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Khondokar Mohammad Nahiduzzaman

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About me

Prior to joining the University of British Columbia (UBC) Okanagan, Canada, Dr. Kh Md Nahiduzzaman was a faculty member at the Dept. of City and Regional Planning in King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM), Saudi Arabia. He also held faculty positions at the Dept. of Urban Planning and the Environment in the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden and Dept. of Urban and Rural Planning in Khulna University, Bangladesh. He has been a research fellow at ADBI (Asian Development Bank Institute), Japan, NIAS (Nordic Institute of Asian Studies) in Copenhagen, Denmark and Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, Brown University, USA.

Dr. Nahid’s core research interests fall at the intersection of urban transformation, smart cities, and environment. Besides teaching, he is currently heavily engaged on collaborative research projects with the governments and  industrial partners in the province of British Columbia (BC) and across Canada. A number of reputed research grants are credited to his account and the notable funders are DFID (UK), British Council (UK), Brown University (USA), Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), KACST/NSTIP (Saudi Arabia), KACARE (Saudi Arabia) and industrial partners in BC, including Okanagan Basin Water Board (OBWB), BC Real Estate Association (BCREA), Real Estate Foundation BC (REFBC) and Mitacs.

He received Ph.D. from the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden and M.Phil. from Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway. He earned Bachelor degree from Khulna University (KU), Bangladesh. He has more than 15 years of academic experience across the reputed universities in Canada, Saudi Arabia, Norway, Sweden and Bangladesh. His research papers regularly appear in top-ranked international journals, notably Journal of Cleaner Production, Journal of Urban Planning and Development, Habitat International, Cities, Environmental Impact Assessment Review, and Natural Hazards. He seats in the editorial board of the Journal of Urban Planning and Development (ASCE) and is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Urban Management (Elsevier) and Sustainable Infrastructure in Sustainable Cities (Frontiers). Among others, he is currently guest editing a virtual special issue with Environmental Reviews (Canadian Science Publishing), which ranks among the top journals in the field. Being an associate editor, he is also leading a book series "City Development: Issues and Best Practices" by Springer.