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Areas of Specialization

Education

1988UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, Berkeley
◊ Doctor of Philosophy in Architecture
1981MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, Cambridge
◊ Master of Science in Architecture
1979CAIRO UNIVERSITY, Cairo, Egypt
◊ D.T.P., Diploma of Advanced Studies in Town Planning
1977CAIRO UNIVERSITY, Cairo, Egypt
◊ Bachelor of Architectural Engineering

Academic Experience and Positions

1998 - presentPROFESSOR
Departments of Architecture and City & Regional Planning
University of California, Berkeley
Teaching and research on Architectural Design, Urban Design, housing, urbanism and Urban History of the Third World
2015 - presentFACULTY DIRECTOR
Center for Arab Societies and Environments Studies (CASES)
University of California, Berkeley
Establishment and administration of a new innovative Center concerned with teaching and research exchanges between U.C. Berkeley and Universities in Arab Countries, particularly Kuwait – funded by The Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS).
2014 - 2015VISITING PROFESSOR (while on sabbatical from U.C. Berkeley)
School of Design and Environment & Institute of Middle Eastern Studies
National University of Singapore, Singapore
Taught Ph.D. workshop.
October 2014 – December 2014Faculty of Architecture
University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Taught a short seminar and a studio.
June 2015Melbourne School of Design
University of Melbourne, Australia
Taught a short seminar.
1995-2014CHAIR
Center for Middle Eastern Studies (CMES)
University of California, Berkeley
Tasks include administration of an organized research unit (ORU) within the International and Area Studies Division, coordination of academic programs, visiting faculty, lecture series, language instruction, graduate fellowships, regular faculty activities, and budget allocation.
2000-2014PROGRAM CHAIR
Middle Eastern Studies (MES) Undergraduate Program
University of California, Berkeley
2009–2014PROGRAM CHAIR & HEAD GRADUATE ADVISOR
International and Area Studies (IAS) Graduate Program
University of California, Berkeley
Tasks include supervision of students and staff, coordination of admissions decisions, orientation programs, and grant programs.
1996-1999 & 2006-2011HEAD OF GRADUATE ADVISORS AND COMMITTEE CHAIR
M.S. – Ph.D. in Architecture Graduate Program
University of California, Berkeley
2010-2011INTERIM DIRECTOR
International and Area Studies Teaching Program (IASTP)
University of California, Berkeley
Supervision of all activities of a teaching program offering five undergraduate degrees and one graduate program.
2003-2008ASSOCIATE DEAN FOR INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS
College of Environmental Design (CED)
University of California, Berkeley
Mainstream and consolidate the several ad-hoc programs in the department with an international focus and bring them under the singleumbrella of this new program.
2008-presentPRESIDENT
International Association for the Study of Traditional Environments (IASTE)
Tasks include administering a non-profit academic association of interdisciplinary scholars whose research focuses on traditional built environments, including grant writing, administration, budgeting, paper review, supervising the publication program, directing all conferences, selecting regent speakers, and editing the IASTE Working Paper Series.
1988 2008CO-FOUNDER&PRINCIPAL DIRECTOR
International Association for the Study of Traditional Environments (IASTE)
Tasks include administering a non-profit academic association of interdisciplinary scholars whose research focuses on traditional built environments, including grant writing, administration, budgeting, paper review, supervising the publication program, directing all conferences, selecting regent speakers, and editing the IASTE Working Paper Series.
1989-presentEDITOR
Traditional Dwellings and Settlement Review (TDSR)
Responsibility includes management of all aspects of the journal including paper review, assignment of paper and book reviews, publication decision, design layout and budgeting.
July 1985 - June 1998ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR/ASSISTANT PROFESSOR/ADJUNCT PROFESSOR/VISITING LECTURER/RESEARCH ASSOCIATE
College of Environmental Design
University of California, Berkeley
Taught lecture courses, seminars and studios.
January 1985 - December 1987Interior Design Program
University Extension
Taught studios in residential and commercial design.
February 1982 - July 1984ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
College of Environmental Design
University of Petroleum & Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
Taught courses in housing, urban design, and studios in architectural design, environmental design, physical planning and graphic communication; research in the areas of housing and building codes.
September 1979 - July 1981FIELD RESEARCHER
Department of Architecture, Technology Adaptation Program (TAP), M.I.T., Cambridge, under the auspices of the U.S.
Agency for International Development (USAID), Washington, D. C.
Prepared studies on the application of different housing concepts (site & services, upgrading, and core housing) and the use of landsat imagery to the Egyptian context; designing and preparing the final reports.
September 1977 - July 1979RESEARCH ASSISTANT
Joint Research Team on Housing (CU/MIT)
Technology Planning Center, Cairo University Technology Adaptation Program
Prepared studies on the application of different planning models to Egypt and conducting a field survey on the housing situation in Cairo.
September 1977 - July 1979INSTRUCTOR/DEMONSTRATOR
Department of Architecture, Faculty of Engineering, Cairo
University, Cairo, Egypt
Assisted in the teaching of courses on housing, urban design, and architectural practice.

Public Service, Administration and Consulting

2009-2012DIRECTOR
2003-2006
  • Board of Directors, The Society of Architectural Historians, Chicago
2003-presentEDITORIAL BOARD MEMBER
  • Encyclopedia of 20-th Century Architecture
  • International Journal of Islamic Architecture
  • Routledge book series: “Planning, History and the Environment.”
  • Journal of Tourism and Cultural Change
  • Prostor
REVIEWER & EDITORIAL ADVISOR
1996 & 2001
  • Guest Editor, Built Environment, United Kingdom
1997-present
  • Reviewer, Ashgate; Blackwell; Bloomsbury; Continuum Press; Harvard University Press; John Wiley & Sons; MIT Press; Routledge; University of Minnesota Press.
2001-present
  • Book Series Editor, “Transnational Perspectives on Space and Place” Lexington Press, Lanham. Books in Series include Muslim Europe, 2002,Urban Informality, 2003 and Making Cairo Medieval, 2004.
1990–present
  • Reviewer, Alam Al-Benaa, American Anthropologist, Annals of Tourism, Environment & Planning, Islamic Arts, International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, Journal of Architectural Education, The Journal of Architecture & Planning Research, The Journal of Tourism and Cultural Change, The Journal of Urban Geography, Journal of the American Planning Association, Journal of Historical Geography, Journal of King Saud University, Journal of Planning Literature, Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, Middle East Review, Singapore Journal of Tropical Geography, Society & Space, Urban Design International, Urban Design Journal, Urban Studies.
JUROR, PROFESSIONAL REFEREE AND CONSULTANT
April 2018Kuwait Foundation for Advancement of Sciences (KFAS)
Juror for an international competition to design the new headquarters of the foundation in Kuwait City.
June 2016 & June 2015University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Juror for Master of Architecture Graducation Project.
May 2015Queens University of Belfast, Northern Ireland
Juror for Master of Architecture Graducation Project.
2012King Abdullah University for Science and Technology (KAUST) and the American University in Cairo (AUC)
Chair of review committee to integrate desert buildings technology project.
2012Cornell University, School of Architecture, Art and Planning
Member of review committee for the Department of City and Regional Planning.
2010-2011Opera Square International Competition, Cairo
Juror for the international competition to redesign Opera Square in Cairo, Egypt. Organized by the National Organization for Urban Harmony (NOUH).
201014th Annual Arab Film Festival, San Francisco
Consultant, jury selection.
200913th Annual Arab Film Festival, San Francisco
Chair of the jury for the selection of film awards in long feature film category.
200812th Annual Arab Film Festival, San Francisco
Member of the jury for the selection of film awards in long feature film category.
200711th Annual Arab Film Festival, San Francisco
Juror for selection of film awards in the documentaries category.
2006Jabal Khandama International Architectural Competition
Chair of the Jury, Competition on a major urban redevelopment project in Mecca, Saudi Arabia.
2001The History Channel
Advisor on the Series "Modern Marvels" in regard to the two episodes "The Suez Canal" and "The Aswan High Dam".
1995-1996King Abdul Azia University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Adviser on promotion cases and reviewer of research projects.
1995-1996King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Adviser on promotion cases and reviewer of research projects.
1995Ministry of Development, Brunei
Workshop on Housing and Physical Planning Programs.
1994University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
Adviser on promotion cases and reviewer of research projects.
1993Center for Field Research, Boston
Reviewer.
1992California Policy Seminar, Berkeley
Reviewer.
1991AIA, Arizona Chapter, Tucson
Design for Desert Living Competition Juror for design submissions.
1991-1993Basil/Blackwell
Encyclopedia of Architecture, edited by Paul Oliver Suggesting and contributing entries to the Encyclopedia.
1987-1989John Wiley, New York
Encyclopedia of Architecture, edited by J. Wilkes and R. Packard Suggesting and contributing entries to the Encyclopedia.
1982-1983Saudi Arabian National Center for Science & Technology, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Refereeing and reviewing several research proposals in the areas of architectural research, urban design, building codes and urban development.
Advisor and Reviewer for Promotion Cases
King Abdul Aziz University, King Saud University, MIT, New York University, University of California at Davis,University of California at Irvine, University of California at Merced, University of California at Santa Barbara,University of Pennsylvania.
CONSULTING SERVICE: National & International Level
2017Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Science (KFAS)
Consultant to develop the program and identify the process for designing a new headquarters for the foundation.
2015-2019CRASSH – Center for Research in Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities
Member of the John Harvard Colloquium on Topographies of Citizenship – a four-year interdisciplinary research project involving 18 international scholars.
2015WIKISTRAT – Crowdsourcing Consulting
Occasional Analyst on Middle East issues.
March 2013Shangrila – Doris Duke Foundation
Co-chair, Ph.D. dissertation workshop on the theme Islamic Architecture & Urbanism.
2004-2012Society of Architectural Historians
Service as member or Chair of various award committees including: Spiro Kostof Award for best book in the history of Architecture and Urbanism; the Alice Davis Hitchcock Award for best book in Architectural History; the Philip Johnson Award for best Exhibition Catalogue/Book; and the Founders Award for best article published in the Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians (JSAH).
2007Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
Workshop and Conference Co-director of the Comparative Urban Studies Project, “Cities and Fundamentalism”.
2004Barcelona Forum 2004
Speaker and Participant in the Discussion Forum: Globalization, Identity, Diversity.
1996-1997Middle East Studies Association, Annual Conference
Co-chair, 1997 Program Committee.
1995-1996Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars – Smithsonian
Member, Working Group on the UN HABITAT II / City Summit Conference, Globalization and Comparative Urbanism.
1995-1996United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Member, Working Group on “Cities for the Next Millennium”.
1991-1997Peace Fellowship Program, USAID / Egyptian Culture and Education Bureau
Advisor.
1982-1984University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia College of Environmental Design
1983-1984
    Chair, Continuing Education Program
1982-1983
    Member, Committees on Exhibitions and Lectures
1982-1983
    Curriculum, Computer Utilization, and several faculty search committees.
COMMITTEE SERVICE:University of California, Berkeley
2015-2016College of Environmental Design
Member of the CED Executive Committee.
2008-2013Blum Center for Developing Economies
Member of Education Committee.
2007-2009New Media Center
Member, Faculty Advisory Committee.
1996 – PresentAd-Hoc Committees
Served on several ad-hoc Promotion and Unit Review Committees at both departmental and University level.
1995-1996Education Abroad Program (EAP)
Served on system-wide committee to evaluate the UC. Education Abroad Program at the American University, Cairo, Egypt.
1992-1994Center for Middle Eastern Studies
Executive Committee Member.
1991-1994Academic Senate
Member of the Subcommittee on the American Cultures Requirement.
1988 - presentDepartment of Architecture
  • Chair, Environmental Design in Developing Countries Area of Emphasis
  • Adviser, Undergraduate Minor in Environmental Design in Developing Countries
  • Member Ph.D. Committee, M.Arch Committee, Faculty Search Committee, Prizes & Committee, and other ad hoc committees.
2006 - presentDepartment of City & Regional Planning
2011-2013
  • M.C.P. Committee.
2009-2011
  • Ph.D. Committee.

