Dr. M. Nabyl Chenafis a professor of Architecture and Dean of the school of Architecture, Art and Design at the American University in Dubai. Prior to that, he worked as the Editor of the Arabic/English edition of l”ARCA magazine of Architecture, Design and Visual Communication. He has been regularly involved in research supervision and juries for international competitions in Architecture and Urban Design. Dr. Chenaf designed several buildings and urban settlements including new neighborhoods, rehabilitation of squatters and restoration. Finally, Dr. Chenaf delivers training workshops in town management and planning to senior decision-makers and operators in the field in several countries.