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Azim Nanji is Professor and Chair of the Department of Religion at the University of Florida. A member of the Steering Committee of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture, he has also participated in discussions at the World Bank on "Culture and Development" as is editor of the recently published Building for Tomorrow (London, 1996).

 

 

Abstract of paper given at Islam and Ecology conference:
Reimagining the Environment in African Muslim Contexts

The interdependence of the built and natural environment has been a critical part of the expression of Muslim responses to the creation of urban and rural societies. This paper will explore some contemporary projects in Africa that have undertaken to restore and reimagine traditional Muslim human ecology and spaces.

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