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Sawsan Abou Zainedin

Sawsan Abou Zainedin is a Syrian architect and urban development planner based in London. She holds MSc in urban development planning with distinction from the Bartlett’s Development Planning Unit of University College London. She also holds a post-graduate diploma from the Institute of Housing and Urban Development Studies at Erasmus University and a BA in Architecture from the University of Aleppo. Abou Zainedin’s work addresses the spatial manifestations of conflicts through research and practice, with a focus on the political, socioeconomic, and technical challenges of urban development and reconstruction in Syria. She has worked with academic institutions, think tanks, INGOs, civil society organizations, and the private sector as an independent consultant and researcher. She is the co-founder of Sakan Housing Communities, a non-profit social enterprise for developing inclusive and socially just housing programs to aid recovery in Syria.

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