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Heritage, Tourism, and Urbanism: The Landscape and Development of Lalibela, Ethiopia

Student Authors
Jahnavi Aluri, Veronica Chuah, Jessica Cruz, Tatiana Kopelman Martin, Cheng Liao, Sarah Reddan, Cameron Robertson, Stacy Tomczyk, Mengjie Zhan, Tania Alam, Boer Deng, Nicholas Kazmierski, Adam Lubitz, Dorothy MacAusland, Matthias Neill, Stacy Tomczyk, Laura Weinstein-Berman

A sustainable future for Lalibela is contingent upon balancing issues of rapid urban growth, increasing tourism, natural and cultural resource protection, spiritual workshop, and community quality of life. To explore these challenges and how they might be address, faculty from Columbia GSAPP and from Addis Ababa University’s Chair of Conversation of Urban and Architectural Heritage, Ethiopian Institute of Architecture, Building Construction, and City Development (AAU-EiABC) collaborated with the World Monuments Fund to develop a student research project at Lalibela.