Associate Professor of Urbanism, School of Design Strategies
Director, MA Theories of Urban Practice
Aseem Inam is Director of the Theories of Urban Practice Program, Associate Professor of Urbanism at Parsons The New School for Design, and Fellow at the Center for Ethics and Transformative Values at MIT.Dr. Inam is the author of the book, Planning for the Unplanned: Recovering from Crises in Megacities, a comparative analysis of city rebuilding in Los Angeles, Mexico City and New York. His paper, Meaningful Urban Design, received a national award from the SOM Foundation and was published in the Journal of Urban Design. His scholarly work has also been published in the journals Cities, and Planning Practice and Research, and received awards from the California Planning Foundation and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.Dr. Inam previously taught at MIT, where he received the Excellence in Teaching Award, UCLA, and the University of Michigan, where he received the Outstanding Faculty Award three times. He was the founding architect-in-charge of the Aga Khan Development Network's rural habitat development program in Gujarat, India. Most recently he was a project leader for urban design and planning projects in California, the Caribbean, Idaho, and New Mexico with the award-winning firm, Moule and Polyzoides Architects and Urbanists.Dr. Inam received a master's degree in architecture from the former Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris, a master's degree in urban design from Washington University in St. Louis, and a Ph.D. in planning from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.
design research,spatial environments,theory,urban design,urban studies