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Journal Papers (selected):

Fazia, C., Nahiduzzaman, K.M., Al-Ramadan, B., Aldosary, A., Moraci, F. (2024). Counteract Soil Consumption through Ecosystem Services and Landscape Restoration for an Efficient Urban Regeneration. Land, Vol 13(3)

Moumen, N, Radoine, H, Nahiduzzaman, K.M., Oulidi, H. (2024). Contextualizing the Smart City in Africa: Balancing Human-Centered and Techno-Centric Perspectives for Smart Urban Performance. Smart Cities Vol. 7(2), pp. 712-734

Valjarević, A., Korcelli-Olejniczak, E., Filipović, D., Milanović., Bojović, V., Nahiduzzaman, KM., Lukić, T. (2024) (In-process for submission). Remote sensing and GIS based approach in new methodology of prediction the rural settlements properties and dissolution time in the Republic of Serbia. GeoForum

Kaur, M., Sultana, R., Saleem, S., Ishaq, S., Nahiduzzaman, K.M., Hewage, K. and Sadiq, R. (2024) (In-process for submission) Development of a localized flood vulnerability index (LOFVI): The city of Kelowna is in focus. Journal of  Urban Management

Kaur, M., Selim, S., Nahiduzzaman, K.M., Hewage, K. and Sadiq, R. (2023). An investigation of the current situation of BC floodplain mapping in British Columbia using a framework: A fuzzy rule-based approach. Journal of Urban Planning and Development

Nahiduzzaman, K.M., Sadiq, R. (2023). Planning and Management of Water and Water Infrastructure under Climate Stress, Environmental Reviews

Ishaq, S., Nahiduzzaman, K.M., Sultana, S., Rana, A., Mohammadiun, S., Yousefi, P., Hewage, K. and Sadiq, R. (2022). Flood Resilient Governance in Okanagan Valley of British Columbia: Current Practices and Future Directives. Environmental Reviews

Nahiduzzaman K.M., Said Abdallah A, Moradzadeh A, Mohammadpour Shotorbani A, Hewage K, Sadiq R. (2023). Impacts of Tariffs on Energy Conscious Behavior with Respect to Household Attributes in Saudi Arabia, Energies, Vol. 16 (3)

Campisi, T., Nahiduzzaman, K.M., Nikiforiadis, A., Stamatiadis, N., and Basbas, S. (2022). Will the effects of COVID-19 on commuting and daily activities of the university students be maintained? Evidence from a small town in Sicily. Sustainability, Vol 14 (10)

Nahiduzzaman, K.M. (2021). COVID-19 and Change Dynamics in the Transformational Cities. Journal of Urban Management, Vol. 10 (2)

Zhu, S., Li, D., Huang, G., Shrestha, G., Nahiduzzaman, K.M., Hewage, K. and Sadiq, R. (2021). Enhancing urban flood resilience: Development and application of a holistic framework incorporating historic worst flood to Yangtze River Delta, China. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, Vol. 61

Nahiduzzaman, K.M., Campisi, T., Shotorbani, A.M., Assi, K., Hewage, K., & Sadiq, R. (2021). Influence of Socio‐Cultural Attributes on Stigmatizing Public Transport in Saudi Arabia. Sustainability, Vol 13 (21)

Hasan, M., Nahiduzzaman, K.M., Aldosary, A., Hewage, K. & Sadiq, R. (2021). Nexus of foreign direct investment and greenhouse gas emission: A tale of Bangladesh. Environment, Development and Sustainability

AlHashmi, M., Chhipi-Shrestha, G., Nahiduzzaman, K. M., Hewage, K., Sadiq, R., (2021) Framework for Developing a Low-Carbon Energy Demand in Residential Buildings using Community-Government Partnership: An Application in Saudi Arabia. Energies

Nahiduzzaman, K. M., Holland, M., Sikder, S., Shaw, P., Hewage, K. and Sadiq, R. (2021). Urban Transformation towards a Smart City: An E-commerce induced Path-Dependent Analysis. Journal of Urban Planning and Development, Vol. 147 (1)

AlHashmi M, Chhipi-Shrestha G, Ruparathna R, Nahiduzzaman K. M., Hewage K, Sadiq R. (2021). Energy Performance Assessment Framework for Residential Buildings in Saudi Arabia. Sustainability, Vol. 13 (4)

Ouache, R., Nahiduzzaman, K. M., Hewage, K. and Sadiq, R. (2021). Performance Investigation of Fire Protection and Intervention Strategies: Artificial Neural Network-based Assessment Framework, Journal of Building Engineering

Nahiduzzaman, K. M., Aldosary, A., Ahmed, S., Hewage, K. and Sadiq, R. (2020). Urban Cohesion vis-à-vis Organic Spatialization of “Third Places”: An Alternative Planning Praxis. Habitat International, Vol. 105

