AlSayyad, Nezar

Nezar AlSayyad is an architect, planner, urban designer and urban historian.  He is a Professor of Architecture, Planning, Urban Design, and Urban History at the University of California at Berkeley.  In 1988, AlSayyad co-founded the International Association for the Study of Traditional Environments (IASTE) and he continues to serve as its President.  He is also the Editor of the journal Traditional Dwellings and Settlements Review.  AlSayyad has authored and edited several books on housing, identity, tradition, urbanism, urban design, urban history, urban informality, tourism and the virtual world.

On Rorotoko:

On his book Cairo: Histories of a City
(Our Cover Feature of August 31, 2011)