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AL FAYHAA A Sustainable Community Sevilla – Spain 22/03/2007 Prepared by : Abdallah ABDUL WAHAB Director of AL FAYHAA Urban Communit Director of AL FAYHAA.

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1 AL FAYHAA A Sustainable Community Sevilla – Spain 22/03/2007 Prepared by : Abdallah ABDUL WAHAB Director of AL FAYHAA Urban Communit Director of AL FAYHAA Urban CommunitLebanon

2 Urban Community AL FAYHAA Located in North Lebanon Established in 1982 Grouping the 3 municipalities of Tripoli, Mina and Baddawi Around inhabitants Sq.Km2

3 Approaches to the question of sustainability in AL - FAYHAA 1993 – Audit and Strategy of UCF Financed by European Commission, World Bank/ Metap in co-operation with Medcities. Description of the Project : International (Spain, France, Egypt, Turkey) and local experts met together and carried a complete audit of 7 aspects of the 3 cities of UCF, followed by a draft Environment Strategy: Water, waste water, solid waste, air, energy, land use and environment management.

4 Approaches to the question of sustainability in AL - FAYHAA Audit and draft strategy results: * Gave a good idea about environment problems. * Was a basis to initiate many projects in Al Fayhaa on the priorities of the draft Environment Strategy: 1- On solid waste: Planning of treatment and disposal, improvement of collection. Financing of equipments. 2- On patrimony and cultural heritage: Assessment,Inventory of sites. 3- On transport: Study of an Integrated Transport Plan 4- On environment management: Observatory of Environment and Development. 5- On air quality: Laboratory on Air Quality. Diagnostic. Planning Air Quality Improvement.

5 Approaches to the question of sustainability in AL - FAYHAA 1- Solid Wastes Cooperation project started in 1994 with Medcities supported by EC, called Tripoli-Mina Déchets with Barcelone and Marseilles. In 1995 Lattiquia and Limassol joined the initiative on solid wastes and the project became Demedor Description of the project : Study on best solution for disposal and treatment of Municipal Solid Wastes. Viability study of composting and incineration. Geographical study of best solution available for a discharge Study of recycling market of selective collection and municipal needs of collection equipment and containers.

6 Procurement of machinery for the dump management like bulldozer,water truck,compactor A provisional landfill Procurement of urban equipments for collection and street sweeping like hydraulic trucks and containers Approaches to the question of sustainability in AL - FAYHAA 1 - Solid Wastes ( contd ) The World Bank supported the project & financed:

7 Approaches to the question of sustainability in AL - FAYHAA 2 - Patrimony and Cultural Heritage In 1994 Member of Medrihab Network of Medurbs program with Marseilles, Lisbon, Rabat, Anderlecht, Sousse and Wahran. Description of the Project : Co-operation between members to take care of Patrimony and Historical Heritage through Projects designed according to each citys need. A good catalog of the main sites was made. It was used to obtain financial support for future rehabilitation

8 Approaches to the question of sustainability in AL - FAYHAA 2 - Patrimony and Cultural Heritage ( contd ) Tripoli is currently benefitting from the world Bank – AFD cofinanced Cultural Heritage and Urban Development Project which seeks to preserve the historical city while supporting productive and commercial activities related to cultural heritage Dollars

9 In 2001, Study of Environmental friendly integrated transportation plan for Greater Tripoli by JICA plan for Greater Tripoli by JICA Approaches to the question of sustainability in AL - FAYHAA The study formulated 3 urgent transport projects for implementation during a 5 - year short term plan. The integration of the 3 projects will lead to the optimum solution of many transport problems and to the enhancing of natural and social Environment of natural and social Environment Results 3 - Transport

10 Approaches to the question of sustainability in AL - FAYHAA The themes of water and waste water are not the responsibility of the local authorities. However their inclusion in the strategy was a push towards strengthening political will and motivation of the concerned ministries Notes Water and waste water

11 In 1999, within a new environmental approach : The Tripoli Environment and Development Observatory was established in Al Fayhaa to know the actual state of environment and allow a quantified dialogue with National Authorities and City stakeholders and associations. Approaches to the question of sustainability in AL - FAYHAA 4 – Environment Management

12 Tripoli Environment & Development Observatory MEDCITIES European Commission / LIFE Program DGX1 METAP FMCU UNDP

13 8/4/2000 Started Tripoli Environment & Development Observatory Lately Approved by the Council of Ministers as a section in the engineering department of Al Fayhaa Urban Community Institutional strengthening & Sustainability

