Sahel Izadi

Sahel  Izadi
  • Ph.D.
  • Department of Geography, Environment and Spatial Sciences
  • Geography Building
  • 673 Auditorium Road
  • East Lansing, MI 48824


Urban Economics, Urban Vitality and Affordable Housing


Sahel is interested in researching urban vitality and social cohesion in rapidly growing cities in the Middle East and Africa. Her research explores how the framework of sustainable development could be compromised by the influence of neoliberal policies on re-forming cities, especially in the housing sector. Sahel’s research questions the sustainability of the mass apartment housing construction at the periphery of the cities as opposed to upgrading organically developed neighborhoods in urban contexts.