Adil Jazouli is representative at Commissariat Général à l’Égalité des Territoires. He joined the Ministry of Urban Affairs in 1997 where he created the Observatoire National des Zones Urbaines Sensibles. He is a well-known specialist of the French suburbs and of public policies related to these issues. He is an active member of community and civic mouvements. He published many articles and books on suburbs and working-class areas.