Tasleem Shakur

Contact

Dr Tasleem Shakur
Department of Geography
Edge Hill University
Ormskirk, Lancashire
L39 4QP
Phone: 01695 584551
Email: shakurt@edgehill.ac.uk
Office: G208

Research

Editor-in-chief GBER Global Built Environment Review (www.globalbuiltenvironmentreview.co.uk) and SACS South Asian Cultural Studies (www.southasianculturalstudies.co.uk)

Sustainability and the Global Built Environment (including Architectural Heritage and Housing studies)

South Asian Popular Cultural Studies (including south Asian films and fictions)
Multimodal reading and writing experiences in postmodern human geographies

Medical Geographies
Successfully supervised PhD students on ‘Low income housing in Amritsar (India), ‘Grameen Bank and Micro-credit system in Bangladesh’ and ’Ethnic conflict and regeneration in Oldham’. Currently supervising a PhD student from Germany on ‘Low income housing delivery in Karachi’.

Qualifications

FRSA – Fellow Royal Society of Arts elected in 1996

PhD Civic Design (Urban and Regional Planning), University of Liverpool, 1987

MA Urban and Regional Planning, Joint Masters, University of Sheffield and BUET, 1980

B Arch, Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology, Dhaka 1977

Teaching

GEO1030 Introducing Human Geographies
GEO1031 Practising Human Geographies
GEO1034 Geographical Skills
GEO2060 Research Methods in Geography
GEO3062 Fieldwork in Geography
GEO2065 Sustainability and the Global Built Environment
GEO3060 Dissertation
GEO3061 Approaches and Concepts in Geography
GEO3063 Postmodern Geographies
GEO3065 Popular Culture of South Asia
GEO3066 Population and Medical Geographies

Publications

Books

Shakur, T. (2008) Squatters of no hope? An analysis of spontaneous settlements of Dhaka, Bangladesh, (1971-1987), Dhaka: The Horizon Publication.

Shakur, T., Dasgupta, N., and Treloar, D. (2001) Unsustainable Urban Environment and the Cities of the Developing World, Liverpool: Hegemon Press.

Edited Books

Shakur, T. (2005) Cities in Transition: Transforming Architecture, Planning and the Global Built Environment, Lancashire: Open House Press.

Shakur, T., and D’Souza, K. (2003) Picturing South Asian Culture in English: Textual and Visual Representations, Lancashire: Open House Press.

Chapters in Books

Shakur, T., and Penketh, C. (2013) ‘Blogging’ to create multimodal reading experiences in teaching postmodern geographies’ In Lillis, T., Harrington, K., and Mitchell, S. (eds) Working with Academic Literacies: Research, Theory and Design, Limerick: WAC Clearing House.

Shakur, T. (2010) ‘Coping or Escaping from the Global Changes? Emerging roles and Performance of the Architects in the Complex Built Environment of the 21st Century,’ Bursa, Union of Chambers of Turkish Engineers and Architects.

Shakur, T. (2006) ‘Transforming Bangladeshi Taz: Coping with De-terrritorialisation and Re-territorialisation of the World Order,’ In Woodhead, S. and Chapman, A (eds) Are you human or Physical? People and Places of Edge Hill, Lancashire: Green Lane Books, pp. 281-286.

Shakur, T. (2005) (ed) ‘Introduction,’ In Shakur, T. (ed) Cities in Transition: Transforming Architecture, Planning and the Global Built Environment, Lancashire: Open House Press, pp. 1-19.

Leeming, K., and Shakur, T. (2005) ‘Emerging Problems of Urban Regeneration in a Multiple Deprived Area of Bijlmermeer (Amsterdam)’ In Shakur, T. (ed) Cities in Transition: Transforming Architecture, Planning and the Global Built Environment, Lancashire: Open House Press, pp. 176-190.

Shakur, T., Moloy, C., and Montaut, A. (2004) ‘Pyaasa de Guru Dutt: Rupture Culterelle ou Hybridation,’ In (ed) Literature et poetiques pluriculturelles en Ansie du Sud, Paris: Ecole de Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), pp. 231-242.

Shakur, T. and D’Souza, K. (2003) ‘Introduction: Exploring South Asian Culture Through Western Representations,’ In Shakur, T. and D’Souza, K. (eds) Picturing South Asian Culture in English: Textual and Visual Representations, Lancashire: Open House Press, pp. 3-18.

D’Souza, K. and Shakur, T. (2003) ‘From Heat and Dust to East is East: Journey from the Colonial to Post-colonial South Asian Cultural Space,’ In Shakur, T. and D’Souza, K. (eds) Picturing South Asian Culture in English: Textual and Visual Representations, Lancashire: Open House Press, pp. 77-94.

