Ibrahim Mneimneh is a Lebanese architect who has worked in several international architecture and engineering companies, managing urban projects in the Middle East and North Africa. In addition, he lectures on urban design and architecture at several universities in Lebanon. Mneimneh is also an advocate for sustainable design and has published on the importance of urban heritage and its preservation. He is a founding member of the Beirut Madinati civil society candidates list that participated in the 2016 municipal elections, which he headed. Most recently, he ran for parliamentary elections in Beirut as head of an independent list, Koulouna Beirut. It is to talk about his civil society activities that Diwan met with Mneimneh in early July.