Bruno Marot

Urban planner & housing specialist (Ph.D)

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Bruno Marot (PhD) is a Paris-based city development professional specialized in the planning and financing of urbanization and housing production. His practice over the past ten years has focused largely on the Middle East and North Africa region, and in particular on Lebanon, the site of his doctoral research on the financialization of city-making in post-war Beirut. Bruno’s expertise centers on urban and regional development strategies in fragile environments and, more specifically, on housing finance, land and real estate, and local governance. His skills include policy support and guidance, policy research and analysis, and capacity development and training.


In addition to providing technical assistance to funding agencies, NGOs, and public authorities, Bruno is also an associate researcher at the Institut français du Proche-Orient (Ifpo), and a guest lecturer at Sciences Po (Paris, France).


2019 (Forthcoming). “Greater Beirut’s affordable housing crisis: Evaluation and policy solutions.” Policy Brief for the Lebanese Center for Policy Studies (LCPS).


2019. “Land scarcity in Beirut: Myths and realities.” Le Commerce du Levant. https://www.lecommercedulevant.com/article/28992-land-scarcity-in-beirut-myths-and-realities


2019. “Financialization of cities: A new challenge for cooperation and development stakeholders.” ID4D – The expert blog of the French Development Agency. https://ideas4development.org/en/financialization-cities/


2018. “Pourquoi l’accession subventionnée à la propriété n’est pas la panacée.” Le Commerce du Levant. October. http://www.lecommercedulevant.com/article/28621-pourquoi-laccession-subventionnee-a-la-propriete-nest-pas-la-panacee


2018. “Pegged urbanization and the (in)stability of Lebanese capitalism.” Executive Magazine. October. http://www.executive-magazine.com/special-report/pegged-urbanization-and-the-instability-of-lebanese-capitalism


2018. “Developing post-war Beirut (1990-2016): The political economy of ‘pegged urbanization.’PhD Thesis. McGill University. Montreal. 596 p. http://digitool.library.mcgill.ca/R/-?func=dbin-jump-full&current_base=GEN01&object_id=160619


2018. “Growth politics from the top down: The social construction of the property market in post-war Beirut.” City. 22(3).


2018. “L’indifférence politique face à la crise du logement au Liban.” L’Orient Le Jour. https://www.lorientlejour.com/article/1111666/lindifference-politique-face-a-la-crise-du-logement-au-liban.html


2016. With GEBARA, H. and KHECHEN, M. “Mapping new construction in Beirut (2000-2013).” Jadaliyya. http://www.jadaliyya.com/Details/33751/Mapping-New-Constructions-in-Beirut-2000-2013


2016.  [Review of the book Urban Theory : A critical introduction to power, cities, and urbanism in the 21st century by Harding, A. and Blokland, T. (2014)]. Métropoles, 18. https://metropoles.revues.org/5296


2015. With HECHAIME, A. “La fiscalité foncière au Liban.” [Special section] Revue fiscale libanaise. 3 https://www.academia.edu/30992005/La_fiscalit%C3%A9_fonci%C3%A8re_au_Liban


2015. “Crise du logement et fin du contrôle des loyers à Beyrouth: la poursuite d’une production urbaine exclusive. ” Confluence Méditerranée. 92.


2014. “The End of rent control in Lebanon: Another boost to the ‘growth machine?’” Jadaliyya. www.jadaliyya.com/pages/index/18093/the-end-of-rent-control-in-lebanon_another-boost-t


2012. “The “Old Rent” Law in Beirut: an Incentive or Disincentive for Gentrification?” Les Carnets de l’Ifpo. La recherche en train de se faire à l’Institut Français du Proche-Orient (Hypothèses.org). http://ifpo.hypotheses.org/4376.

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