Professional Affiliations

Professional Architectural Practice

Awards and Fellowships

May 2015RESIDENT FELLOW
School of Architecture, Queens University, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
2014-2015J. SIMON GUGGENHEIM FELLOWSHIP
A grant for research on Nile: Urban Histories on the Bank of a River.
2009RESIDENT FELLOW
July 2009, Foundation Les Treilles, France
2008DISTINGUISHED TEACHING AWARD
Highest honor bestowed by the Academic Senate on a faculty for teaching excellence. University of California, Berkeley
2003BOOK COVER DESIGN AWARD
for Hybrid Urbanism from Communication Arts Magazine
1995BEIT AL-QURAN MEDAL
for contributions to the study of Arab history, Bahrain
1994-1995SOCIAL SCIENCE RESEARCH COUNCIL (SSRC)
New York: A mid-career fellowship to research public housing programs and nation-building in the post-colonial Middle East
1994-1995COUNCIL FOR AMERICAN OVERSEAS RESEARCH CENTERS (CAORC)
Washington, DC: A travel fellowship to Egypt, Tunisia, and Bahrain to research the architecture of public housing and its connection to the nation-building agenda. ($7,000)
1994ARAB URBAN DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE
Award for Best Conference in the Study of Traditional Arab Environments, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
1993-1994MCNAIR FACULTY MENTOR AWARD
by the University of California, Berkeley, in recognition of support and guidance to minority undergraduate students.
1991AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS EDUCATION HONORS
Washington, DC: for the program Cross Cultural Modes of Architectural Design.
1990PIONEER AMERICA SOCIETY
Williamsburg, Virginia: Fred Kniffen Award for Best Book in Material Culture in 1990, for the book Dwellings, Settlements and Tradition (Jointly with Jean-Paul Bourdier).
1986-1987BERKELEY REGENTS FELLOW
University of California

Grants As Principal Investigator, Endowments and Fund-Raising

2018-King Salman Center for Local Governance (KSCLG), A grant to collaborate on symposia and projects related to comparative urban governance issues for the Center for Arab Societies and Environments Studies (CASES) at UC Berkeley. ($85,000)
2016-2018Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences, A grant to establish the Kuwait Program for Contemporary Arab Culture and to initiate the Center for Arab Societies and Environments Studies (CASES) at UC Berkeley. ($1 million)
2014-2018U.S. Department of Education, Title VI Grant for activities for the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, UC Berkeley. ($2.6 million)
2010-2014U.S. Department of Education, Title VI Grant for activities for the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, UC Berkeley. ($2 million)
2007-2009Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington D.C., grant for a conference on Cities and Fundamentalisms. (Jointly with Blair Ruble &MejganMassoumi ($30,000).
2006-2010U.S. Department of Education, Title VI Grant for activities for the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, UC Berkeley. ($1.8 million)
2002-2005U.S. Department of Education, Title VI Grant for activities for the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, UC Berkeley. ($1.5 million)
2002-2003Helen Diller Family Endowment for a program in Jewish Studies and Israeli Visiting Scholars at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, UC Berkeley. ($3.5 million)
2000-2001Ford Foundation. IIS Crossing Borders Grant for research and a conference on The Urban Informality Project. (Jointly with Ananya Roy) ($20,000)
1999-2002US Department of Education, Title VI Grant for activities in the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, UC Berkeley. ($1.5 million)
1999-2000Sultan Bin Abdul Aziz Charity Foundation Endowment for a Program in Arab Studies at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, UC Berkeley. ($5 million)
1998-1999Xenel Corporation/Abdul-Jawad Family Endowment for an Islamic Studies Program and a Technology Transfer program at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, UC Berkeley. ($2 million)
1998-1999Ford Foundation/IIS Crossing Borders Grant for the Muslim Europe Project (Jointly with Manuel Castells). ($20,000)
1996-1999US Department of Education, Title VI Grant for activities in the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, UC Berkeley. ($1.5 million)
1996-1997Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts Grant Chicago, IL, for a special issue of Traditional Dwellings and Settlements Review. ($10,000)
1995-1996Mellon Foundation Endowment for activities in the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, UC Berkeley. ($500,000)
1995-1996National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), Washington, DC: Design Arts Program, Design Documentation Grant to produce computer simulations on the history of urban form of traditional Islamic cities (Jointly with Yehuda Kalay). ($40,000)
1993-1994National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), Washington, DC: Design Arts Program Organizational Grant to produce and write a video documentary, At Home with Mother Earth: Akkiwan, for public television. ($30,000)
1993-1994Graham Foundation for the Advancement of Study in the Fine Arts, Chicago: A Grant to produce and write a video documentary, At Home with Mother Earth: Akkiwan, for public television. ($10,000)
1993-1994Hewlett Grant: Administered by the Institute of International Studies, Berkeley: A grant to research housing policy and nation-building in the Arab World. ($5,000)
1991-1992National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), Washington, DC: Design Arts Program Institutional Grant to initiate Traditional Dwellings and Settlements Review, the journal of IASTE (Jointly with Jean-Paul Bourdier). ($30,000)
1991-1992Getty Foundation, Santa Monica, California, Publication Program: a grant to edit and publish Traditional Dwellings and Settlements Review. ($30,000)
1990-1991Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in Fine Arts, Chicago: a grant to produce illustrations for the book Cities and Caliphs. ($10,000)
1988-1989National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), Washington, DC: Design Arts Program Individual Grant to plan the publication of a new journal (Jointly with Jean-Paul Bourdier). ($20,000)
1988-1989Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Arts, Chicago: Grant to establish the International Association for the Study of Traditional Environments (Jointly with Jean-Paul Bourdier). ($10,000)
1987-1988National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), Washington, DC: Design Arts Individual Program Grant to conduct a conference (Jointly with Jean-Paul Bourdier). ($10,000)
1987-1988Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Arts, Chicago: Research Grant to publish the book Dwellings, Settlements and Tradition. ($10,000)
1981-1982Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture, MIT/Harvard, Cambridge, Publication Grant.

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA GRANTS

1998-1999Committee on Research (COR) Grant for Housing Research
1996-1997Committee on Research (COR) Grant for Housing Research
1995-1996Committee on Research (COR) Computing Grant
1995-1996Committee on Research (COR) Grant to develop case-studies of housing policies in developing countries.
1994-1995Humanities Research Grant to pursue research and travel in the Middle East and North Africa to research the connection between public housing and nation-building.
1994-1995Committee on Research (COR) Supplementary Sabbatical Grant
1993-1994Committee on Research (COR) Grant to develop case studies on the history of housing in the Middle East.
1993-1994Center for Middle Eastern Studies: An exploratory Mellon Fund grant for research on Public Housing Policy and Public Housing Form.
1993-1994Office of Educational Development, Innovative Grant to develop a new course on the Urbanism of the Soviet Empire, 1945 - 1990.
1993-1994Center for Middle Eastern Studies Mellon Fund, a grant to develop visual materials on Middle Eastern architects.
1992-1993Committee on Research, Grant to develop animations, simulation and modeling of Traditional Islamic Cities.
1992-1992Junior Faculty Research Grant to develop case studies of contemporary responses to colonial urbanism.
1991-1992Council of Educational Development, Instructional Improvement Grant to coordinate the introduction of a new course in Architecture dealing with International Housing with an existing course in Planning.
1990-1991Center for Middle Eastern Studies Mellon fund, a grant to develop visual material for research and teaching of Middle Eastern subjects.
1990-1991Council of Educational Development, Instructional Improvement Grant to produce computer models for three Islamic cities to be used in studio instructions (Jointly with Mark Mack).
1989-1990Council of Educational Development, A Priorities in Education Grant to organize a new course on colonialism and the evolution of urban form in the developing world (Jointly with Ken Simmons).
1989-1990Office of the Provost, Innovative Program Grant to develop a continuing education component for the Traditional Settlements Project.
1988-1989Council of Educational Development, Instructional Improvement Grant applied to developing visual material for the Environmental Design in Developing Countries concentration.

Media Coverage and Interviews

2018Interview, Nile Cultural Channel
Egyptian Television, January 2018.
2017Interview, The Arabic Translation of the Cairo Book
The Program “Thaqafah.” Nile T.V., December 2017.
2017Interview, “Nezar AlSayyad with Mona Abaza discuss where we come from!”
in Open Decomcracy. June 2017.
2016Interview, the Program “Happening.”
Kuwait T.V., December 2016.
2016Interview, Al-Ahram newspaper
“Reframing Civility to the Egyptian Street,” January 2016.
2015“AlSayyad Speaks about Development in Cairo.”
A full-page interview in Egyptian daily newspaper, Al-Shorouk, April 2015.
2015Interview, Franklin Center at Duke University
AlSayyad speaks with Miriam Cooke about cities and traditional environments, “Cities: Traditional Environments” for the Rethinking Global Cities project, March 4 2015.
2014Interview, HKUx
AlSayyad speaks with David Lung about informal settlements and the vernacular, “The Search for Vernacular Architecture of Asia, Part 2,” October 2014.
2013Interview, Voice of America
“Panel Approves New Egyptian Draft Constitution.” December 2 2013.
2013Op-Ed Contributor
“Mohamed Morsi Trial: Is Egypt Ready for Democracy?” in International Business Times, November 18 2013.
2013Interview, Jaddaliya
AlSayyad speaks with HibaBouAkar, “Urbanists Can Never Afford to be Apolitical: An Interview with NezarAlSayyad on Urbanization in the Middle East.” September 30 2013.
2013Interview, The Tavis Smiley Radio Show
“Egypt’s Revolution,” July 12, 2013.
2013Interview, KQED
AlSayyad speaks with Michael Krasny about Egypt’s former president, “Mubarak Acquitted.” August 20 2013.
2013Interview, Fairness Radio
AlSayyad speaks with Patrick OHeffernan about Egypt’s future in, “NezarAlSayyad: Egypt. Beverly Bell Haiti.” July 8 2013.
2013Interview, KQED Radio
AlSayyad speaks with Michael Krasny about Egypt in, “Mass Demonstrations in Egypt Gain Momentum.” July 8 2013.
2013Interview, KPFA
AlSayyad speaks with Philip Maldari about Egypt’s current events on, “The Sunday Show.” July 7 2013.
2013Interview, Voice of America
“Analyst: Egypt’s Army Must Control Morsi Supporters.” July 7 2013.
2013Interview, National Geographic
“The Egyptian Military’s Huge Historical Role.” July 5 2013.
2013Interview, Voice of America
“Analyst says Egyptian Events Not a Military Coup.” July 3 2013.
2013Interview, Fairness Radio
AlSayyad speaks with Patrick OHeffernan about the removal of Egypt’s President Morsi in, “The Fairness Doctrine.” July 2 2013.
2013Interview, Voice of America
“Egypt’s High Court Proposed as Crisis Solution.” July 2 2013.
2013Interview, Current TV
AlSayyad speaks with Jennifer Granholm in “The War Room” and discusses “Why Americans Should be Paying Attention to Unrest in Egypt.” January 2013.
2011Op-Ed Contributor
“Cairo’s Roundabout Revolution” in the New York Times, April 13, 2011.
2011Interview, Bloomberg TV
AlSayyad speaks with Mark Crumpton on Bloomberg Television's “Bottom Line” and discusses the demonstrations in Saudi Arabia. Protesters in Saudi Arabia stayed away from a so-called Day of Rage after police were deployed in force to deter political activists. Saudi Arabia has tried to calm oil markets and avoid political upheaval with $36 billion of jobless benefits, education and housing subsidies and debt write-offs. Aired on Mar. 11, 2011.
2011Interview, Bloomberg TV
AlSayyad speaks with Mark Crumpton on Bloomberg Television's “Bottom Line” and discusses the outlook for Egypt's government. Aired on Feb. 10, 2011.
2011Interview, Bloomberg TV
AlSayyad speaks with Mark Crumpton on Bloomberg Television's “Bottom Line” and discusses the political unrest in Egypt. Aired on Feb. 2, 2011
2011Interview, KPFA Public Radio.
AlSayyad gives commentary on KPFA's “Letters and Politics” program and discusses the unrest in Egypt. Aired on Jan. 31, 2011.
2009Several Interviews
For Various News Programs on Local Television and Radio Stations in the San Francisco Bay Area, including KTVU-Channel 2, KPIX-Channel 5, and KGO-Channel 7, 2004-2009.
2008“Adabiyat” – Main Guest with host Gamal El-Ghitani
on a major television program of Nile Television, Cairo, Egypt, July 2008.
2007“Searching for the Lost Urban Wealth”: A Symposium with Nezar Alsayyad and Gamal Al-Ghitani
in Akhbar Al-Adab, July 29 2007
2007Invited plenary session moderator of “Spin and Journalism: An Uneasy Coexistence,”
at the Annual Conference of the International Press Institute, Istanbul Turkey, May 2007.
2006Seminar
held in conjunction with and for Al-Akhbar an Egyptian daily on Cities in the Middle East, June 2006
2003“Hamas, la bomba radical que remece a Israel” by Pablo Soto Gonzalez.
El Mercurio, Chile, June 14, 2003.
2003“Dritter Weltcrieg nach dem Muster eines Zusammenpralls der Kulturen”
Interview mit dem Nahost-Experten Prof. Nezar AlSayyad in National & Zeitung, Germany, April 30, 2003.
2003“Middle Eastern Studies: The New Push”
in Aramco World, January/February, 2003, pp. 2-13.
2002“UC Berkeley Faculty Analyze Iraq War: Nezar AlSayyad on the War”
by Bonnie Azab Powell, Berkeleyan-Online, April 2, 2002.
2002“Middle East 101: Q&A with Nezar AlSayyad.
Chair of Berkeley’s Center for Middle Eastern Studies” by Bonnie Azab Powell, Berkeleyan- Online, October 15, 2002.
2001“After September 11: The Faculty Reflects”
California Monthly, November , 2001, Vol. 112, No.2.
2001“Aswan High Dam” & “The Suez Canal” Guest Appearance Modern Marvels Program
HISTORY CHANNEL Productions, 2001.
1996“A Blue Print for Egypt: It’s Past is Recreated”
by Mary Rajkumar Oakland Tribune, April 29, 1996, pp. 11&12.
1996“Virtual Cairo: You can Tour the City in the 10th and 15th Century with Professor AlSayyad’s Multimedia Project”
by Kathleen Scalise, Berkeleyan, April 17-23, 1996, p.3.
1995“Planning and Planners in the Arab World.”
A one hour television interview in the program “Nadwa Thagafia - A Cultural Engagement,” Bahrain Public Television, Bahrain, March 1995.
1996“Adobe Comes into Its Own: The Mud Architecture of Professor AlSayyad”
by Kathleen Scalise, Berkeleyan, April 17-23, 1996, p 2.
1991Akhtar Badshah, “First World: Third World”
in Mimar, No. 38, 1991, pp. 15-16.
1988“Scholars to Discuss Environment: Large Campus Symposium to Focus on Cultural Dwellings”
in The Daily Californian, April 4, 1988

