On behalf of the editorial board members, it is a great pleasure to welcome you to the inaugural issue of BAU Journal - Creative Sustainable Development - as an international academic journal published by Beirut Arab University Press.

I am honored and humbled to take the role of Editor-in-Chief of the Journal. Our vision is to create a high-quality publication challenging, and provoking innovative ideas merging various disciplines into a rich platform for collaborative inter and multidisciplinary understanding of sustainable development and creativity in its different dimensions.

The scope of the Journal covers the BAU research themes subsumed under the umbrella of creative sustainable development, with the aim of contributing high-quality knowledge, which can solve environmental, urban planning, social, and economic problems.

The journal is directed to graduate students, academic researchers, scholars, and policy-makers. Achieving the editorial policy the Journal is peer-reviewed guided by the highest standards of scientific quality. I would like to welcome you to this first issue and extend my gratitude to all those who have helped it to see the light.

Last, I would like to express my sincere appreciation to the researchers, reviewers, and the editorial team for their support.

Prof. Dr. Ibtihal El-Bastawissi
Dean, Faculty of Architecture - Design & Built Environment, Beirut Arab University, Lebanon

Current Issue: Volume 4, Issue 2 (2023)

Khalid S. M. Al-Hagla - Professor of Urban Design, the Former Dean, Faculty of Engineering, Alexandria University

Dear readers of the Creative Sustainability Development Journal,

It is an honour to be serving as your guest editor for this upcoming issue of the journal. I am excited for the opportunity to work with such a talented and passionate group of individuals who are dedicated to sustainability and innovation. As we navigate the challenges and complexities of our ever-changing world, it is more important than ever before to promote and encourage creative solutions for sustainable development.

The focus of this issue is to explore unique and creative approaches to sustainability and their potential impact on the world. Whether it be through technological advancements, community initiatives, or cultural shifts, every step towards a more sustainable future is a step in the right direction. This is a time for interdisciplinary collaboration and innovative thinking, as we strive to develop sustainable solutions that promote social, economic, and environmental wellbeing.

As guest editor, I have been fortunate enough to review and select a variety of submissions from scholars, researchers, and practitioners from across the globe. The diversity of perspectives and unique approaches to sustainability that I have encountered through this process has been truly inspiring. It is my hope that this issue will provide readers with valuable insights into the latest trends, practices, and innovations in the field of sustainable development.

I am certain that the articles featured in this issue will motivate and inspire readers to think critically about the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead on our journey towards a more sustainable future. The Creative Sustainability Development Journal has always been at the forefront of promoting creative, innovative and sustainable solutions, and I am confident that this issue will continue in that tradition.

In conclusion, I would like to express my sincere gratitude to the editorial board and staff who have tirelessly worked to produce this issue. It has been a pleasure working with your passionate and dedicated team, and I am honoured to be part of such an important effort. I hope you enjoy this issue and find the articles and ideas shared within it engaging and thought-provoking. Together, we can make a difference in the world and create a sustainable future for generations to come.



Imane Haidar, Ziad Doughan, and Ali M. Haidar Prof.


Aya Mostafa Hassoun, Mostafa khalifa, Eslam M. Elsamahy, Khaled El-Daghar, and Mary Felix