Sadiq, R., Nahiduzzaman, K. M., and Hewage, K. (2020). Infrastructure at the Crossroads - Beyond Sustainability. Frontiers in Sustainable Cities; Frontiers Click here to download the paper

Shrestha, N., Shad, M., Ulvi, O., Khan, M., Karamehic-Muratovic, A., Nguyen, U., Baghbanzadeh, M., Wardrup, R., Aghamohammadi, N., Cervantes, D., Nahiduzzaman, K. M., Zaki, R., and Haque, U. (2020). The Impact of COVID-19 on Globalization, One Health, 100180

Al-Rashid, M., Nahiduzzaman, K. M., Ahmed S., Campisi, T., Akgün. N. (2020). Gender-Responsive Public Transportation in the Dammam Metropolitan Region, Saudi Arabia. Sustainability, Vol. 12 (21)

Moslem, S., Campisi, T., Szmelter-Jarosz, A., Duleba, S., Nahiduzzaman, K. M., and Tesoriere, G. (2020). Best-Worst Method for Modelling Mobility Choice after COVID-19: Evidence from Italy. Sustainability, Vol. 12 (17)

Nahiduzzaman, K. M.  and Lai, S. K. (2020). What does the Global Pandemic COVID-19 Teach Us? Some Reflections. Journal of Urban Management, Vol, 9 (3); Click here to download the paper

Nahiduzzaman, K. M., Aldosary, A. S. and Ishak, M. (2019). Framework Analysis of E-Commerce induced Shift in the Spatial Structure of a City. Journal of Urban Planning and Development, Vol. 145 (3); Click here to download the paper

Assi, Khaled, Shafiullah, M., Nahiduzzaman, K. M. and Mansoor, U. (2019). Travel-To-School Mode Choice Modelling Employing Artificial Intelligence Techniques: A Comparative Study. Sustainability, Vol. 11 (16)

Rahman, M.T. and Nahiduzzaman, K. M. (2019). Examining the Walking Accessibility, Willingness, and Travel Conditions of Residents in Saudi Cities. Int. Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, Vol. 16 (4), 545; Click here to download the paper

Asif, M., Hassanain, M., Nahiduzzaman, K. M. and Sawalha. H. (2019).Techno-economic assessment of application of solar PV in building sector – A case study from Saudi Arabia. Smart and Sustainable Built Environment; Click here to download the paper

Nahiduzzaman, K. M., Aldosary, A. S., Abdallah, A. S., Asif, M., Kua, H. W. and Alqadhib, A. M. (2018). Households Energy Conservation in Saudi Arabia: Lessons Learnt from Change-Agents Driven Interventions Program. Journal of Cleaner Production Vol. 185, pp. 998-1014

Hasan, M., Nahiduzzaman, K. M., and Aldosary, A. S. (2018). Public participation in EIA: A comparative study of the projects run by government and non-government organizations. Environmental Impact Assessment Review, Vol. 72, pp. 12-24

Assi, K. J., Nahiduzzaman, K. M., Ratrout, N. and Aldosary, A. S. (2018). Mode Choice Behavior of High School Goers: Evaluating Logistic Regression and MLP Neural Network. Case Studies on Transport Policy, Vol. 6 (2), pp. 225-230

Ahmed, S. J., Nahiduzzaman, K. M. and Hasan, M. U. (2017). Dhaka, Bangladesh: unpacking challenges and reflecting on unjust transition. Cities, Vol. 77, pp. 142-157

Ishak, M., Nahiduzzaman, K. M. and Aldosary, A.S. (2017). Pro-poor Urban Housing Provision in Ghana: A Review of Implementation Challenges and Prospects. Open House International, Vol. 42, No. 4

Nahiduzzaman, K. M. (2017). Finding an Affordable Housing Option: Social Business as the 'New' Policy Tool? Policy Brief, Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Regina & Saskatchewan, Canada. Click here to download the paper

Rahman, T. M., Aldosary, S.A., Nahiduzzaman, K. M., and Reza, I. (2016). Vulnerability of flash flooding in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Natural Hazards, pp. 1-24

Chelleri, L., Kua, H., Rodrigues, J., Nahiduzzaman, K. M. & Thondhlana, G., (2016). Are People Responsive to a More Sustainable, Decentralized, and User-Driven Management of Urban Metabolism? Sustainability, Vol. 8 (3), pp. 1-12; Click here to download the paper

Nahiduzzaman, K. M., Aldosary, S.A. and Rahman, T. M. (2015). Flood induced Vulnerability in Strategic Plan Making Process of Riyadh City. Habitat International, Vol. 49, pp. 375-385

Book Chapters (Selected):

Moumen, N., Radoine, H., Nahiduzzaman, K.M. and Oulidi, H. (2924). Smartainity: A Comprehensive Framework for Urban Performance Assessment in African Smart Cities with Key Performance Indicators. International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Systems for Suatainable Development (AI2SD'2023), Springer

Nahiduzzaman, K.M. and Ahsan, M. (2023). Asian cities in and beyond COVID-19 IN Routledge Handbook of Asian Cities.