Research and Ph.D. Mentorship

DISSERTATION COMMITTEE CHAIR

2018El-Zoghbi, Riem, Ph.D. in City and Regional Planning “(Reordering) the Arab City: Transforming the Urban Public Realm in Cairo and Doha,” 2018.
2017Almubaraki, Shaikha, Ph.D. in Architecture.“Featuring Domesticity: Film and Television Representation of the Space of the Family; Egypt and Kuwait,” 2017.
2017Kadkani-Schmitt, Zahra, Ph.D. in Architecture“Framing Bosnia: The Politics of Architecture and City Building in the Austro-Hungarian Administration, 1878-1903,” 2017.
2017Eom, Sujin, Ph.D. in Architecture. “Chinatown Urbanism: Architecture, Migrancy, and Modernity in the Asia Pacific,” 2017.
2017Wilkof, Shira, Ph.D. in Architecture. “Urban Arcadias: Émigré Experts, Spatial Knowledge, and the Rise of Zionist-Israeli Planning, 1933-1953,” 2017.
2016Navali, Shraddha, Ph.D. in Architecture.“Construction of the Indian Muslim Neighborhood in Delhi,” 2016.
2016Tomer, Sharon, Ph.D. in Architecture.“After Modernism: Architectural Articulation of Apartheid’s End in Cape Town,” 2016.
2015Abu-Hamdi, Eliana, Ph.D. in Architecture.“Neoliberal Governance in Amman, Jordan,” 2015.
2015Goodman, Anna, Ph.D. in Architecture. “Citizen Architects: Ethics, Education and the construction of a Profession,” 2015.
2015El-Husseiny, Momen, Ph.D. in Architecture.“Compounds of Modernity: Egypt, 1940-present,” 2015.
2015Godlewski, Joseph, Ph.D. in Architecture.“Architectures of Sovereignty and Autonomy: Historicizing Zoning Technologies in Calabar, Nigeria,” 2015.
2015Gonick, Sophie, Ph.D. in City and Regional Planning.“At the Margins of Europe: Home Ownership, Inclusion and Protest in Contemporary Madrid,” 2015.
2014Seeumpornroj, Pat, Ph.D. in Architecture.“Architecture Assemblages: Tradition, Modernity and Identity in the Makin gof Global Forms in Thailand, 1932-2006,” 2014.
2014Guvenc, Muna, Ph.D. in Architecture.“Nationalist Politics and the City: The Making of Kurdish Neighborhood in Diyarbakir, Turkey,” 2014.
2014Ion, Elena, Ph.D. in Architecture.“Infrastructures of Scarcity: Urban Transformations and Austerity in Socialist and Postsocialist Romania,” 2014.
2014Akhtar, Saima, Ph.D. in Architecture.“Corporate Empire: Fordism and the Making of Immigrant Detroit,” 2014.
2014Matsipa, Mpho, Ph.D. in Architecture.“The Order of Appearances: Urban Renewal in Johannesburg,” 2014.
2013Roudbari, Shawhin, Ph.D. in Architecture.“The Transnational Transformation of Architecture Practice: Iranian Architects in the New Geography of Professional Authority, 1945-2012,” 2013.
2013Damluji, Mona, Ph.D. in Architecture.“Petroleum’s Promise: The Neo-colonial Imaginary of Oil Cities in the Modern Arabian Gulf,” 2013.
2012Alissa, Reem, Ph.D. in Architecture.“Building for Oil: Corporate Colonialism, Nationalism and Urban Modernity in Ahmadi, 1946-1992,” 2012.
2012Arboleda, Gabriel, Ph.D. in Architecture.“Ethnoengineering: Negotiating the Modern in a ‘Culturally Appropriate’ Government Program in Ecuador,” 2012.
2011Allweil, Yael. Ph.D. in Architecture. “Building A Home-Land: Zionism As A Regime Of Houseing1860-2005,” 2011.
2011Castela, Tiago. Ph.D. in Architecture. “A Liberal Space: A History OfThe Illegalized Working -Class Extensions Of Lisbon,” 2011.
2011Lu, Yishi. Ph.D. in Architecture. “Competing Visions Of The Modern: Urban Transformation And Social Change Of Changhun, China,” 2011.
2011Tsui, Chung Man. Ph.D. in Architecture. “A History Of Dispossession: Governmentality And The Title: Competing Visions Of The Modern: Urban Transformation And Social Change Of Changhun, 1932-1952,” 2011.
2011Yun, Jieheerah. Ph.D. in Architecture. “Like The World: Korean Articulations Of Globalization In The Global Zones, 1987-present,” 2011.
2011Chu, Cecilia. Ph.D. in Architecture. “Speculative Modern: Urban Forms And The Politics Of Property In Colonial Hong Kong,” 2011.
2010Al, Stefan, Ph.D. in City and Regional Planning.“The Strip: Las Vegas and the Symbolic Destruction of Spectacle,” 2010.
2010Cowan, Susanne, Ph.D. in Architecture.“Democracy, Technocracy and Publicity: Public Consultation and British Planning, 1939-1951,” 2010.
2009Chang, Jiat-Hwee, Ph.D. in Architecture.“A Genealogy of Tropical Architecture: Singapore in the British (Post) Colonial Networks of Nature, Technoscience and Governmentality, 1830’s to 1960’s,” 2009.
2009Valencia, Adriana, Ph.D. in Architecture.“Migration and the City: The Impact of Morisco Expulsion upon Granada, Valencia, Rabat, and Tetouan,” 2009.
2008Tureli, Ipek, Ph.D. in Architecture.“Istanbul, Open City: Exhibiting Anxieties of Urban Modernity,” 2008.
2008Shamir, Adi, Ph.D. in Architecture.“Bauhaus Style: The Architecture of Hebrew Labor in British Mandate Tel Aviv, Palestine,” 2008.
2008Kim, Jung In, Ph.D. in Architecture. “Constructing a “ Miracle”, Architecture, National Identity and Development on the Han River A Critical Exploration of Architecture and Urbanism, Seoul 1961-1988,” 2008.
2008Desai, Renu, Ph.D. in Architecture. “The Globalizaing City in the Time of Hindutva: The Politics of Urban Development and Citizenship in Ahmedabad, India,” 2008.
2007Moreno Carranco, Maria Del Carmen, Ph.D in Architecture. “The Socio/Spatial Production of the Global: Mexico CityReinvented Through the Santa Fe Urban Megaproject,” 2007.
2007Rajagopalan, Mrinalini, Ph.D in Architecture.“The Modern Lives of Medieval Monuments: The Intersection of Nation and Aesthetics in Delhi, India,” 2007.
2006Stallmeyer, John, Ph.D in Architecture.“Architecture and Urban Form in India's Silicon Valley: a Case Study of Bangalore,” 2006.
2005Lai, Chee-Kien, Ph.D in Architecture.“Concrete/ Concentric Nationalism: The Architecture of Independence in Malaysia, 1945-1969,” 2005.
2004Mehta, ReenaHuzefa, Ph.D in Architecture. “Cultural Crossroads - The Making of Diasporic Places and Identities,” 2004.
2004Gillem, Mark, Ph.D in Architecture.“America Town: Building the Outposts of Empire,” 2004.
2003Lu, Duanfang, Ph.D in Architecture.“Building the Chinese Work Unit: Modernity, Scarcity, and Space, 1949-2000,” 2003.
2002Irazabal, Clara Elena, Ph.D in Architecture.“Curitiba and Portland: Architecture, City Making, and Urban Governance in the Era of Globalization,” 2002.
2002Schwayri, Sofia Toufic, Ph.D in Architecture.“Beirut 1975-1990: The Making and Remaking of a City During Civil War,” 2002.
2002Broudehoux, Anne-Marie, Ph.D in Architecure.“Modernity With Chinese Characteristics: Urban Image,” 2002.
2002Abdel-Kader, Mohamed Hussein, Ph.D in Architecture.“Cairo: 1952-2001 Identity, Housing and Urban Form in a Changing Political Economy,” 2002.
2001Ahmed, Heba Farouk, Ph.D in Architecture.“Pre-Colonial Modernity: The State and the Making of 19th Century Cairo’s Urban Form,” 2001.
2000Mwendwa, SukiKalooKathuka, Ph.D in Architecture.“Home 2: The Poetics and Politics of Housing in Kenya,” 2000.
1997Gensheimer, Thomas Robert, Ph.D in Architecture. “At the Boundaries of Dar-al-Islam: Cities of the East African Coast in the Late Middle Ages,” 1997.
1995Miraftab, Faranak, Ph.D in Architecture.“A Misfit Between Policy and People: The Search for Housingby Female-Headed Households in Guadalajara, Mexico,” 1995.

CURRENT PH.D. PROJECTS

2018Melika, Aida, Ph.D. in Architecture
“War Museum, Memorial sites, and Militarized Landscapes in Iran,” Expected 2018.
2018Shirvani, Shahrzad, Ph.D. in Architecture
“Urban Landscapes of Leisure in Tehran, Iran,” Expected 2018.
2018Chinan, Ioana, Ph.D. in Architecture
“In Search of Socialist Comfort: Architecture and Housing Politics in Romania 1968-1989,” Expected 2018.
2019Gaugler, Jennifer, Ph.D. in Architecture
“Creativity and Deconstruction: “Tabula Rasa” Modernism in Rwanda,” Expected 2019.
2019Ghorbani, Razieh, Ph.D. in Architecture
“Recession Narratives: Architecture and Construction in Iran Under Economic Recession,” Expected 2019.

