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Author, Traditions: The Real, the Hyper, and the Virtual in the Built EnvironmentNezar AlSayyad is Professor of Architecture and Planning at the University of California, Berkeley. He is an architect, planner, urban historian, and public intellectual. In 1988, AlSayyad co-founded the International Association for the Study of Traditional Environments (IASTE). Today, he serves as the Association’s President and Editor of its highly acclaimed peer-reviewed journal, Traditional Dwellings and Settlements Review. In 2014-15, he was a Distinguished Guggenheim Fellow. AlSayyad is also the author, co-author, editor, or co-editor of 18 books, among more recently are Cairo: Histories of a City (2011) and Traditions: The Real, the Hyper, and the Virtual in the Built Environment (2014).