Campisi, T., Tasnim, T., and Nahiduzzaman, K.M. (Accepted) (2024). Impacts of transformational mobility and real estate market the conventional city structure and land uses IN Making Sense of Planning and Development in the post-pandemic Cities, Springer

Sikder, S. Ahsan, M., Radoine, H., Al-Mahadi, O., and Nahiduzzaman, K.M. (Accepted) (2024). The variability of dynamics in urban spatial transformation during the post-COVID era: Perspectives of the developed and developing nations IN Making Sense of Planning and Development in the post-pandemic Cities, Springer

Campisi, T, Nahiduzzaman, K.M., Al-Rashid, M. and Tesoriere, G. (2022). COVID-19 and impacts of the evolving city models on mobility. AIP Conference Proceedings

Campisi T., Akgün-Tanbay N., Nahiduzzaman K.M., Dissanayake D. (2021). Uptake of e-Scooters in Palermo, Italy: Do the Road Users Tend to Rent, Buy or Share?. In: Gervasi O. et al. (eds) Computational Science and Its Applications – ICCSA 2021. ICCSA 2021. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 12953. Springer, Cham.

Campisi T., Nahiduzzaman K.M., Ticali D., Tesoriere G. (2020). Bivariate Analysis of the Influencing Factors of the Upcoming Personal Mobility Vehicles (PMVs) in Palermo. In: Gervasi O. et al. (eds) Computational Science and Its Applications – ICCSA 2020. ICCSA 2020. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol.12250. Springer, Cham.

Karunathilake, H., Nahiduzzaman, K. M., Prabatha, T., Hewage. K., Sadiq, R., Alam. S., and Shaw, P. (2020). The nexus of climate change and increasing demand for energy: A policy deliberation from Canadian context IN Ullah, H. & Asif, M. (eds). Dynamics of Energy, the Environment and Economy: A Sustainability Perspective, Springer; Click here to download the paper

Prabatha, T., Nahiduzzaman, K. M., Karunathilake, H., Hewage. K., Sadiq, R., Alam. S., and Shaw, P. (2020). Coupling behavior-based intervention with pro-environmentalism? The dynamics of energy usage, crisis and its conservation IN Ullah, H. & Asif, M. (eds). Dynamics of Energy, the Environment and Economy: A Sustainability Perspective, Springer; Click here to download the paper

Ahmed, S., Nahiduzzaman, K. M. and Bramely, G., (2014). From a Town to a Megacity: 400 Years of Growth IN Dewan, A. and Corner, R. (eds.) Dhaka Megacity: Geospatial Perspectives on Urbanisation, Environment and Health, Springer Geography

Nahiduzzaman, K. M. and Aldosary, A.S. (2012). City structure in transition. A conceptual discourse on the impact of information and communication technology (ICT) IN Cakir, A. & Pablos, O. P. (eds.) Social Development and High Technology Industries: Strategies and Applications, IGI-Global, Chapter 13, pp. 187-199

Ahmed, S., Nahiduzzaman, K. M., & Rahman, K.R. (2002), Public environmental awareness regarding the use of polythene bags: before and after effects of the ban over their use and production, Bangladesh Environment 2002, Vol. 2


1. Nahiduzzaman, K. M. (editor) (2024) Making Sense of Planning and Development in the post-pandemic CitiesSpringer Book Series

1. Haas, Tigran & Nahiduzzaman, K. M. (eds.) (2008) The Regional City: Sustainable Regions and Communities of Place, KTH (the Royal Institute of Technology) Press, Stockholm: ISBN 978-91-7178-868-9. Click here to download the book

White Papers (Selected):

Chhipi-Shrestha, G., Moudgil, V., Ouche, R., Karunathilake, H., Nahiduzzaman, K.M., Hewage, K., Faybishenko, B., Ramakrishnan, L., and Sadiq, R. (2021). Enhancing Resilience of Urban Systems Against Climate-Induced Floods Using Advanced Data-Driven and Computing Techniques: A Driver-Pressure-State-Impact-Response (DPSIR) Framework. United States: N. p., 2021. Web. doi:10.2172/1769705. Click here to download the paper

Nahiduzzaman, K.M. (2021). Is safe and affordable drinking water still a surreality? "Waterly - Be Wise Waterwise"; Click here to access to the paper

Conference Papers (Selected):

