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Professional Membership & Practicum


1. Western Regional Science Association (WRSA), USA

2. Urban Affairs Association (UAA), USA

3. Association of Europoan Schools of Planning (AESOP), EU

4. Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP), USA

5. Bangladesh Institute of Planners (BIP), Bangladesh

6. Water Stewardship Council, BC, Canada



Reviewer for External Research Projects:


Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF), Qatar on “Urban Planning and Environmental Management” under the following tracks:

1.             National Priorities Research Program (NPRP)

2.             Undergraduate Research Experience Program (UREP)

3.             Junior Scientists Research Experience Program (JSREP)

4.             Secondary School Research Experience Program (SSREP)



National Research Foundation (NRF), South Africa



Project: “GCC Urban Strategy 2030”, Financed by: Housing and Municipalities Department, Human and Environment Sector, The general Secretariat of the GCC, Riyadh; Role: Team Leader – ‘Urban Spatial Strategic and Policies’  

2013 – 2014

Project: “Sustainability Assessment for Jubail Industrial City, Saudi Arabia”; Financed by: Royal Commission for Jubail & Yanbu, Saudi Arabia; Role: Team Co-Leader

2003 – 2004

Project: “Review of Rajshahi Strategic Plan, Bangladesh”; Financed by: UNDP (United Nations Development Programme); Role: Team Co-Leader

Scientific Committee Member:

November 2019  

“Spatial Inequality and Smart Cities” Flagship Program under the Strategic Vision 2020-23, UN-Habitat, Nairobi, Kenya

November 2019

ICREDM 2020 – 2nd International Conference on Real Estate Development and Management; January 30 - February 2, 2020, Ankara; Organized by Ankara University, Turkey

December 10-12, 2018

“Reframing Urban Resilience Implementation: Aligning Sustainability and Resilience – 11th International Forum of Urbanism (IFOU) Congress 2018”; Organized by IFO, UIC Barcelona, Urban Resilience research Network (URNet) and UN-Habitat City Resilience Profiling Program (CRPP), Barcelona, Spain

December 2013 - February 2014

“2nd International City Planning Conference and Exhibition in Jubail Industrial City”; Organized by Royal Commission at Jubail and Yanbu, Saudi Arabia

Academic Coordinator:

2013 – 2014

Gifted high school student’s program on ‘Future City’; Organized by Saudi Aramco, Saudi Arabia and Johns Hopkins University, USA with the sponsorship from King Abdulaziz Fund for the Gifted Students.

Professional Short Courses:

2013 – 2015

A week-long courses offered to the professionals employed at public and private urban planning organizations in the GCC region:

(i) Managing Natural Disaster; Frequency of offering: 3-4 times a year; Enrolment: Max. 20;

(ii) Advanced Short Course on GIS; Frequency of offering: 3-4 times a year; Enrolment: Max. 20