DISSERTATION COMMITTEE MEMBER AND/OR EXAM CHAIR

2015Wessel, Ginette, Ph.D in City and Regional Planning
“Mobilizing Food Vending: Technology Community and Urban Space in the American City,” 2015.
2015Saylor, Elizabeth, Ph.D in Near Eastern Studies and Arabic Language
“AfifaKarm and Modern Arabic Literature,” 2015.
2013Burga, Fernando, Ph.D in City and Regional Planning
“Planning the Immigrant City: Cuban American Spatial Politics and the Transformation of Miami,” 2013.
2012Nam, Sylvia, Ph.D in City and Regional Planning
“Phnom Penh: from Politics of Ruin to Possibilities of Return,” 2012.
2012BouAkar, Heba, Ph.D in City and Regional Planning
“Contesting Beirut’s Frontiers: Urban Development and the Spatial Production of Religion in Political Difference,” 2012.
2011Lopez, Sara, Ph.D in Architecture
“The Remittance House,” 2011.
2010Pietro Calogero, Ph.D. in Architecture
“Planning Kabul: The Politics of Urbanization in Afghanistan,” 2010.
2010Doctors, Steven, Ph.D in Architecture
“The Collaborative Divide: Crafting Architectural Identity, Authority, and Authorship in the Twentieth Century,” 2010.
2009Rojas, Carmen, Ph.D. in City and Regional Planning
“The Revolutionary Urbanism: The Battle for the Streets of Caracas, Venezuela,” 2009.
2009Tierney, Therese, Ph.D in Architecture
“Situated Networks: In [Re]search of the Public,” 2009.
2008Murphy, Stacey, Ph.D. in City and Regional Planning
“The Politics of Benevolence: Managing Homelessness in San Francisco,” 2008.
2008Gabiam, Nell, Ph.D. in Anthropology
“In Order not to Forget: Dignity and Development in Syria’s Palestinian Refugee Camps,” 2008.
2008Sanyal, Romola, Ph.D in Architecture
“An Architecture of Displacement: Spatializing Identity and Refugee Space in Beirut and Calcutta,” 2008.
2008Mukherji, Anuradha, Ph.D in Architecture
“Negotiating Housing Recovery: Why Some Communities Recovered While Others Struggled to Rebuild in Post-Earthquake Urban Kutch, India,” 2008.
2007Hom-Cary, Stephanie, Ph.D. in Italian Studies
“Destination Italy: Tourism, Colonialism, and the Modern Italian Nation-state, 1861-1947,” 2007.
2007McPherson, Sean, Ph.D in Architecture
“A Tradition of Change: A History of Chita Dashimatsuri, 1600-2005,” 2007.
2006Toxey, Anne, Ph.D in Architecture
“Tides of Politics Traced in Stone: Modernization, Preservation, and Residues of Change,” 2006.
2006Cousineau, Jennifer, Ph.D in Architecture
“Making the Northwest London Eruv, 1988-2003: The Construction, Representation, and Experience of a Sabbath Space,” 2006.
2006Rujivacharakul, Vimalin, Ph.D in Architecture
“The Rise of Chinese Architectural History: Cross-Cultural Studies and the Making of Modern Knowledge,” 2006.
2005Dyckman, Caitlin, Ph.D. in City and Regional Planning
“Loval Government Roles in Water Conservation” 2005.
2004Gruen, Jason Philip, Ph.D in Architecture
“Manifest Destinations: Tourist Encounters in the Urban American West, 1869-1893,” 2004.
2003Pieris, AnomaDarshani, Ph.D in Architecture
“Hidden Hands and Divided Landscapes: Penal Labor and Colonial Citizenship in Singapore and the Straits Settlements, 1825-1873,” 2003.
2001Alami, Mohammed Hamdouni, Ph.D. in Near Eastern Studies
“Al-Bayan wa l-Bunyan: Meaning, Poetics, and Politics in early Islamic Architecture,” 2001.
2001Ginsburg, Rebecca Ann, Ph.D in Architecture
“At Home with Apartheid: The Cultural Landscapes of Suburban Johannesburg, 1960-1976,” 2001.
2000Catillo, Gregory Alan, Ph.D in Architecture
“Constructing the Cold War: Architecture, Urbanism and the Cultural Division of Germany, 1945-1957,” 2000.
1999Hosgrahar, Jyoti, Ph.D in Architecture
“The Development of Delhi in the 20th century,” 1999.
1999Kezar, Zeynep, Ph.D in Architecture
“The Making of a National Capital: Ideology and Socio-Spatial Practices in Early Republican Ankara,” 1999.
1997Bartu, Ayfer, Ph.D in Anthropology
“Heritage Politics in Istanbul,” 1997.
1997Chattopadhyay, Swati, Ph.D in Architecture
“Depicting Calcutta,” 1997.
1996Thake, Conrad Gerald, Ph.D in Architecture
“Architectural and Urban Transformations of a Citadel in Malta,” 1996.
1995Sadek, Rula, Ph.D. in City and Regional Planning
“Housing Policy and the Making of the Nation State: Jordan, Kuwait, and Lebanon,” 1995.
1994Pamuk, Ayse, Ph.D. in City and Regional Planning
“Convergence Trends in Formal and Informal Housing Markets: The Case of Turkey,” 1994.
1994Fuller, Mia. Ph.D. in Anthropology
“The Architecture of Italian Imperialism in Libya,” 1994.
1992Leaf, Michael, Ph.D. in City and Regional Planning
“Land Rights for Residential Development in Jakarta, Indonesia: The Colonial Roots of Contemporary Urban Dualism,” 1992.