December 2, 2022

Campisi, T., Russo, A., Tesoriere, G. & Nahiduzzaman, K.M. E-grocery and ICT: the connection and its influence in making the Sicilian cities smart. “ICT for Smart Cities & Societies: What’s Going on and What’s Next" under the Smart City 4.0 Sustainable Lab at University of Parma with technical sponsorship from the IEEE Smart Cities Program (

July 27- August 1, 2021

Nahiduzzaman, K.M. Virtual demand and neoliberalism:  Transformational planning for the post-neoliberal and COVID era”. 4th International Conference on Canadian, Chinese and African Sustainable Urbanization (ICCCASU IV) on “Density, Diversity and Mobility: the City in an Era of Cascading Risks”, Montreal, Canada; Funded by: School of Engineering, UBC Okanagan, Canada;  

29 April – 3 May, 2020
Campisi, T., Nahiduzzaman, K. M., Akgün, N., Ticali, D., Tesoriere, G. (2021). Gender equality on developing transport system in Sicily: A consideration on regional scale. AIP Conference Proceedings, 2343(1). International Conference of Computational Methods in Sciences & Engineerng - ICCMSE 2020, Crete, Greece: DOI: 10.1063/5.0047792.

July 15-17, 2019

Nahiduzzaman, K.M. “Urban Transformation and Smart City: A Path-Dependent Analysis”; 3rd International Conference on Canadian, Chinese and African Sustainable Urbanization (ICCCASU III) on “Belt, Road & Node: New Influences and Paradigms in City Building”, Chengdu, China; Funded by: School of Engineering, UBC Okanagan, Canada;

 February 14-17, 2016

Nahiduzzaman, K.M. & Aldosary, AS. “Critical juncture: A methodological framework to understand the relationship between e-commerce and land use transition” Western Regional Science Association’s (WRSA) 55th annual meeting in Big Island, Hawai’i, USA; Funded by: Deanship of Scientific Research, KFUPM, Saudi Arabia;

February 15-18, 2015

Nahiduzzaman, K.M. “Flood induced vulnerability in strategic plan making process -- A retrospective review" Western Regional Science Association’s (WRSA) 54th annual meeting in Tucson, Arizona, USA; Funded by: Deanship of scientific research, KFUPM, Saudi Arabia;

June 22- 24, 2015

Chelleri, L., Kua, H., Rodrigues, J., Thondhlana, G., Nahiduzzaman, K. M., Abdullatif, A. (2015). Exploring the User-Driven Implications in Building Urban Sustainability and Resilience: Lessons from OURS CITIES Global Network Study Cases. In Proceedings of the 8th Conf. Int. Forum Urban., 22–24 June 2015; Sciforum Electronic Conference Series, Vol. 8, 2015 , A006; doi:10.3390/ifou-A006

March 19-22, 2014

Nahiduzzaman, K.M. & Aldosary, A.S. “Urban Cohesion vis-à-vis Organic Spatialization of the Third Places in Khobar City, Saudi Arabia”. Urban Affairs Association’s (UAA) 44th Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Texas, USA; Funded by: Deanship of Scientific Research, KFUPM, Saudi Arabia

February 16-19, 2014

Nahiduzzaman, K.M. Organic Spatialization of the Third Places: Cognitive Planning for Urban Cohesion” at Western Regional Science Association’s (WRSA) 53rd Annual Meeting in San Diego, California, USA

September 13-16, 2008

Nahiduzzaman, K. M. and Haas, T. (2008) Micro–Climatic House Design: A Way to Adapt to Climate Change through Urban Design? Presented at the 3rd Congress of Council for European Urbanism, Climate Change and Urban Design; Oslo, Norway

September 8-9, 2003

Billah, M. and Nahiduzzaman, K.M. (2003), Prospect and efficiency of 3D visualization of urban settings: exploration into the nature and extent of applications in planning affairs Presented at the international workshop titled ‘Challenges in Geospatial Analysis, Integration and Visualization II’ Commission IV Joint Workshop organized by International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS), Stuttgart, Germany.

Technical Reports (Selected):

Nahiduzzaman, K.M. et al (2021). Analysis of Flood Resilience Policy and Planning Tools in the Okanagan Valley. Project funded by Okanagan Basin Water Board (OBWB), Kelowna, Canada

BC Floodplain Maps Inventory Report 2021; A Mitacs project (1st phase) funded BC Real Estate Association (BCREA), led by Kh Md Nahhiduzzaman of the University of British Columbia (UBC) Okanagan team

Other (United Nations) Publication:

Ahmed, S. and Nahiduzzaman, K. M. (2016). Impacts of rural accessibility on women employment: The case of South-west Bangladesh, Transport and Communications Bulletin for Asia and the Pacific, Vol. 86, Issue: Sustainable Rural Access, UNESCAP. Click here to download the paper