14 A tool helping UCF and member municipalities in the management of the environment problems while keeping a sustainable development Definition Tripoli Environment & Development observatory

15 Follow-up progress of Env & Dev by observing path of indicators predefined on cause-effect basis Spread, share and make accessible the Gathered information Identify local hot spots Tripoli Environment & Development observatory Function : Improve decision – making process

16 Use of an analytical Tool Analyze information and display it for more effective public communication Geographic Information System GIS Tripoli Environment & Development observatory Function : Improve planning & management system

17 Natural, Cultural & Historical heritage Themes followed by TEDO Urban Planning & Land use Water & Waste water Solid Wastes Socio - Economical Air Quality Meteo

18 TEDOs Indicators Quality Measurability Simplicity Availability Relevance Description 35 Quantifiable, representative Comprehensive to all Accessible, Known origin of inf. Coherence between theme and measuring method & frequency

19 Indicators Data Base Type State,Pressure, Response Description Way of Calculation Updating Interval Source Period

20 Ministries Central Administration Municipal Employees NGOS Universities Elected Municipal Councils TEDO Partners of TEDO Scientific research council / Remote Censing

21 Spread, Share and make accessible gathered information Through regular reports Publications & UCF Website. By directing information seekers towards sources of information By founding an Information Data Bank for municipalities By adopting new ways of presentation of information like G.I.S.

22 Doners Appreciation TEDO is a sucessful project Project to be duplicated Sustainability Tedos success UCF Efforts TEDO is a partner in new SMAP project

23 Approaches to the question of sustainability in AL - FAYHAA 5- Air Quality: In 1999 a Laboratory on Air Quality and an Air Quality unit with equipment for monitoring emissions and inmissions of pollutants was created with Medcities and UNDP support.

24 Approaches to the question of sustainability in AL - FAYHAA 5- Air Quality ( contd ) From 2002,Al Fayhaa is a partner in SMAP project with Medcities (Larnaca, Limassol, Tetouan and Barcelona) co financed by EC to Elaborate a long term plan to reduce polluting emissions and improve air quality. Duration : 3 years Duration : 3 years

25 Approaches to the question of sustainability in AL - FAYHAA However : However : Such audit,although a strategic tool, has been only an environmental approach and El Fayha has many strategic social and economic challenges. Such audit,although a strategic tool, has been only an environmental approach and El Fayha has many strategic social and economic challenges. So, an environment strategy has not obtained full political or citizens support and the environment strategic actions implementation has been difficult because they are not a clear city strategic projects So, an environment strategy has not obtained full political or citizens support and the environment strategic actions implementation has been difficult because they are not a clear city strategic projects So, the durability has not been reached except in some sectors. So, the durability has not been reached except in some sectors. Such environmental approach was necessary but not enough. Such environmental approach was necessary but not enough.

26 Why AL FAYHAA needs SDS AL FAYHAA Knows the actual state of its environment through Its observatory but its utilization as participatory tool of follow-up of the Environmental participatory tool of follow-up of the Environmental strategy is not reached. To elaborate an integrated and holistic approach that include not only the environmental issues but also economic and social ones.

27 AL FAYHAA SDS project - AFSDS Many partners: Many partners: Cities Alliance Cities Alliance World Bank World Bank Un Habitat Un Habitat UNEP UNEP Medcities Medcities Municipality of Barcelona Municipality of Barcelona Municipality of Marseille Municipality of Marseille AFD AFD

28 AL FAYHAA SDS project - AFSDS Project duration: 18 months Project duration: 18 months Project budget : 704,671 Dollars Project budget : 704,671 Dollars Description: Description: A process of Participatory multi -stakeholder planning resulting in a resilient and sustainable economy - a process of elaboration very participative. A process of Participatory multi -stakeholder planning resulting in a resilient and sustainable economy - a process of elaboration very participative. Objectives : Objectives : - Promote economic growth of AL FAYHAA - Promote economic growth of AL FAYHAA and encourage investments and encourage investments - Contribute to poverty alleviation andc increase - Contribute to poverty alleviation andc increase employment employment - Improve Urban governance and management. - Improve Urban governance and management.

29 Conclusion Environment projects in a town with big social and economic problems can not be implemented easily because environmental priorities are in concurrence with more important strategic challenges. Therefore It is absolutely important to draw a City Development Strategy Environment projects in a town with big social and economic problems can not be implemented easily because environmental priorities are in concurrence with more important strategic challenges. Therefore It is absolutely important to draw a City Development Strategy


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