Shakur, T., and Moloy, C. (2003) ‘Cultural Rupture or Hybridity? Guru Dutt and Pyasa,’ In Damsteegt, T. (ed) Heroes and Heritage: The Protagonist in Indian Literature and Film, Leiden: The Netherlands, pp. 246-253.

Shakur, T. (1999) ‘Growing Muslim Community, Islamic Identity and the Development of Mosques in a European Setting: A Case Study of Lancashire, UK,’ In Abdullah Eben Saleh, M.E. and Feda Aljojanie, A (eds) Refereed volume of Symposium on Mosque Architecture, King Saud University, Riyadh: Kingdom of Saudia Arabia, pp133-148.

Shakur, T. (1997) ‘Sustainable Urban Environment in the Third World’ In (ed) Habitat International Istanbul, Vol.II., Torkey: Sina.

Shakur, T. Dixon, P., A., and Cotton, A. C. (1991) Choosing Infrastructure and Health Interventions in Urban Poor Communities,’ In (ed) Shelter Settlements, Policy and the Poor, London: Intermediate Technology Publications.

Shakur, T. (1991) ‘Squatters of no hope? A Critical Analysis of Spontaneous Settlements and Resettlement Camps in Dhaka’ in Ahmed, S., U. (ed) Dhaka Past Present Future, The Asiatic: Society of Bangladesh.

Shakur, T. (1984) ‘An approach to physical upgrading of low income community, Dhaka, Bangladesh’ In Korte, B., and Mathey, K. (eds) Development of Urban Low Income Neighbourhoods in Third World, West Germany: Darmstadt.

Refereed journals

Shakur, T., Hafiz, R., Arslan, T., and Cahantimur, A. (2012) ‘Economy and culture in transitions: A comparative study of two architectural heritage sites of bazaars and hans of Bursa and Dhaka,’ International journal of Architectural Research, Vol. 6(3), pp. 91-108.

Shakur, T., Isalm, I., and Masood, J. (2010) ‘What Culture, whose Space and which technology? The Contested Transformation and the Changing Historic Built Environment of South Asia,’ International journal of Architectural Research, Vol. 4(1), pp. 91-108.

Leeming, K., and Shakur, T. (2008) ‘Emerging Problems of Urban Regeneration in a Multiple Deprived Area of Bijlmermeer (Amsterdam),’ Urban Planning Overseas Journal. China Academy of Urban Planning Design CAUPD, Beijing.

Leeming, K., and Shakur, T. (2004) ‘Welcoming difference or Wily Dispersal: Emerging Problems of Urban Regeneration in the Multiply Deprived Area of Bijlmermeer (Amsterdam)’, Global Built Environment Vol 3(3), pp. 61-72.

Shakur, T., and Madden, M. (1992) ‘Resettlement Camps in Dhaka: A Socio-economic Profile of Squatter Settlements in Dhaka’ Habitat International Vol. 15(4), pp. 65-83.

Shakur, T. (1991) ‘Construction in Context’, Architecture in Development, Vol. 35.

Shakur, T. (1991) ‘East goes West – the North South Dialogue,’ Architecture and Development, Vol. 40.

Shakur, T. (1990) ‘Approaches Towards Housing Low Income Communities in the Third World,’ City Planning Review, Vol. 1.

Shakur, T. (1988) ‘Regulating the Unregulated Urban Housing Sub-Markets: An Alternative to Site and Service?,’ Open House International, Vol. 13(2).

Shakur, T. (1988) ‘Implications for Policy Formulation Towards Sheltering the Homeless,’ Habitat International, Vol.12(2) pp. 53-66.

Shakur, T. (1987) ‘Urbanisation and Housing in Bangladesh,’ The Journal of Himachal Pradesh Institute of Public Administration, Vol. 2(1).

Shakur, T. (1987) ‘The Urban Poor in Bangladesh,’ The Bulletin on World Development Studies, No. 20.

Shakur, T. (1987) ‘Implications for Policy Formation Towards Sheltering the Homeless – a Case Study of Squatters in Dhaka, Bangladesh,’ The Journal of Himachal Pradesh Institute of Public Administration, Vol. 2(1).

Shakur, T., and Khan, T., A. (1986) ‘Changing Attitude of the Concerned Group Towards Squatter Settlements in Dhaka,’ The Journal of Local Government, Vol.15 (2).

