Abdul-Halim Jabr is an architect/urban design consultant, a faculty member of the Holy Spirit University of Kaslik, and previously at the American University of Beirut (AUB). He holds a Bachelor of Architecture from AUB, and a Master’s degree in Urban Studies and Housing from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
Jabr works actively on issues of urban design and governance in Greater Beirut, specifically in relation to the environment, old neighborhoods, and public places. Between March 2014 and November 2016, he served as an advisor to the Ministry of Culture with regard to heritage buildings in Beirut and was part of the team that drafted the new law for the protection of heritage.
In May 2016, he was one of 24 candidates running for municipal council elections on the “Beirut Madinati” list.