Michal Lyons, Academic Extraordinaire (1950 – 2013)

. Michal Lyons, Academic Extraordinaire (b. Nov 1950 Israel; d. Mar 2013 London, England)

Michal Lyons was a professor of urban studies at London South Bank University (LSBU). Trained as an architect, her major specialisation was urban studies in the developing world, mostly focused on Africa. Microfinance, housing, health, street traders, legal pluralism, post-natural disaster reconstruction etc. were the areas that took her interest. Her body of work demonstrates that she was a serious scholar with high international significance and an enviable reputation. And central to her scholarly work was the plight of the “little guy” i.e. the needy and the dispossessed. (more…)

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