Non-refereed journals

Shakur, T. (2011) ‘Contesting Cultures or Negotiating Hybridity? Interrogating ‘Brick Lane’, ‘The Namesake ‘and ‘I for India,’ South Asian Arts, Vol 9.

Shakur, T. (2003) ‘Towards Understanding ‘Other’ Cultures: From Multiple to Multicultural Bult-Environment?’, Global Built Environment Review, Vol 3(2), pp. 1-5.

Shakur, T. (2003) ‘Global Built-Environment with a Human Face: The Mismatch between International Economic Systems and the Goals of Sustainable Development,’ Global Built Environment Review, Vol 2(3) pp. 1-4.

Shakur, T. (2002) ‘Corporate Actions on Global Environmental Sustainability: Upping sticks and going on,’ Global Built Environment Review, Vol 2(2) pp. 1-4.

Shakur, T. (2002) ‘From Cities of Culture, Trade and Prosperity to the Cities of Ruins, Plunder and Riots?,’ Global Built Environment Review, Vol 2(1) pp. 1-4.

Shakur, T. (2001) Structural Adjustments, Trade Liberalisation and the new ‘Global City Order’, Global Built Environment Review, Vol. 1 (2) pp. 1-4.

Shakur, T. (2001) ‘Emerging Global Built-Environment and its impact on Architecture, Planning, Development and Environment,’ Global Built Environment Review, Vol. 1 (1) pp. 1-4.

Shakur, T., and Powell, S. (1997) ‘Merchants and Ideologues’, Economics Books Review, Times Higher Education, January, 24th.

Shakur, T. and Mair, J. (1997) ‘Cinema: Art versus the Popular,’ The Journal of the Indian Association.

Shakur, T. and Powell, S. (1996) Unequal Trade, tied Aid and Crippling Debts: Globalisation or Neo-Mercantilism?, Off Print Series 1 (OPS 1), ICDES, Edge Hill University.

Shakur, T. (1995) ‘Low Income Communities: Improvement of Wet Components,’ Earth Autumn, No. 4.

Shakur, T. (1994) ‘Governments Attitude Towards Unregulated Housing’, Earth, Vol. 1, Issue 1.

Shakur, T. (1994) Regulating the Unregulated Urban Housing Sub-markets: An Antidote to Squatter Settlements?, Development and Environmental Studies, Development & Environmental Sciences (DE4), ICDES, Edge Hill University.

Shakur, T. (1993) Living Environment and Development: Approaches towards the Improvement of “Wet Components” in Low Income Communities in the Third World, A Literature Review, Development and Environmental Series (DE2), International Centre for Development and Environmental Studies, Edge Hill University.

Shakur, T., and Haddar, F. (1992) Development and Environmental Planning in the Developing World, London, SOAS.

Shakur, T. (1992) ‘Development and Underdevelopment in Bengal, East Pakistan and Bangladesh: An Overview,’ Published In the proceeding Volume Development and Underdevelopment in Bengal: Castes, Communities and the State, Netherlands Organisations for International Corporation in Higher Education, The Hague.

Shakur, T. (1992) ‘Problems of Societal Change in Bangladesh: policy aspects of shelter for homeless,’ SOMAJCHETNA, Vol 4.

Shakur, T. (1992) ‘Images of Bengal: Poverty, Inequality and Contradictions in South Asian Society as portrayed by three film makers, Satyajit Ray, Aparna Sen, and Mrinal Sen,’ British Association for South Asian Studies (BASAS) bulletin, No. 17.

Shakur, T. (1992) Squatters of No Hope? A critical examination of spontaneous settlements in Dhaka, Development Planning Studies Working Paper (DPS10), University of Sheffield.

Shakur, T. and Soufan, G. (1989) Developing Technical Skills for Planning Module 4: Drawing, CDPS training manual for the Planning technicians in the developing world, Commission of the European Communities (EEC).

Shakur, T., Olanrewaju, D., and Dixon, B. (1989) Urban Poverty in Nigeria: Health and Nutrition Aspects, Development Planning Studies Working Paper Series (DPS7).

Shakur, T. (1987) Approaches Towards Housing the Lowest Income Groups in the Third World: A Literature Review, Department of Civic Design Working Paper Series, Also translated into Spanish, French and Chinese.

Shakur, T. (1987) An Analysis of Squatter Settlements in Dhaka, Paper selected for presentation at the Built Form and Culture Research Conference, School of Architecture and Urban Design, The University of Kansas, held between 5-9 November 1986. Abstract published in the proceeding of the seminar Purposes in Built Form and Culture Research, Carswell, J William and G Saile David (editors), University of Kansas, 1987.

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