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AbdouMaliq Simone is an urbanist with an abiding interest in the spatial and social compositions of urban regions. He is a research associate at the Max Planck. Website of AbdouMaliq Simone, Professor of Sociology and Urbanism, containing synopsis of professional background, current research and intervention. Initial results are documented in Pieterse, Edgar and AbdouMaliq Simone (June ) New Urban Worlds: Inhabiting Dissonant Times. London; New York.

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His work reveals the potential of these cities and points to how their particular resources can be put to work for the development of urban planning policies and proposals. Parallel Narratives of the Urban. abdoumalq

In Celia Lury and Nina Wakeford eds. Duke University Press, This project undertakes a more socio-cultural exploration of the complexion of mobilities, labor, and social interchange at work in these corridors, using them as a site to understand the composition of new heterogeneities among materiality, everyday life, and built environments.

Current Projects

International Journal of Urban and Regional Research Duke University Press, Major findings so far point to a major transformation in how residents think about urban life, the valorization of circulation—through more expansive urban circuits and heterogeneous economic and social networks—and the prolific re-assembly of collective life under new, more provisional modalities that often diverge from the imaginaries suggested by the new built environments in which people increasingly reside.


A key area of investigation is how new forms of concentration and consolidation take place as socio-cultural-technical phenomenon. Dynamic Frontiers in Contemporary Africa. Books In Whose Image?

Abodumaliq present research examine unconventional processes of urbanization abdoumaliiq extended urban regions in South and Southeast Asia, exploring particularly the kinds of analytical and governance frameworks necessary to address the disparate conjunctions of landscapes, aspirations, and economies prevalent in these abdoumaloq.

sbdoumaliq Old arrangements anchored in certain configurations of labor, housing, gender, politics, and uses of the city are being unmade. Popular Engagements of the Urban in Contemporary Africa.

Being Young and Muslim: In Gary Bridge and Sophie Watson eds. He brings to the Urban Institute a long background working in urban areas of Africa, South and Southeast Asia, with a particular interest in the everyday lives of Muslim working class residents.

Berkeley Planning Journal

About AbdouMaliq AbdouMaliq Simone is an urbanist with an abiding interest in the spatial abeoumaliq social compositions of urban regions. Urban Theory Beyond ‘the West’.

Urban Life in Four African Cities. African Urbanities in the Larger Urban World. He has worked on remaking municipal systems, training local government personnel, designing collaborative partnerships among technicians, residents, artists, and politicians.

AbdouMaliq Simone

Cities of the global south are experiencing substantial changes in forms of collective life. London; New York Sage.

AbdouMaliq Simone Individual www. Follow AbdouMaliq on Twitter: New Forms of Collective Urban Life. Urbanizing the Postcolony in Africa and Southeast Asia.

Remaking District Life in Jakarta. The Architecture of the National Insecurity State. University of Chicago Press. Muslim Youth and Expanding Circuitries of Operation. Changing Contours of Survival in the City.


An Interview with AbdouMaliq Simone

In Alev Cinar and Thomas Bender eds. Journal of Planning Education Research. Other Cities; Other Worlds: African Studies Review He also explores the effects of globalized generic blackness as an organizing instrument of urban life and the kinds of political instruments that are entailed in circumventing racialized control systems.

How does this history open up new ways of engaging the very concrete efforts that constructed the city? The project investigates these changes and the emergent politics and forms of collective life by engaging with the everyday of five cities: Reworking Urban Economies in Kinshasa. Particular emphasis placed on the modalities through which social heterogeneity is reconstituted in new built environments and governance arrangements.

Singapore Journal of Tropical Geography Key Publications In Whose Image: Westview Press and Perseus, He combines his pan-African experience working with NGOs, municipal government and community upgrading projects together with research on urban culture, policy, international relations and critical theory. Intersecting Fragments in Johannesburg.