Public Lectures, Conferences, Workshops and Presentations

Mar 2018“Open Conversations with Nezar AlSayyad”
Invited talk,
at Dar Al-Labana Lecture Series, Cairo, Egypt.
Mar 2018Symposium on Urban Governance
“Opening Address on Urban Governance,”
in a Comparative Perspective, King Salman Center for Local Governance, Prince Sultan University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Feb 2018“Legitmating Heritage,” in Preserving Iraq’s Heritage
Keynote address,
in a Postwar Era Conference, Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham, United Kingdom.
Feb 2018“On the Possibilities of Urban Citizenship”
Paper Presentation,
at the Topographies of Citizenship John Harvard Seminar, CRASSH Working Group, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom.
Jan 2018Architecture Curriculum Workshop,
“Opening address”,
Kuwait University, Kuwait.
Dec 2017“Heritage and Architecture”
Keynote address,
in Balkan Patterns Conference, Balkan Biennale, Belgrade, Serbia
Dec 2017“An Architecture Conversation,”
Invited talk,
Hindu School of Architecture, Sonipat, India
Dec 2017“Urban History vs. History of Planning,” Short one week course
Main Lecturer,
at School of Architecture and Planning, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, India.
Oct 2017“Tradition, Heritage and politics,”
Invited Public Lecturer,
at Lecture Series of the School of Architecture, University of Coimbra, Portugal.
Jul 2017“Architecture, Heritage and Tourism”
Invited Keynote Speaker,
in Architecture and Tourism Conference, held at the Sorbonne, Paris, France.
May 2017“Tourism and Fundamentalism”
Invited Keynote Speaker,
in Tourism and Patrimony Conference, Universite Laval, Québec, Canada.
Apr 2017“Arab Culture at the Cross-Road”
Invited Keynote Speaker,
in First International Memaryat Conference, Effat University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Apr 2017“Architecture and Identity
Invited Public Lecture,
in the Age of Globalization” at Lecture Series of the School of Architecture, Catholic Unviersity of America, Washington, D.C.
Mar 2017“Cairo: Consuming Tradition” at Sustaining Heritage
Invited keynote address,
in the Digital Age Conference, Cairo, Egypt.
Feb 2017at the Topographies of Citizenship John Harvard Seminar,
Invited Discussant
CRASSH Working Group,University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom.
Nov 2016“The Power of Place”
Invited public lecture,
in International Studies Institute Lecture Series, University of Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Nov 2016“The State of Arab Urbanism”
Invited Keynote Speaker,
in 5th International Architectural Conference of the Jordanian Engineers Association, Amman, Jordan.
Nov 2016“Fundamentalism and the City”
Invited Keynote Speaker,
in Symposium of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Science and Humanities, Berlin, Germany.
Oct 2016“Inclusion and Exclusion in Arab Cities”
Invited talk,
in Pluralism and Community in the Middle East Symposium, Center for International Regional Studies, Georgetown University, Doha, Qatar.
Apr 2016“Architecture and Globalization
Invited public lecture,
in the Middle East” in at School of Architecture Lecture Series, Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York.
Apr 2016“Heritage and the Problem of Tradition”
Invited public lecture,
at Institut du PatrimoineCulturel, Université Laval, Québec, Canada.
Feb 2016“Is Urban Citizenship Possible?”
Invited Speaker,
at Topographies of Citizenship John Harvard Seminar, CRASSH Working Group, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom.
Jan 2016“The Death and Life of the Fundamentalist City,”
Invited Keynote Speaker,
in the International Conference Religious Pluralism and the City, Darmstadt, Germany.
Nov 2015“Architecture and National Identity,”
Invited Keynote Speaker,
in Learning from Education City Conference, Doha, Qatar.
Oct 2015“Globalization and Architecture,”
Invited public lecture,
Faculty of Urban and Regional Planning, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt.
Sep 2015“Urban Uprising: Middle East and Elsewhere,”
Invited public lecture,
School of Architecture, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden.
Sep 2015“On Tahrir Square,”
Invited public lecture,
School of Architecture and the Built Environment, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden.
Jun 2015“Diversity and Change from the Vernacular to the Global,”
Invited Keynote Speaker,
at Delivering Diversity for the 21stCentry Conference, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.
Jun 2015“Virtual Uprisings and the Architecture of Revolt,”
Invited public lecture,
Faculty of the Built Environment, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.
Jun 2015“From the Arab ‘Spring’ to the Arab ‘Winter’:
Invited public lecture,
Urban Uprisings and Social Media,” CAMEA Lecture Series, School of Architecture & the Built Environment, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia.
Apr 2015“Urban Uprisings and Virtual Media,”
Invited public lecture,
Columbia University Global Center, Amman, Jordan.
Mar 2015“Globalization and the Architecture of the Middle East,”
Invited public lecture,
American University in Cairo, Cairo, Egypt.
Feb-2015From Tahrir Square to Occupy Wall Street
Invited Keynote Speaker,
at Rethinking Global Cities Conference, Duke University, Durham, NC.
Feb-2015The Struggle for Citizenship
Discussant,
at Topographies of Citizenship John Harvard Symposium, CRASSH Working Group, Cambridge University, United Kingdom.
Dec-2014Whose Tradition?
Opening and closing remarks at
the 14th Conference of the International Association for the Study of Traditional Environments, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Nov-2014Vernacular to Modern: Discourses on Tradition
Invited lecture,
Wuhan University, Wuhan, China.
Oct-2014The State of Research in Vernacular Architecture
Invited Keynote Speaker,
at the 7th International Symposium on Vernacular Settlements, organized by Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey.
Oct-2014From Tahrir to Occupy Central
Invited lecture,
Lecture Series of the School of Architecture at Hong Kong University, Hong Kong.
Sep-2014Fundamentalism and Revolution
Invited lecture,
Lecture Series of the School of the Middle East Institute, National University of Singapore NUS, Singapore.
Sep-2014Tahrir and the Virtual Uprising
Invited lecture,
Lecture Series of the School of Architecture and the Built Environment, National University of Singapore NUS, Singapore.
Jan-2014From Vernacularism to Globalization: Settlement in the Arab World
Invited Speaker,
Lecture Series of Dar al-Athar al-Islamiya, The Islamic Museum, Kuwait, U.A.E.
Oct-2013The Struggle for Egypt
Keynote Speaker,
Middle East Futures Conference, Los Angeles, CA.
May-2013Cities and the Arab Spring
Invited Keynote Speaker,
Yale Alumni Association Arab Conference entitled, "Navigating the Tides: Urban Transformation in the Arab World,", Doha, Qatar.
Mar-2013Religion & the Cities of the Arab Spring
Invited Keynote Speaker,
the Ajman International Conference on Urban Planning, Ajman, U.A.E
Oct-2012The Myth of Tradition
Opening and Closing remarks,
the 13th Conference of the International Association for the Study of Traditional Environments, Portland, Oregon.
May-2012The Arab Spring: An International Symposium
Symposium Chair and Speaker,
organized by Istanbul Ayden University, Istanbul, Turkey.
May-2012Fundamentalism, Religiosity and the City
Invited Speaker,
International Symposium on Religious Violence and Cities, Queens University, Belfast.
May-2012The 'Islam', 'Arab', 'Middle Eastern' City: Reflection on an Urban Concept
Invited Keynote Speaker,
The City Debates 2012 Conference, American University of Beirut, Lebanon.
Mar-2012Cities of the Arab Spring
Invited Keynote Speaker,
Urban Revolution in the Age of Global Urbanism Conference, Tarumangara University, Jakarta, Indonesia.
Mar-2012Modernity Struggles of the Islamic City in a Global Context
Invited Keynote Speaker,
Planning Turkish Cities Conference, Organized by the Municipality of Pursaklan and Yildirim Bayezit University, Ankara, Turkey.
Mar-2012Culture, Heritage and Identity
Invited Speaker and Moderator,
Qatar Urban Forum, Cannes, France.
Feb-2012The Religious City, the Fundamentalist City
Invited Keynote Speaker,
Global Prayers Conference, organized by the House of World Cultures Museum, Berlin, Germany.
Jun-2011Tradition, Identity, Culture, and the Arts in Central China.
Keynote Speaker,
Art and Design Forum, Jingdazhen and Chong Qing, China.
Apr-2011The Middle East in Context
Session co-chair,
at the 64th Annual Meeting of the Society of Architectural Historians, New Orleans, LA.
Apr-2011The Fundamentalist City or Medieval Modernity
Invited Speaker,
Lecture Series of the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Lund, Sweden.
Mar-2011Tahrir Square Earns its Name
Keynote Speaker,
Symposium on the Future of Tahrir Square, Ministry of Culture, Cairo, Egypt.
Mar-2011Fundamentalism, Medievalism, and Urbanism
Invited Speaker,
Lecture Series of the School of Architecture and Planning, University of New Castle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom.
Dec-2010Utopia of Tradition
Opening remarks at
the 12th Conference of the International Association for the Study of Traditional Environments, Beirut, Lebanon.
Oct-2010Consuming Heritage and the End of Tradition.
Invited Speaker,
Lecture Series at the School of Architecture at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
Oct-2010Cinematic Urbanism in the Middle East
Session Chair,
at the Second Biennial Symposium of the Historians of Islamic Art Association (HIAA).
Jul-2010Consuming Heritage and the End of Tradition
Keynote Speaker,
3rd international conference on Creative Collaboration and the Making of Place, hosted by Arte-Polis 3 and the Institute of Technology, Bandung, Indonesia.
Jun-2010The Fundamentalist City?
Invited speaker,
at the Megacities Workshop,, sponsored by the New Encyclopedia Project, University of California, Irvine.
Mar-2010Ajman International Conference: Sustainable Development Reshaping Cities
Invited Speaker and Session Chair,
Ajman University, United Arab Emirates.
Nov-2009Peer Review Colloquium
Invited assessor at
at Delft University, Netherlands.
Sep-2009Identity, Culture, and Urbanism
Invited keynote speaker,
at the conference Urban Identities, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
Jul-2009Problematizing Urban Modernity
Invited speaker,
in the Concept of Urban Change Symposium, Les Treilles Foundation, France.
May-2009New Research in the Field of Urban Studies
Invited speaker, presentation on
at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Feb-2009Neither Homogeneity nor Heterogeneity: Modernity Struggles
Invited speaker,
at the Knowledge of Construction Workshop, for the Aga Khan Development Network Seminar in Vancouver, Canada.
Dec-2008Interrogating Tradition
Opening remarks at
the 11th Conference of the International Association for the Study of Traditional Environments, Oxford, England.
Oct-2008Colonial Modernities Conference and Exhibit
Invited keynote speaker,
organized by the House of World Cultures Museum in Berlin, German
Mar-2008Heritage and Tradition
Invited speaker,
Lecture Series of the School of Architecture, University of Minnesota, MN.
Jan-2008The Modernity of Ethnicity and Race in the Cinematic City of the 1980s
Invited keynote speaker,
at the conference Globalization, Violence, and Visual Cultures, University of London Institute, Paris, France.
Dec-2007The End of Tradition in the Middle East Region
Invited speaker,
Lecture Series in the Department of Architecture & Design, American University of Beirut (AUB), Beirut, Lebanon.
Oct-2007Consuming Heritage or the End of Tradition
Invited speaker,
Hearst Lecture Series in the Department of Architecture, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, CA.
May-2007Spin and Journalism: An Uneasy Coexistence
Invited plenary session moderator of
at the Annual Conference of the International Press Institute, Istanbul Turkey.
Apr-2007Empire and the Clash of Civilizations
Invited plenary session organizer of
at the 7th Doha Forum on Democracy, Development and Free Trade in Doha, Qatar.
Apr-2007Open Session Track at the 60th Annual Meeting of the Society of Architectural Historians
Invited chair of the
Pittsburgh, PA.
Mar-2007Post-Tradition, Hyper-Traditions and the End of Tradition
Invited keynote speaker,
at the Annual Conference of the Ename Center for Public Archaeology and Heritage, Bruges, Belgium.
Dec-2006Hyper-Traditions
Opening remarks at
the 10th Conference of the International Association for the Study of Traditional Environments, Bangkok, Thailand.
Dec-2006South of Doxiades: Other Ideas from Egypt
Invited keynote speaker,
at the Space and Progress Conference, Athens, Greece.
Nov-2006Urban Inclusion
Invited speaker,
at the Inclusive Cities Conference at the Center for Contemporary Culture, Barcelona, Spain.
Jun-2006Inclusive Cities Working Group
Invited participant at the
Woodrow Wilson Center, Washington, D.C.
May-2006Consuming Heritage or the End of Tradition
Invited speaker,
at the California House, University of California Trust, London, U.K.
Apr-2006Architects’ Architectural Histories
Session chair and organizer of
at the 59th Annual Meeting of the Society of Architectural Historians, Savannah Georgia.
Mar-2006Consuming Heritage or the End of Tradition
Invited speaker,
at the New Heritage Forum, University of Hong Kong.
Mar-2006Berkeley Club of Hong Kong
Invited guest speaker at the
and co-sponsored by the Hong Kong Institute of Architects and the American Institute of Architects, Hong Kong.
Feb-2006Culture, Identity, and Urbanism in the Changing World
Invited keynote speaker,
at the First International Symposium on Environment Behavior: People in Place in People, University of Sydney, Australia.
Jan-2006Shangri-La Unfolding: Place, Space, Decorative Art
Invited speaker and discussant at the
held at the Doris Duke Foundation in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Sep-2005Medieval Modernity/ Hybrid Urbanism
Invited keynote speaker,
at the Santa Fe Conference of the Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City.
Jul-2005Heritage, Tradition and Their Limits
Invited keynote speaker,
International Fellows Program, Roger Williams University, Bristol, RI.
Apr-2005Democracy and Global Islam Conference
Opening remarks at the
University of California, Berkeley.
Apr-2005‘Double Readings’: Encounters between Islam and the West
Session chair and organizer of
at the 58th Annual Meeting of the Society of Architectural Historians, Vancouver, B.C.
Mar-2005Virtual Cairo Reconsidered
Invited speaker,
Lecture Series at the School of Architecture and Planning, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.
Mar-2005Visualizing Cairo
Invited speaker,
Lecture Series at Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies, New York University, NY.
Feb-2005Consuming Heritage or the End of Tradition
Invited keynote speaker,
at the 4th Annual Symposium: Architecture and Regionalism, Savannah, GA.
Feb-2005The End of Tradition and Medieval Modernity: At the Dawn of a Post Global Era
Invited speaker,
at the American University of Sharjah, UAE
Dec-2004Post-Traditional Environments in a Post-Global World
Opening remarks at
The Ninth Conference of the International Association for the Study of Traditional Environments, Dubai, UAE.
Nov-2004Globalization, Urbanization, and Development Symposium
Invited speaker at the
organized by the Annenberg School of Communication at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA.
Oct-2004Virtual Cairo
Invited talk,
at the American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE) Lecture Series, U.C. Berkeley, CA.
Jul-2004Identity and Cultural Domination
Invited keynote address,
at Barcelona Cultural Forum, Dialogue on Globalization and Diversity, Barcelona, Spain.
Jul-2004Medieval Modernity
Speaker,
(with Ananya Roy) at the Annual Conference of the International Planning History Society (IPHS,) Barcelona, Spain.
Feb-2004Outreach and Public Programs in a Polarized Context
Keynote address,
at the Fourth Annual Conference of National Resource Center Directors, United States Department of Education, Santa Fe, NM.
Apr-2003Regional Implications of the War
Address at the Chancellor's forum, Implications of the War in Iraq, organized by International Area Studies, U.C. Berkeley.
Apr-2003Consuming Tradition in an Area of Preservation
Lecture Series at American University, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.
Mar-2003Manufacturing Heritage: Middle Eastern Perspectives
Keynote address,
at Local Sites of Global Practice: The Middle East, Yale University.
Dec-2002Unbounding Tradition
Opening remarks at
The Eighth Conference of the International Association for the Study of Traditional Environments, Hong Kong.
Apr-2001Hybrid Urbanism: Middle Eastern Perspectives
at the Society of Architectural Historians Annual Conference, Toronto, Canada
Oct-2000The End of Tradition
Opening Remarks at
the Seventh Conference of the International Association for the Study of Traditional Environments, Trani, Italy
May-2000Virtual Cairo: Representation Versus Interpretation
Invited talk,
at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, University of California, Los Angeles.
Dec-1999On the Manufacture of Heritage in the age of Tourism
Invited keynote speaker,
at the Heritage and Tourism Conference organized by the Government of Hong Kong.
Dec-1998Manufacturing Heritage/ Consuming Tradition
Opening Remarks at
the Sixth Conference of the International Association for the Study of Traditional Environments, Cairo, Egypt.
Mar-1998Virtual Cairo: Telling History to a General Public
Invited talk,
at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, University of Texas at Austin
Feb-1998Virtual Cairo: Representation Versus Interpretation
Invited talk,
at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, University of California, Los Angeles.
Jan-1998Virtual Cairo: The Making of a Multimedia Project
Invited talk,
at the Berkeley Multimedia Resource Center Annual Conference, University of California at Berkeley.
Nov-1997Virtual Cairo: An Urban Design History
Public presentation,
at the College of Environmental Design Lecture Series, University of California at Berkeley.
Apr-1997The Courtyard House Across Cultures Conference
Closing remarks at
held at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.
Dec-1996Identity, Tradition and Built Form
Opening remarks at
the Fifth Conference of the International Association for the Study of Traditional Environments, Berkeley, California, USA.
Jul-1996Housing and Globalization
Invited talk,
at Housing and Culture Conference held at Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey.
Jul-1996Housing, Identity and Culture
Invited talk,
at HABITAT II: The City Summit, organized by the United Nations, Istanbul, Turkey.
May-1996Contesting the Madina: Dualities in the Study of Islamic Urbanism
Invited talk,
at The America Institute for Maghribi Studies, Tangier, Morocco.
Apr-1996The Temporal Reality of Traditional Habitats
Invited paper,
at the United Nations Development Programme Conference: The Next Millennium: Cities for People in a Globalizing World, Marmaris, Turkey.
Aug-1995Some Thoughts on Housing Alternatives
Invited lecture and Workshop,
at the Ministry of Development, Bandan Sir Begawan, Brunei.
Jun-1995Arab Architecture and the Issue of Identity
Invited lecture,
at the Department of Architecture, Faculty of Engineering, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt.
May-1995Third World Architecture and the Question of Housing
Invited lecture
at the Schools of Architecture at the University of Capetown and the University of Pretoria, South Africa.
Apr-1995Culture, Identity, and Urbanism in a Changing World
Invited lecture,
at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars, Washington, DC, USA.
Feb-1995The Early Cities of Islam
Public Lecture Series of Beit Al-Quran in Manama, Bahrain.
Jan-1995Traditional Architecture: The Myth and Reality
Invited keynote address,
at the Bahrain Society of Engineers Conference held in Manama, Bahrain.
Dec-1994Traditional Settlements: From Colonialism to Globalization
Keynote address,
at Value in Tradition, the Fourth Conference of the International Association for the Study of Traditional Environments, Tunis, Tunisia.
Nov-1994Housing and the Nation-State: The Case of Tunisia
Invited lecture,
at the American Research Center in Tunis, Tunisia.
Nov-1994Local Planning Practices in the United States
Invited lecture,
at Technological Institute of Art, Architecture, and Urbanism of Tunisia (ITAAUT), Tunis, Tunisia.
Sep-1994The Traditional Architecture and Urbanism of the Islamic World
Invited lecture,
at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Lecture Series, Nevada, USA.
May-1994Computer Simulation: Medieval Islamic Cities
at the Bologna Symposium on New Methods in Architectural Media, organized by the School of Architecture, Ferrara, Italy.
Apr-1994At Home with Mother Earth: Akkiwan.
Public Presentation of the video documentary co-written and co-produced by Nezar AlSayyad, College of Environmental Design Lecture Series, University of California at Berkeley, California, USA.
Apr-1993Medieval Urbanism in Europe and the Middle East
Invited lecture,
at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Nevada.
Dec-1992Buildings and Projects
Invited lecture,
at the College of Environmental Design Lecture Series, University of California, Berkeley, California, USA.
Oct-1992Development vs. Tradition
Opening remarks at
the Third Conference of the International Association for the Study of Traditional Environments, Paris, France.
Jul-1992Balance and Imbalance
Invited lecture,
at the International Laboratory for Architecture and Urban Design (ILAUD), Urbino, Italy.
Apr-1992The Islamic City: On the Transfer of Ideas
Invited lecture,
at the San Francisco Planning Department, Lecture Series, San Francisco, California.
Apr-1992The Genesis of Cairo and Its Development
Keynote lecture,
at the Egyptian American Organization Annual Event, Los Angeles, California.
Mar-1992An Architect Between Two Worlds
Invited lecture,
at the University of Nevada Las Vegas, Lecture Series, Las Vegas, Nevada.
Mar-1992Ph.D. Programs in Architecture and the Academic-Professional Linkage
at the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture Annual Conference, Orlando, Florida.
Nov-1991Architectural Education and the Global Transformations
Keynote lecture,
at the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture Administrators Conference, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Jul-1991Dwelling Form and Desert Culture
Keynote lecture,
at the Design for Desert Living Conference, organized by the University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona.
May-1991Housing Policy and Housing Form
Keynote Lecture,
at the Housing: Cross-Cultural Perspectives Conference organized by the School of Architecture of the University of California, San Diego, California, USA.
Apr-1991Baghdad and Al-Qahirah: On the Genesis of Urban Form
at the Society of Architectural Historians Annual Meeting, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Oct-1990A Course of Action
Concluding remarks,
at First World/Third World: Duality and Coincidence in Traditional Environments, the Second Conference of the International Association for the Study of Traditional Environments, held at the University of California, Berkeley, USA.
Nov-1989Architectural Education and the First World/Third World Dilemma: A Symposium
at Third International Forum on Built Form and Culture Research, Tempe, Arizona, USA.
Oct-1989The Early Towns of Arab Islam: Towards a History of Planning
at the Annual Conference of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning, Portland, Oregon, USA.
Apr-1989Basra and Kouffa: Arab and Western Attitudes on Muslim Urban Form
at the Society of Architectural Historians Annual Meeting, Montreal, Canada.
Nov-1988The Arab Muslim Garrison Town
at the Annual Conference of the Middle East Studies Association, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Jun-1988Urban Open Space Between East and West
Invited speaker,
at the Public Lecture Series, School of Architecture, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain.
Apr-1988The Study of Traditional Environments
Opening remarks,
at the International Symposium on Traditional Dwellings and Settlements, held at the University of California, Berkeley, USA.
Nov-1987Towards a Cross Cultural Interpretation of City Form
at the Annual Conference of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning, Los Angeles, California.
Nov-1987On the Physical Form of the Pre Industrial Muslim City
at the Annual Conference of the Middle East Studies Association, Baltimore, Maryland.
Oct-1987The Concept of Urban Renewal: Comparative Notes
at the Annual Conference of the International Association of Housing Science, Berlin, Germany.
Jun-1987Interpreting the Form of Urban Space: Open Space and Urban Activity in a Cross Cultural Perspective
at the Environmental Design Research Association, EDRA 18 Conference, Ottawa, Canada.
Jul-1986Ethics and Housing Policy in the Third World
Invited speaker,
at EDGE: Ethics of Development in the Global Environment, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA.
Apr-1986Notes on the Islamic City
at the Environmental Design Research Association, EDRA 17 Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
Jul-1984Urban Space in the Islamic City of Cairo
at the Seminar on Housing in the Islamic City, Islamic Capitals Organization Conference, Ankara, Turkey.
Sep-1983Preserving the Spaces of the Islamic City, A Case Study of Cairo
at The International Symposium for the Conservation of the Old City of Aleppo, Syrian Architects Syndicate & the University of Aleppo, Aleppo, Syria.
Dec-1982Small Towns versus New Towns: An Assessment of National Development Policies in the Middle East
at Small Town in National Development: Towards Rural Urban Integration in Developing Countries, International Symposium, Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand.
Sep-1982Some Patterns in Islamic Urban Design: The Role of Space, Past and Present
at the Association of Muslim Scientists and Engineers, Annual Conference on Science and Technology for Muslim World Development, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA.
Apr-1981Lessons from the Past: Facade Architecture of Medieval Cairo
Invited paper,
at the American Research Center in Egypt, Annual Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Jan-1981Some Visual Aspects of Streets in Medieval Cairo
Invited paper,
at the Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture at Harvard University and MIT Annual Meeting, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.
Mar-1979Agricultural Development versus Urban Development
at International Youth Congress on Food and Development, Cairo, Egypt.

