Professor Nabeel Hamdi has joined us again this year for another workshop with our students to talk about participative design and placemaking within the practice of development.

We wanted to highlight the recent release of his new book, The Spacemaker’s Guide to Big Change: Design and Improvisation in Development Practice, which we recommend to anyone interested in public interest design, urban planning, architecture and development. You can buy it on Amazon and view a portion of it here.

Nabeel Hamdi is professor Emeritus of Housing and Urban Development at Oxford Brookes University, where he set up the highly successful Masters in Development Practice in 1992. He is a teaching fellow at The Development Planning Unit, University College London, has been an Arup Fellow at the University of Cape Town and is adjunct professor at the National University of Technology, Trondhiem, Norway. An advocate of small-scale change at grass-roots level, Nabeel has consulted on participatory action planning and upgrading of slums in cities to all major international development agencies, and to NGOs worldwide. He is the author of several landmark publications, including Small Change and Housing without Houses.

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