Besim S. Hakim, FAICP

Besim S. Hakim is the first town planner/architect who has authoritatively researched the ethical principles, customary practices of planning and building, their related codes and the rule systems which shaped traditional built environments in Islamic and other societies surrounding the Mediterranean. He has published an internationally acclaimed book and numerous scholarly contributions based on his research results. Professor Hakim practiced with city planning authorities and taught planning and architecture at a number of universities in Canada, the United States, and the Middle East, applying unique insights from research to practice and teaching.