Books By And About Nezar Alsayyad

Whose Tradition?Whose Tradition?
Routledge; 1 edition (June 21, 2017).
Traditions CoverTraditions: The Real, the Hyper, and the Virtual in the Built Environment
Routledge: London, 2014.
Cairo-Histories Of a CityCairo: Histories of a City
Harvard University Press: Cambridge, 2011.
Fundamentalist CityThe Fundamentalist City?
Co-editor with Mejgan Massoumi, Routledge: London, 2010.
Cinematic UrbanismCinematic Urbanism: A History of the Modern From Reel to Real
Routledge: London & New York, 2006.
Making Cairo MedievalMaking Cairo Medieval
Co-editor with Irene Bierman and Nasser Rabbat, Lexington Books: Lanham & London, 2005.
Urban InformalityMüslüman Avrupa ya da Avro-Islam
Co-editor with Manuel Castells, Istanbul: Everest, 2004 (In Turkish).
The End of TraditionThe End of Tradition?
Editor, Routledge: London & New York, 2004.
The End of Tradition?The End of Tradition? (version 2)
Editor, Routledge: London & New York, 2004.
Avro IslamUrban Informality: Transnational Perspectives from the Middle East, Latin America and South Asia.
Co-editor with Ananya Roy, Lexington Books: Lanham and London, 2004.
Europa MusulmanaEuropa Musulmana O Euro-Islam
Barcelona: Alianza Editorial/Ensayo, 2003 (In Spanish).
Muslim EuropeMuslim Europe or Euro-Islam
Co-editor with Manuel Castells. Lexington Books: Lanham and London, 2002.
Hybrid UrbanismHybrid Urbanism: On the Identity Discourse and the Built Environment.
Greenwood/Praeger: New York and Westport, 2001.
Consuming TraditionConsuming Tradition/Manufacturing Heritage: Global Norms and Urban Forms in an Age of Tourism
Routledge: London, New York, 2001.
The Early Cities Of IslamAl Mudun fi Sadr al-Islam: The Early Cities of Islam
Beit Al-Quran: Bahrain, 1996 (in Arabic).
Forms Of DominanceForms of Dominance: On the Architecture and Urbanism of the Colonial Enterprise
Editor. Avebury: London and Aldershot, 1992.
Cities And CaliphsCities and Caliphs: On the Genesis of Arab Muslim Urbanism
Greenwood Press: New York, Westport, and London, 1991.
Dwellings Settlements And TraditionDwellings, Settlements and Tradition
Co-editor with Jean-Paul Bourdier. University Press of America: New York, Lanham, and London, 1989.
The Design And Planning Of HousingThe Design and Planning of Housing
Editor. UPM Press: Dhahran & Houston, 1984.
Streets Of Islamic CairoStreets of Islamic Cairo; A Configuration of Urban Themes and Patterns
Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, AKP: Cambridge, 1981.

BOOKS IN PROGRESS

Nile: Urban HistoriesNile: Urban Histories on the Banks of a River.
Cambridge: Harvard University Press, publication scheduled for 2016.
Architecture's PovertyArchitecture's Poverty.
London: Routledge, publication scheduled for 2017.

FILMS AND VIDEOS FOR PUBLIC TELEVISION

1998Virtual Cairo: An Urban Design History.
IASTE Productions
Written, produced and directed by Nezar AlSayyad.
1994At Home with Mother Earth.
IASTE / Feat of Clay Productions
Written and Produced by NezarAlSayyad, MortezaRezvani, and David Weisman. Directed by MortezaRezvani and David Weisman. Narrated by EarthaKitt.

CONTRIBUTIONS TO BOOKS BY OTHERS

2019“On the Possibility of Urban Citizneship,”
with Sujin Eom, in Being Urban, edited by Nezar AlSayyad and Simon Goldhill. (In progress. Expected 2019)
2018“Bottom-Down Urbanism,”
in Bottom-up Urbanism, edited by Mahyar Arefi and Concrad Kickent. New York: Palgrave. (In Press. Expected 2018)
2018“The Death and Life of the Fundamentalist City: A Prelude to Medieval Modernity,”
in Religious Pluralism and the City, Edited by M. Berking, S. Steeves, and Schwenk. London: Bloomsbury, 2018.
2016“The Arab City, the Middle Eastern City, the Islamic City: Reflections on a Concept.”
In Re-Conceptualizing Boundaries: Urban Design in the Arab World, edited by Robert Saliba. London: Ashgate, 2016.
2013“The Arab ‘Spring’ and the Rise of the Fundamentalist City.”
In Global Prayers: Contemporary Manifestations of the Religious in the City, edited by Jochen Becker,Katrin Klingan, Stephen Lanz, and Kathrin Wildner, 144-156. Baden: Lars Müller Publishers, 2013.
2013“Identity, Culture, and Urbanism: Remarks from Colonialism to Globalization.”
In The Territories of Identity: Architecture in the Age of Evolving Globalisation, edited by Soumyen Bandyopadhyay and Guillermo GarmaMontiel. London: Routledge,2013.
2011“The Sustainability of the Indigenous Vernacular: Interrogating a Myth”
with Gabriel Arboleda. In The Aesthetics of Sustainable Architecture, edited by Sang Lee. Rotterdam: Rotterdam Publishers, 2011.
2010“Culture, Identity and Urbanism: A Historical Perspective from Colonialism and Globalisation.”
In Colonial Modern: Aesthetics of the Past Rebellions for the Future, edited by Tom Avermaete, Serhat Karakayali, and Marion von Osten. London: Black Dog Publishing, 2010.
2009“Planning Lessons of the American Dream: Historical Limitations and Democratizing Potential.”
In Architecture-Design Methods-Inca Structures: Festschrift for Jean-Pierre Protzen, edited by Johanna Delingher, Hans Delingher. Kassel: Kassel University Press, 2009.
2009“Forward.”
In Globalization, Violence, and the Visual Culture of Cities, edited by Christoph Linder. London: Routledge, 2009.
2009“Introduction.”
In Vernacular Architecture and Regional Design, Kingston Heath, London: Elsevier Press, 2009.
2008“From Modernity to Globalization: The Middle East in Context.”
In Modernism and the Middle East: Politics of the Built Environment, edited by Sandy Isenstadt and Kishwar Rizvi. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2008.
2008“Consuming Heritage or the End of Tradition: The New Challenges of Globalization.”
In New Heritage: New Media and Cultural Heritage, edited by Yehuda Kalay, Thomas Kvan, and Janice Afflect, 155-169. London: Routledge, 2008.
2007“Consuming Tradition, Manufacturing Heritage: Thoughts on Architecture in the Contemporary Moment of Globalization.”
In The Domestic and the Foreign: Globalization in Architecture, edited by Sang Lee and Ruth Baumeister, 179-205. Rotterdam: 010 Publishers, 2007.
2006“Foreword.”
In Vernacular Architecture in the Twenty-First Century: Theory, Education and Practice, edited by Lindsay Asquith and Marcel Vellinga, xvii-xviii. London: Taylor and Francis, 2006.
2006“Whose Cairo?”
In Cairo Cosmopolitan: Politics, Culture, and Urban Space, edited by Paul Amar and Diane Singerman, 539-543. Cairo: American University in Cairo (AUC) Press, 2006.
2005“Ali Mubarak’s Cairo: Between the Testimony of ‘Alamuddinand the Imaginary of the Khitat.”
In Making Cairo Medieval, edited by Nezar AlSayyad, Irene Bierman and Nasser Rabat, 49-66. Lexington Press, 2005.
2004“Manufacturing Urban Heritage, Consuming Cultural Tradition: Implications for a Global History in the Age of Tourism.”
In New Global History and the City, edited by Elliot Morss, 99-115. Massachusetts: New Global History Press, 2004.
1996“Culture, Identity, and Urbanism in a Changing World.”
In Preparing for the Urban Future,edited by Michael Cohen et al., 108-122. Baltimore: Woodrow Wilson Center in association with Johns Hopkins University Press, 1996.
1994“Bayn al-Qasriyn or the Street Between the Two Palaces.”
In Streets : Critical Perspectives on Space, edited by Z. Celik, D. Favro, and R. Ingersol, 71-82. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1994.

