Nabeel Hamdi

professor Emeritus of Housing and Urban Development
Oxford Brookes University

Nabeel Hamdi has consulted on participatory action planning and upgrading of slums in cities worldwide. He is the author of Small Change: About the Art of Practice and the Limits of Planning in Cities and Housing Without Houses: Participation, Flexibility, Enablement, coauthor of Making Micro Plans and Action Planning for Cities, and editor of the collected volumes Educating for Real and Urban Futures. Currently professor emeritus of housing and urban development at Oxford Brookes University and teaching fellow at University College, London. He has been an Arup Fellow at the University of Cape Town and is adjunct professor at the National University of Technology, Trondhiem, Norway. As an architect for the Greater London Council between 1969 and 1978, his award-winning housing projects established his reputation in participatory design and planning. During the 1980s, he was professor of housing at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Among other distinguished honors of his career, he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Pretoria, South Africa, in 2008.




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