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Adnan Husnéin
Urban Planning Department
Faculty of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Ph.D.
 2006, Urban Design and Planning, University of Washington, Seattle, USA

M.U.P.
 1991, Urban Planning, University of Washington, Seattle, USA
 
Certificate of Urban Design
 1991, University of Washington, Seattle, USA
 
B.Sc.
1983, Architectural Engineering, Alfateh University, Tripoli, Libya
 
Selected Publications
2009 - New Urban Politics in Libya
Authors: Adnan Husnéin
a paper presented to the Colloque du Programme CITADAIN, 10-11 June 2009, Institut de Géographie de Paris, Université Paris 7, France.
2008 - Gazing at Colonial Tripoli (Libya): Italians’ Search for Regionalist Expression
Authors: Adnan Husnéin
a paper presented at the International Forum on Islamic Architecture and Design (IFIAD 2008): Ideals, Innovation, and Sustainability, 8-10 April 2008, University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.
2008 - Towards a Harmonious Urbanism: Learning from Past Modernities
Authors: Adnan Husnéin
a special lecture presented to the World Habitat Day hosted by UN-Habitat, 8 August 2008, at the historic Red Castle in Tripoli, Libya
2006 - “Tracing Libyan Modernities: A Century of Urban Renovation in Tripoli, 1850-1950
Authors: Adnan Husnéin
Advisors: John L. Hancock (Chair), Brian L. McLaren, Edgar V. Winans.) Ph.D. in Urban Design and Planning, University of Washington, 2006.
2005 - Approaching Modernity: The Creation of Public Spaces in Tripoli, Libya (1870-1940)
Authors: Adnan Husnéin
a paper presented to the joint International Symposium on Urban Form (ISUF 2005) and International Network of Traditional Building and Urbanism (INTBAU) conference, August 25-27, 2005, London, UK.
2001 - Parallels/Differences in Approach between Italian Colonial Building and Excavation Programs in Libya
Authors: Adnan Husnéin
paper (co-authored with Nayla K. Muntasser) presented to the Middle East Studies Association (MESA) Conference, , November 19, 2001, San Francisco, USA.

 
Research Interest
My research has focused on clarifying the events and ideas that surrounded the foundation of the modernization process and its impact on the traditional built environment. For example, my dissertation examines the role of imperial and colonial institutions in the transformation of the city of Tripoli’s architectural and urban culture. This study is a good example of applied historical research—applied in the sense that it should be useful to future planning efforts, especially in the Middle Eastern context.

As for my future research plans, I intend to conduct research on the emerging modern metropolis in North Africa and the Middle East. Some of the questions I intend to raise: How did the cities’ encounter with modernity (whether through colonialism or globalization) shape and influence their urban form and built environment? What efforts are being made to integrate with other world cities? What images are being projected by respective cities in their drive to modernize? To what extent is the “local” used in projecting such images?

Other areas of interest include: Urban Design Theory and Process, Heritage Management and Local Identity, Community Revitalization, GIS Applications in Planning and Design, and Planning and Design Education in the UAE and the Arab World.
 
Dissertation
“Tracing Libyan Modernities: A Century of Urban Renovation in Tripoli, 1850-1950.” (Advisors: John L. Hancock (Chair), Brian L. McLaren, Edgar V. Winans.) Ph.D. in Urban Design and Planning, University of Washington, 2006.
 
Fellowships and Awards
  1. Certificate of Appreciation, jury member (Inter-School Public Speaking Competition-Dubai), 2008.

  2. Municipality of Ajman (student competition advisor) Ajman Urban Planning Conference 2007.

  3. Certificate of Appreciation (organizing first urban design charrette), ALHOSN University, 2007.

  4. Graduate School Fund for Excellence and Innovation, University of Washington, 2004

  5. Teaching Fellowship, Urban Design and Planning, University of Washington, 1998

  6. Foreign Language Area Studies Fellowship (Turkish), University of Washington, 1995-96

  7. Pio Prize for Italian Studies, University of Washington Rome Center, Italy, 1992-93

 
Contact Details
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