CONTRIBUTIONS TO ENCYCLOPEDIA

2018Encyclopedia of Vernacular Architecture of the World
“Tradition and ‘Local/Global.’”
Edited by P.Oliver, M.Vallinga, and D. Mandlin. London: Bloomsbury. (In press)
2015Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology
“Authenticity and the Manufacture of Heritage.”
With Sylvia Nam, edited by Claire Smith. Springer, New York, 2015.
2011Cambridge World History of Religions
“The Place of the Mosque in the Urban Context.”
With Ipek Tureli, co-edited by Hasanuddin Khan. 2011.
2011Encylopedia of Life Support Systems
“Traditional Environments.”
With Elena Tomlinson, Isle of Man, UK: Eolss Publishers Co, 2011.
2010Encyclopedia of Urban Studies
“Colonial City”
With Mrinalini Rajagopalan. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 2010.
2009International Encyclopedia of Human Geography
“Urban Geography: Islamic Urbanism.”
With IpekTureli, edited by Rob Kitchin and Nigel Thrift. Elsevier: Oxford, 2009.
2009Encyclopedia of Urban Studies
“Simulacra”
With IpekTureli, edited by Rob Kitchin. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 2009.
2008Encyclopedia of the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine
“Dwelling and Settlements in Non-Western Cultures”
Edited by SelinHelaine. Springer, New York, 2008.
2008Encyclopedia of the Islamic World
“Urban Planning”
Edited by John Esposito. New York: Oxford University Press, 2008.
2004The Encyclopedia Britannica
“Cairo”
Encyclopedia Britannica, 2007 Edition [original edition 2004].
1605Encyclopedia of Vernacular Architecture of the World
“Egypt, Rural” and “Cairo”
Edited by Paul Oliver. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997, pp. 1603-1605.
1995Encyclopedia of the Modern Islamic World
“Urban Planning”
Edited by John Esposito. New York: Oxford University Press, 1995, pp. 288-290.
1989Encyclopedia of Architecture
“Mosques: The Religious Architecture of Islam”
With Guita Boostani, edited by Joseph Wilkes. New York, London & Sydney: John Wiley & Sons, 1989, Vol. 8, pp. 460-476.

PAPERS IN PEER-REVIEWED JOURNALS AND PERIODICALS

2014“Virtual Uprisings: On the Interaction of New Social Media, Traditional Media Coverage and Urban Space during the ‘Arab Spring,’”
with MunaGuvenc. Urban Studies 51: 3 (February 2014).
2013“The Fundamentalist City, Medieval Modernity, and the Arab Spring,”
Space and Polity Vol. 17, No. 3 (2013): 261-269.
201?“The Virtual Square: Urban Space, Media, and the Egyptian Uprising,”
Harvard International Review Vol. XXXIV No. 1, 58-63.
2012“Religious Fundamentalisms in the City: Reflections on the Arab Spring,”
(with MejganMassoumi) Journal of International Affairs, Columbia University Vol. 65, No. 2 (2012): 31-41.
2006“Medieval Modernity: On Citizenship and Urbanism in a Global Era,”
(with Ananya Roy) Space and Polity 10:1 (April 2006).
2005“Citizenship in Contemporary Urbanism: A Medieval Modernity,”
(with Ananya Roy) Applied Anthropologist 5:2(Fall 2005).
2001“The Cinematic City: Between Modernist Utopia and Post-Modernist Dystopia,”
Built EnvironmentVol. 26, No. 4, NezarAlSayyad, Guest Editor, Special Issue “Cinema and the City,”(2001): 268-261.
1999“Virtual Cairo: A Historian’s View of Computer Simulation,”
Leonardo Vol. 32, No.1 (1999): 93-100.
1998“Contesting the Madina: Dualities in the Study of Islamic Urbanism,”
Islamic Culture Vol. LXXII, No. 4 (1998): 1-22.
1998“Planning Lessons of the American Dream: Historical Limitations and Democratizing Potential,”
Prostor Vol. 6, No. ½, (1998): 1-11.
1998“Architecture and the Lurking Potential,”
ISLA: Philosophy and Social Science Report of Japan, Special Issue: Violence and Philosophical Design (Tokyo: 1998): 827-840.
1996“The Study of Islamic Urbanism: An Historiographic Essay,” and “Arab Caliphs and Western Observers: Building Stories in Early Islam,”
Built Environment Vol. 22, No. 2. NezarAlSayyad, Guest Editor, Special Issue “Islamic Architecture and Urbanism: Middle Eastern Perspectives,”(1996): 89-103.
1995“From Vernacularism to Globalism: The Temporal Reality of Traditional Settlements,”
Traditional Dwellings and Settlements ReviewVol. 7, No. 1, (1995): 13-24.
1993“Culture and Squatting,”
Open House International Vol. 18, No. 2 (1993): 37-47.
1993“Squatting and Culture: A Comparative Analysis of Informal Developments in Latin America and the Middle East,”
Habitat International Vol. 17, No. 1 (1993): 33-44.
1993“Informal Housing in a Comparative Perspective: Squatting and Culture,”
Review of Urban and Regional Development Studies Vol. 5 (1993): 3-18.
1992“Levels of Congruence: On Urban Space and the Institutional Structure of Different Societies”
(with Kate Bristol). Journal of Architecture and Planning ResearchVol. 9, No. 3, (1992): 193-206.
1992“Modeling Traditional Islamic Cities,”
Mimar No. 43, (Summer 1992): 26-33.
1991“Cross-Cultural Modes of Architectural Design,”
American Institute of Architects Education Honors(1991): 65-72.
1991“History as a Design Mode: The New Bibliotheca Alexandrina”
(with Mark Mack). Journal of Architectural Education Vol. 44, No. 2 (Spring 1991): 47-55.
1988“The Concept of Urban Renewal Comparative Notes”
(with MirleRabinowitz). International Journal of Housing Science and Its Applications Vol. 12, No. 2 (1988): 83 100.
1987“Space in an Islamic City: A Case Study,”
Journal of Architecture and Planning Research Vol. 4 No. 12 (June 1987).
1984“Core Housing in Egypt: Notes on the Application of a New Approach,”
International Journal of Housing Science and Its Application Vol. 8, No. 4(1984): 141 155.
1982“Some Patterns in Islamic Urban Design: The Role of Space, Past and Present,”
The Muslim Scientist Vol. 2 No. 2(Summer 1982): 341 363.
1980“The Visual Structure of an Islamic Path: An Analysis of Al Mu'izz Street,”
Working Paper Series No. 1, Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture at Harvard University and MIT (September 1980).
1980“Government Policies,”
Journal of the Egyptian Geographic Society Vol. 51 (May 1980): 75 117.

CONTRIBUTIONS TO PROCEEDINGS

2012“Neither Homogeneity nor Heterogeneity: Modernism’s Struggles in the Muslim World,”
in Homogenisation of Representations,edited byModjtabaSadria,Paris: Aga Khan Trust for Culture, 2012.
2009“Academic-Professional Linkage: A Reassessment”
in Doctoral Education in Architecture Compendium 2: A Collection of Papers on the Status and Direction of Doctoral Programs in Architecture and Environmental Design, edited by Douglad Noble, PhDiA: Vol. 4, 63-69, 2009.
2009“Identity, Culture, and Urbanism: Remarks from Colonialism to Globalization,”
in The Multiple Faces of Identity in the Designed Environment, Architectural Design and Global Difference Research Group, 18-27. Nottingham Trent University, 2009.
2006“Consuming Heritage or the End of Tradition: The New Challenges of Globalization,”
in New Heritage: Beyond Verisimilitude, edited by Thomas Kvan and Yehuda Kalay, 212-227. The University of Hong Kong, 2006.
1996“A Database Approach to Modeling Medieval Cities,”
with Yehuda Kalay and Ame Elliot, in Design Computation: Collaboration, Reasoning, Pedagogy, edited by P. McIntosh and F. Ozel, 110-120. ACADIA Conference Proceedings, 1996.
1995“An al-TurathWa al-Haweya,”
in ImaraTaqlidia, edited by M. Haramy and J. Alawi. Bahrain Mohandseen, 1995 (in Arabic). [“On Heritage and Identity,” in Traditional Architecture: Theory and Practice, Bahrain: Bahrain Society of Engineers, 1995], pp. 257-268.
1993“Balance and Imbalance: The Islamic Middle Eastern City between Traditional and Modernity,”
in Reading and Design of the Physical Environment, 26-29. Urbino, Italy: International Laboratory of Architecture and Urban Design, 1993.
1992“Teaching Climate-Energy Consciousness: A Collaborative Approach in the Architecture Design Studio,”
(with Gail Brager). In National Solar Energy Conference Proceedings, 1992.
1992“Ph.D. Programs in Architecture and the Professional-Academic Linkage,”
(with Gary Brown). In Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture Annual Conference Proceedings, Spring 1992.
1987“Interpreting the Form of Urban Space: Open Space and Urban Functions in a Cross Cultural Context”
(with Kate Bristol and S.F. Lin). In Public Environments: Proceedings of the Environmental Design Research Association, edited by Joan Harvey and Don Henning, 141-152. EDRA Publications, 1987.
1986“Notes on the Islamic City: Aspects of Physical and Non Physical Structure,”
in The Cost of Not Knowing: Proceedings of the 17th Annual Conference of the Environmental Design Research Association, edited by Richard Barnes, Jean Wineman and Craig Zimring, 15-22. Omni Press: Madison, Wisconsin, 1986.
1985“The Design and Planning of Housing: A Report on Conferences in Developing Countries,”
in CongresoInternacional de la Vivienda: Nuevos Methods de Construccion y Financiamiento, edited by Oktay Ural, Raul Galindo, and Carlos Aguirre, Vol. 2, 450-460. Universidad Tecnica Federico Santa Maria: Vina del Mar, Chile, 1985.
1985“Urban Space in the Muslim City”
in Housing in the Islamic City, edited byAdbulbaki Ibrahim. Islamic Capitals Organization: Riyadh, 1985 (in Arabic).
1983“Small Towns versus New Towns: An Assessment of National Development Policies in Egypt,”
in Equity with Growth: Planning Perspectives for Small Towns in Developing Countries, edited by DetlefKammeier and Peter Swan, 499-510. Bangkok, Thailand: Asian Institute of Technology Press, 1983.

