Headshot of Cassim Shepard, looking at the camera.

Cassim Shepard

Distinguished Lecturer

Phone: 212-650-6762

Email: cshepard@ccny.cuny.edu

Office: SSA2M05


Educational Credentials :

  • Master of City Planning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007
  • MA, Urban Geography, Kings College London, 2004
  • BA (honors), Visual and Environmental Studies, Harvard University, 2001

Teaching Experience :

  • City College of New York, 2022-present
  • Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP), 2016-2021

Professional Experience :

  • Principal, S/Q Projects, 2010-present
  • Founding Editor, Urban Omnibus, 2008-2014
  • Planner, Pfeiffer Partners, 2008

Selected Publications and Recent Research :

  • Publications:
    • Citymakers: the Culture and Craft of Practical Urbanism. New York: Monacelli Press, 2017
    • “Istanbul: Who Makes a City?” Stranger’s Guide Issue 8: The Mediterranean, Fall 2020
    • “Montage Urbanism: On Essence, Fragment and Increment.” Public Culture Volume 26, Spring 2013. (peer-reviewed)
    • “The Field of Struggle, The Office and the Flat: Protest and Aspiration in a Mumbai Slum.” Public Culture Volume 26, Spring 2013. (peer-reviewed)
    • Shepard, Cassim. “Sensory Devices.” Landscape Futures, edited by Geoff Manaugh. Actar Press / Nevada Museum of Art
    • “The Gwanju River Reading Room.” Essay (co-authored with Taiye Selasi) accompanying an architectural folly designed by David Adjaye for the Gwanju Biennale 2013. Hatje Cantz Press
    • “Of Timeshares and Tenements” in Domus, May, 2011
    • “On Data and Design.” Next City (formerly Next American City) Spring, 2011 “Postopolis: On Urban Portraiture.” Places. Published July, 2010