HABITER researchers Abdou Kailou Djibo and Michele Tenzon just published two chapters in the Routledge Handbook of Urban Planning in Africa, an edited volume curated by Carlos Nunes Silva

A preview of the book is available here

Abdou Kailou Djibo, History of the Urban Planning of the City of Zinder in the Niger Republic.

Michele Tenzon, Mise en valeur and repopulation in colonial rural development in French Morocco.


Profil de recherche _ Michele Tenzon

Michele Tenzon is PhD fellow at the Université libre de Bruxelles, Faculty of Architecture La Cambre Horta. He studied Architecture at the University of Ferrara and he holds an MA in Architectural History from the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College of London.

Michele’s research interest focuses on modernist urban and regional planning. His most recent works investigate the relationship between urban form and the projects of modernization of rural landscape in post-war Italy and in North African French colonies.

His current PhD research is part of the Modscapes collaborative project and His work focuses on a series of rural development and resettlement schemes conceived and partially implemented by the architect and urban planner Michel Écochard in the French Protectorate in Morocco and by international cooperation bodies in the aftermath of independence.

Michele on the Modscapes website

Michele on ResearchGate


The study centre HABITER in collaboration with the Thematic Graduate College “Architecture, Urbanism, and Architectural and Urban Engineering”, invites you to assist to the PhD seminar that will take place next Thursday 6 September 2018 (4pm to 6pm)

Three PhD candidates enrolled in the FNRS Graduate College in the “art of construction and town planning” will present the state of advancement of their work to our special guest interlocutor Professor Murray Fraser, Bartlett School of Architecture, University College of London and to Professors Victor Brunfaut and Axel Fisher from The Faculty of Architecture La Cambre – Horta.

The invited speakers are:

– Federica Natalia Rosati (Université libre de Bruxelles, University of Liége): Investigating geographies of co-production of water and sanitation services in Hanoi, Vietnam

– Julien Rippinger (Université libre de Bruxelles): Descriptive Geometry and Computer Graphics: Towards the Formulation of an Algorithmic Thinking of Graphic Action

– Xavier Van Rooyen (University of Liége): Closed Form versus Open Form: A Possible Reading of Contemporary Architecture

A description of the three presentation can be found here

The seminar will be held in English, and it is free and open to the public.

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