In Lebanon’s fragmented territorial efforts, the need for systemization and mediation entities is increasing. SOSI’s objectives are to ensure the protection of the city’s heritage through accurate and thorough documentation...Learn More
SOSI’s approach towards planning and development is based on collaborations with academic institutions, public entities, and donors to produce pilot projects that function as interventions in line with the strategic plan’s overall goal to upgrade the socio-economic character of the historic district...Learn More
Research, archiving and documentation of the historic district's continuously changing socio-economic, cultural, architectural and urban characteristics.
Planning and development of potential sites and projects for social and cultural growth
Mediation between and management of the stakeholders and institutions involved in each project to ensure a participatory approach to planning.
The development of Chakrieh Street marked the first urban expansion of Saida beyond the walls of its historic district. Today this street...
Bahr El Eid is one of the oldest public playgrounds in the historic district of Saida. Prior to the Israeli bombardment of the historic...
Research and analysis of the coastal edge of Saida’s historic district with its numerous...
We are always on the lookout for motivated individuals who would like to volunteer their skills and time with us. As we adopt a multidisciplinary and integrated approach towards conserving Saida’s historic district and developing its socio-economic status through development interventions, we are open to volunteers from all backgrounds and ages. Volunteers specifically from urban planning and design, architecture and economics are particularly vital to our team.Learn More
SOSI operates on contributions from organizations and private individuals who are interested in our cause. Donating can be done to help us sustain our administrative efforts or to accomplish projects under development, as well as initiate new development projects in Saida’s historic district.Learn More