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 1, Issue 2 (2020)



Knowledge Sharing and Innovation at the Lebanese Banking Industry
Sherine Al Ahmad, Nasser Fathi Easa, and Nehale Mostapha


Effect of different visible light curing systems on the color stability of resin cements
Mohamed A. Ibrahim, Ehab A. Farghaly, and Sherine B.Y. Badr


Guidelines for Sustainable Construction Methods to Build Over Difficult Topographies
Israa R. Fadel, Marwan Halabi, Hiba Mohsen, and Maged Youssef

Issue Editorial Board

Professor of Architecture, Urban Design and Planning Dean, Faculty of Architecture - Design & Built Environment, BAU
Prof. Dr. Ibtihal Y. El- Bastawissi
Executive director of the ISC-IAP-UNU global science programme on Urban Health and Wellbeing
Prof. Dr. Franz W. Gatzweiler
Associate Professor of Architecture and Environmental Design Faculty of Architecture - Design and Built Environment , BAU
Assoc. Prof. Osama Omar
Professor of Architecture and Urban Design Faculty of Architecture - Design and Built Environment , BAU
Prof. Ayman Afify