Research

Noha Nasser’s publications

JOURNALS:
Redefining heritage and identity in conservation (2007) Context, Vol 102, pp 20-22
South Asian Muslims in Britain: identity in architecture and urbanism (2005) Journal of Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations Vol 16 (1), pp. 61-78.
Southall’s Kaleido-scape: A study in the changing morphology of a west London suburb in special issue: The Cosmopolis: emerging multicultural spaces in Europe and North America (2004) Built Environment. Vol 3 (1) pp. 76-103
From Multicultural Urbanities to the Postmodern Cosmopolis: A Praxis for Urban Democracy. (2004) Built Environment. Vol 3 (1) pp. 5-16.
South Asian Ethnoscapes: the changing cultural landscapes of British cities in Global Built Environment Review (December 2003), vol. 3(2) pp. 26-39.
The Space of Displacement: The Making of Muslim South Asian Places in Britain (Fall 2003) Traditional Dwellings and Settlements Review. pp. 7-21
The Challenge of Ethnoscapes (April, 2003). Urban Morphology, 7 (1), pp. 45-48.
Planning for Urban Heritage Places: reconciling conservation, tourism and sustainable development (May 2003). Journal of Planning Literature, 17 (4), pp. 467-479.
Cultural continuity and meaning of place: an approach to sustaining historic cities of the Islamicate World (March 2003). Journal of Architectural Conservation, 9 (1), pp.77-94.
Islamicate Urbanism: The State of the Art (2002). Built Environment Vol 28 (3), pp. 173-186.

EDITED JOURNAL ISSUES/BOOKS
Guest Editor special issue: Islam and Built Form: Studies in Regional Diversity (2002). Built Environment. Vol 28 (3).
Guest Editor special issue: The Cosmopolis: emerging multicultural spaces in Europe and North America (2004) Built Environment . Vol 30(1).
Co-editor with Gavin Wade As Big As A House: the work of Richard Woods, Article Press, Birmingham (March 2006)

BOOK CHAPTERS
Urban Design in Egypt (forthcoming) in (ed) Loew, S. Urban Design: a Global Review. RIBA press.
Islam in Contemporary Urban Britain – Building for and with multiculturalism (2011) in (eds.) Jaeckle, J and F. Turetken, Faith in the City, The Architecture Foundation, London, pp 7-9.
Metropolitan Borderlands: The Formation of Br-Asian Landscapes (2006) in (eds) Ali, N., Karla, V. and Sayyid, S. Post-colonial people: South Asian Settlement in Britain. Hurst, London.
A Historiography of tourism in Cairo: A spatial Perspective (2006) in (ed.) Daher, R. Tourism in the Middle East: Continuity, Change and Transformation. Part of series (ed.) Robinson, M. Tourism and Cultural Change. Channel View Publications, pp70-94.
Identity of a city: cultural diversity and sense of place (2006) in Jasia MacArdle (commissioner) Cultural Mapping catalogue, Public Art Leicester, Leicester City Council
South Asian Ethnoscapes: The Changing Landscapes of
British Cities (2005) In Shakur, T. (ed) Cities in Transition: Transforming the Global Built Environment. Open House Press, UK, pp42-57.

CONFERENCE PAPERS
Is UK planning a barrier to the post-carbon city? Lessons from Cairo. Paper presented to International Seminar on Urban Form (ISUF), Montreal, August 2011.
Theatricality and the Adorning of the City for the 2012 Games: the case of the Royal Borough of Greenwich paper presented to the conference Olympics and The City, Greenwich University, June 2011.
The Role of Memory in the Construction of an Islamist utopian Identity in the UK. Paper published in Traditional dwellings and Settlements Working Paper Series and presented at IASTE conference in Beirut, December 2010.
European Post-colonial Cityscapes: ‘Tradition’ as a symbolic aestheticization of cultural legitimacy in Southall, London Paper presented at IASTE conference in Sharjah/Dubai, December 2004.
Cairo: ville cree en Islam? A reinterpretation of an Islamic urban paradigm. Paper to presented and published in proceedings of the International Seminar on Urban Form (ISUF), Trani, July 2003.
Can Traditional Urban Design Principles be reconciled with the Contemporary Needs for sustainable Urban regeneration? (2002) Paper presented to international Conference on ‘Conservation and regeneration of traditional urban centres in the Islamic World’ , Amman, Jordan, January 2002.
Adaptation of space as expression of cultural identity: South Asian Muslim neighbourhoods in Britain. Paper presented and published in working paper of IASTE, Hong Kong, December, 2002.
A Reinterpretation of Municipal Organisation in Islam (2001). Paper presented at the 5th Nordic Society Conference on Middle Eastern Studies, ‘The Middle East: Interpreting the Past’, Lund, October 2001.
A Study in Islamic Urban Morphology: The Case of Cairo (2001). Paper presented and published in proceedings of the International Seminar on Urban Form (ISUF), Cincinnati, September 2001.
Continuity and Consistency in Urban Regeneration Policies of the Historic part of Cairo (2000). Paper presented at the Sri Lankan Millennium Conference on ‘Cities and Sustainability – sustaining our cultural heritage’. Sri Lanka, February, 2000.
The Elite – the dynamic urban developers in Islam (1999). Paper presented and published in proceedings of the International Conference on ‘Islamic Art, Culture and Civilisation’, London, April, 1999.
The vital Role the Islamic Endowment Institution (‘Waqf’) Played in the Public Domain of Islamic Cities, past and present (1999). Paper presented and abstract published in proceedings of conference on ‘Planning futures: future’s planning’, Sheffield, March, 1999.

ARTICLES
British-Indian Urban Exchanges: prototypes for sustainable neighbourhoods (2011) in Urban Design Quarterly, pp. 33-35.
Community-centred urban design skills to meet the skills gap (2008), CABE Urban Design Summer School website; http://www.udss.org.uk/articles.html#4
Arts Practice: a fresh approach to urban design and the making of ‘place’ (2008), New Start.

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