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  • Design
  • Architectural and Urban Theory
  • Territoriality

El Hadi Jazairy is an Assistant Professor of Architecture at the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Michigan. El Hadi's research analyzes contemporary patterns of urbanization investigating in particular after-sprawl conditions, extraterritorial zones, and shrinking cities. El Hadi received a Diplôme d'Architecte from La Cambre in Brussels, a Master of Architecture from Cornell University, and a Doctorate of Design from Harvard University. He is a licensed Architect Fellow at the Belgium National Architectural Accrediting Board. From 2000 to 2005, he collaborated with Elia Zenghelis and Xaveer de Geyter as a project leader, and received several awards including the Regle d'Or de l'Urbanisme, the first prize for the Sint-Lucas Fine Arts School in Gent, and the Hotel and Catering School in Brussels competitions. Prior to joining the University of Michigan, El Hadi was Lecturer in Architecture at MIT and Lecturer in Urban Planning and Design at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. El Hadi is a founding editor of New Geographies, and the editor-in-chief of New Geographies Vol. 4 – Scales of the Earth.

His recent publications include:

  • New Geographies Spring 2011 Vol. 4: Scales of the Earth, Editor-in-Chief: E. Jazairy, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, April 2011.
  • "From Cyberspace to The World: The Impact of Google Earth and Second Life on Dubai," E. Jazairy, Aether: The Journal of Media Geography Vol.8, August 2011.
  • "Cinematic Landscapes in Antonioni's L'Avventura," E. Jazairy, Journal of Cultural Geography Vol.26, No.3, pp.351-369, October 2009.
  • "The Sahara of Oil, Gas, and Sun," E. Jazairy and A. Benachenhou, New Geographies: Landscapes of Energy, Issue #2, pp.51-58, 2009.
  • "Terraforming Artificial Territories in the Gulf," E. Jazairy, in Proceedings of SHOT2009: The 52nd Annual Meeting of the Society for the History of Technology, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 15-18 October 2009.
  • "Dubai Archipelago from Above: The Aerial Vision-Based Model of Urbanism," E. Jazairy, in Proceedings of U&U2009: The 5th International Urbanism and Urbanization Seminar, Leuven, Belgium, pp.467-474, 1-3 October 2009.
  • "Imaging Dubai's Palm Islands: The Construction of Land and Representation through the Satellite View," E. Jazairy, Topos: The International Review of Landscape Architecture and Urban Design No.66, pp.46-51, 2009.

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