REVIEWS OF NEZAR ALSAYYAD’S BOOKS AND RESEARCH

2012David Simonowitz. Review of “The Fundamentalist City?”
International Journal of Islamic Architecture, Vol. 1 Number 2, (2012): 385-404.
2012Tom Verde. Review of “Cairo: Histories of a City,”
The Historian,Vol. 74, Issue 3. (Fall 2012): 553-554.
2012Nancy Reynolds. Review of “Cairo: Histories of a City,”
International Journal of Middle East Studies, Vol. 44, Issue 4. (Fall 2012): 835-836.
2011Publishers Weekly. Review of “Cairo: Histories of a City,”
March 2011.
2011Joel Benin, “Cairo: Histories of a City,”
San Francisco Chronicle, July 2011.
2011John Flint. Review of “The Fundamentalist City?”
Housing Studies,Vol. 26 Number 2 (2011) 297-305.
2011Jay Freeman, “Cairo: Histories of a City,”
The Chronicle of Higher Education,April 25 2011.
2010Paula J. Massood. Review of “Cinematic Urbanism: A History of the Modern from Reel to Real”
and Cities and Cinema, Journal of the American Planning Association, 76: 1 (2010): 132 — 133.
2009Les Roberts. Review of “Cinematic Urbanism — A History of the Modern from Reel to Real,”
Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design, Volume 36, Issue 3(2009): 568-569.
2008Jeffrey Balmer. Review of “Cinematic Urbanism — A History of the Modern from Reel to Real,”
Journal of Architectural Education, Volume 61, Number 4 (May 2008): 136-137(2).
2008Chris Bowman. Review of “Cinematic Urbanism — A History of the Modern from Reel to Real,”
Visual Communication, Vol. 7 (Nov 2008): 509 - 510.
2007Ralph Stern. Review of “Cinematic Urbanism: A History of the Modern from Reel to Real,”
Architectural Association (AA) Files, No. 56 (2007): 80-83.
2007David Beer. Review of “Keeping it Reel?”
A Review of Cinematic Urbanism, in The City, Vol. 11, No. 1 (April 2007): 126-128.
2007James Donald. Review of “Cinematic Urbanism: A History of the Modern From Reel to Real,”
International Journal of Cultural Studies, Vol. 10, No. 2 (June 2007):268-270.
2007Anthony Sutcliffe. Review of “Cinematic Urbanism,”
Built Environment, Vol. 33, No. 2(2007): 250.
2006Yasser Elsheshtawy. Review of “What the Nineteenth Century Did for Cairo: A Review of Making Cairo Medieval,”
Built Environment, Vol. 32, No. 4(2006): 450-452.
2006Christa Salamandra. Review of“Making Cairo Medieval,”
International Third World Studies Journal and Review, Vol. XVI (2006): 45-46.
2006Judith Kenny. Review of “Urban Informality: Transnational Perspectives from the Middle East, Latin America, and South Asia,”
Urban Geography, 27:4 (June 2006): 391-392.
2006Adam J. Berry, et. Al. Review of “Making Cairo Medieval,”
Middle East Journal (2006): 512.
2005James Heitzman, “Urban Informality: Transnational Perspectives from the Middle East, Latin America, and South Asia,”
in Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East, 25:3, 2005, pp. 694-695.
2005Seif El Rashidi. Review of “Making Cairo Medieval,”
H-Urban(July 2005).
2004Nancy Gallagher. Review of “Consuming Tradition, Manufacturing Heritage”
Middle East Studies Association Bulletin, 38:1 (June 2004): 109-110.
2004Yasser Elsheshtawy. Review of “One Stop on a Journey”
Built Environment, 30:3 (2004): 259.
2004Kay Adamson. Review of “Muslim Europe or Euro-Islam: Politics, Culture, and Citizenship in the Age of Globalisation,”
Journal of Common Market Studies, Vol. 42 (March 2004): 208-209.
2003Mike Crang. Review of “Consuming Tradition, Manufacturing Heritage”
Planning Perspectives, Vol. 18, No.1 (January 2003): 105-106.
2003Sophie Gilliat-Ray. Review of “Muslim Europe or Euro-Islam: Politics, Culture, and Citizenship in the Age of Globalisation,”
The American Journal of Islamic Societies, Vol. 20, No. 2 (Spring 2003): 130-31
2003Jorgen Nielsen. “ The End of the Line” Review of “Muslim Europe or Euro-Islam: Politics, Culture, and Citizenship in the Age of Globalisation,”
The Times Literary Supplement (September 2003): 10-12.
2003Rose Aparicio. Review of“Muslim Europe or Euro-Islam: Politics, Culture, and Citizenship in the Age of Globalisation,”
The International Migration Review, Vol. 37, No. 3 (2003): 899-900.
2003K. Adamson. Review of “Muslim Europe or Euro-Islam: Politics, Culture, and Citizenship in the Age of Globalisation,”
The Journal of Common Market Studies, Vol. 42, No. 1 (2003).
2003Ali Akhbar Mahdi. Review of “Muslim Europe or Euro-Islam: Politics, Culture and Citizenship in the Age of Globalization,”
Contemporary Sociology, 32:5 (September 2003): 628-630.
2003Nadeen Thomas. Review of “Muslim Europe or Euro-Islam: Politics, Culture, and Citizenship in the Age of Globalisation,”
The Journal of the Society for the Anthropology of Europe (Spring 2003).
2002LudmillaPavlova. Review of “Hybrid Urbanism,”
Multicultural Review, 11:1 (March 2002): 91-92.
2002Ali Modarres. Review of“Hybrid Urbanism,”
Journal of Urban Affairs, Vol. 24, No. 3(2002): 372-375.
200?Michael Scantlebury. Review of “Consuming Tradition, Manufacturing Heritage: Global Norms and Urban Forms in the Age of Tourism,”
Annals of Tourism Research, Vol. 29, No. 2, 575-76.
2002Elizabeth Chacko, “Consuming Tradition, Manufacturing Heritage,”
in Journal of Planning Literature, Vol. 16, No. 4, May 2002, pp. 543-544.
2002James Connolly. Review of “Hybrid Urbanism,”
Middle East Studies Association Bulletin-MESA, Vol. 36 (2002): 78-79.
2001Paul Wilkinson. Review of “Consuming Tradition, Manufacturing Heritage,”
Journal of Planning Education and Research,Vol. 21, No.2 (Winter 2001): 213-215.
200?Robert Home. “The Image May Replace Reality?”Review of “Consuming Tradition, Manufacturing Heritage,”
Built Environment, Vol. 26, No. 4.
2001Miranda McMinn. Review of “Consuming Tradition, Manufacturing Heritage,”
Environment and Planning A5 Vol. 33 (2001): 2083-2088.
2000Caroline Williams. Review of “Virtual Cairo: A History,
”Middle East Studies Association Bulletin, Vol. 34 No.2 (Winter 2000): 300-301.
1998B.J. Nontsk. Review of “Cairo: A City in Flux Through Time: The Work of NezarAlSayyad,”
Rendering Real and Imagined Buildings, Glouchester: Rockport Publishers (1998): 50-53.
1997Brenda Yeoh. Review of “Forms of Dominance: On the Architecture and Urbanism of the Colonial Enterprise,”
Journal of Historical Geography 23:2 (April 1997): 238.
1995Michael Heffernan. Review of “Forms of Dominance”
Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 13:2 (1995): 243-245.
1994Jane Loeffler. Review of “Export Architecture”
Progressive Architecture, No. 5 (1994): 115-128.
1994Paul Cobb. Review of “Cities and Caliphs - On the Genesis of Arab Muslim Urbanism - AlSayyad, N.,”
Journal of Near Eastern Studies 54:3 (July 1994) 224-226.
1994Marilyn Tadros. Review of “Cities and Caliphs,”
Egyptian Gazette(February 1994).
1994Darrick Danta. Review of “Cities and Caliphs,”
Journal of Historical Geography 21:2 (April 1994): 20-21.
1993Setha M. Low. Review of “Dwellings, Settlements and Tradition: Cross-Cultural Perspectives,”
American Anthropological Association 20:2 (May 1993): 407-408.
1992Alexander Melamid. Review of“
Cities and Caliphs - On the Genesis of Arab Muslim Urbanism - AlSayyad, N.,”Geographical Review 82:4 (October 1992): 493-494.
1992“L'Architetto e Il Computer”
Costruire, No. 109 (June 1992): 197.
1992Gerald Blake. Review of “Cities and Caliphs,”
Middle East Journal, Vol. 46, No. 2 (Spring 1992): 329-330.
1991Horst Reichert. Review of ”Dwellings, Settlements and Tradition,“
Tribus, No. 40 (1991): 207-208.
1991Richard Ingersol. Review of “The Third World is Dead, Long Live the Third World,”
Journal of Architectural Education, Volume 44 No. 4 (Fall 1991).
1991Roxana Waterson. Review of “Dwellings, Settlements and Tradition: Cross-Cultural Perspectives,”
Royal Anthropological Institute, Volume 26 No. 3 (September 1991).
1991Antonius Robben. Review of“Dwellings, Settlements and Tradition,”
Journal of Anthropological Research, Volume 46 No. 3(Fall 1991): 347-350.
1990“Conference Considers Third World Buildings,”
Progressive Architecture (December 1990).
1990Alan Eyre. Review of “Dwellings, Settlements and Tradition, in Social and Economic Studies,”
Vol. 39 (1990): 267-272.
1988Anne Hublin. Compte Rendu: Habitats Traditionnels:
Un Approach Comparative, Paris (May 1988).

REVIEWS OF PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE

2003Zahid Sardar. “Aga-khan Award for Architecture Building Cultural Bridges,”
San Francisco Chronicle(March 1, 2003).
2000Annie Tennant. “Designing on Campus: Nezar AlSayyad and the New Center for Middle Eastern Studies,”
CED News (Fall 2000): 18-14.
1988“Architecture as Story-Telling: A Project by XXA, Nezar AlSayyad, Architect,”
Al-Bena’a Al-Jadid (1998): 203, 37-39 (Arabic and English).
1988“The Recent Work of XXA: An Interview with Nezar AlSayyad of the Office of Xross-Xultural Architecture,”
Madina (1998): 3, 22-25.

REVIEW ARTICLES BY NEZAR ALSAYYAD

2013Turkish translation of “Religious Fundamentalisms in the City: Reflections on the Arab Spring,”
(with MejganMassoumi) Arkitera, Vol. 4.8 (Oct. 24, 2013).
2003Review of “Acre: The Rise and Fall of a Palestinian City, 1730–1831,”
by Thomas Phillip, International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, Vol. 27, No. 4 (2003): 977-79.
1998Review of “Cities from the Arabian Desert,”
by Andrea Pampanini, Middle East Journal (1998): 30:2.
1997Review of “Urban Development in Saudi Arabia,”
edited by S. Al-Hathloul,Environment and Planning A, Volume 29, No. 4(April 1997): 757-758.
1992“Housing, Culture and Environment: A Review of Two Conferences,”
Journal of Architectural Education, Vol. 46, No. 1 (1992): 58-59.
1992Review of “The Other Side of Paradise,”
by Juan Campo, Middle East Journal, No. 2 (1992).
1991Review of “History as Design,”
Alam Al-Bena'a (December 1991) (in Arabic).
1991Review of “The Architecture of Saddam,”
Design Book Review, No. 22 (Fall 1991): 7-9.
1989Review of “Crisis in the Built Environment”
by Jamel Akbar, Middle East Journal, No. 4 (1989): 242-244.
1988Review of “Arab Muslim Cities,”
Design Book Review, No. 14 (Spring 1988).

PUBLICATIONS OF ORIGINAL RESEARCH IN TECHNICAL REPORTS

1981“A Cultural Account: Users and Interior Finishing in Egypt.”
In Systems for Housing Construction in Egypt, MIT Technology Adaptation Program Publications, 1981.
1980Eric Dluhosch, Waclow Zalewski, assisted by Nezar AlSayyad,
“A Lightweight/Small Component System for Low Income Sector Housing in Egypt.” In Interim Report 1979; Housing and the Construction Industry in Egypt, MIT Technology Adaptation Program Publication, 1980.
1979Reinhard Goethert, Zakia Shafie, assisted by Nezar AlSayyad,
“Housing for Low Income and Informal Sector,” in Interim Report 1978; Housing and the Construction Industry in Egypt, MIT Technology Adaptation Program Publications, 1979.

ARTICLES IN NON TECHNICAL MAGAZINES AND BOOKS

1984“Islamic Architecture.”
Jebel Journal: UPM Community Magazine (Dhahran, Saudi Arabia), February, 1984.
1979Greece: the Land and the People.
A translation into Arabic from the English original of People Book Series on Countries of the World, Dar al Ma'aref, Cairo, Egypt, November 1979.
1977“Contemporary Egyptian Architecture,”
(in Arabic). InAlam Al Ben'a Magazine (Cairo, Egypt), December 1977.

RESEARCH BULLETINS AND PROJECT REPORTS

2008Nano City: A New Community in the 21st Century
a publication of the Berkeley Group for Architecture and Planning (BgAP) for Nano Works Inc. Haryana, India, 2008.
1996Hadaik Towers
report to the Engineering Development and Real Estate Company, Cairo, Egypt, 1996.
1995Four Sails Resort, South Hurghada, Red Sea, Egypt
report prepared for the Egyptian Company for Touristic Development, Cairo, Egypt, 1995.
1993"Canavaccio: A Highway, a Railway, a Road and a River," and "Attachment/Detachment"
InReading and Design of the Physical Environment II. International Laboratory of Architecture and Urban Design, Quattro Venti, Urbino, Italy, 1993, pp. 46-51 and 124-127.
1990The Alexandrina: A Competition Entry Report
(with Mark Mack). Submitted to UNESCO/UIA, Paris, 1990.
1989Environmental Design in Developing Countries
A Proposal for an Area of Emphasis in Architecture. University of California, Berkeley, 1989.
1984An Energy Efficient Atrium.
A report prepared by Cromwell, Trumper, Parker, Levy, and Woodsmall, Architects, Little Rock, Arkansas, 1984.
1983Housing Schemes for the University of Petroleum and Minerals.
A report including design proposals by the class of ED 102-1982, Jury and Analysis of Projects. UPM, College of Environmental Design, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, 1983.
1982Lagoon Development: Ikoyi, Lagos.
A report by Minoru Yamasaki and Associates, Troy, Michigan, 1982.
1980Core Housing' Site and Service Projects for Low-Income Groups,
coeditor and translator. A report by the Joint Research Team on Housing (MIT/CU), Technology Adaptation Program Publications, Cambridge, 1980.
1979The Master Plan of the City of Belbeis.
A report by the Town Planning Diploma Group, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Graduate Studies, Cairo, Egypt, 1979.

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