Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), June 1988 Field of Urban Systems and
Policy Planning (Urban and Regional Planning) Northwestern University
Evanston. Illinois. USA.
Master of City
Planning (MCP). August 1983 Field of City and Regional Planning
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. Pennsylvania. USA.
Bachelor of Science (B.S. with HONORS), June 1980 Field of
Architectural Engineering University of Petroleum and Minerals
Dhahran. Saudi Arabia.
FIELDS OF INTEREST AND SPECIALIZATION
Sustainable Urban Development and Planning • Strategic Environmental
Assessment • Environmental and Social Impact Assessment • GIS
Application in Urban Development and Planning • Urban Systems & Policy
Planning • Urban Land Use Planning Policies • Urban Growth Management
• Spatial Planning & Urban Design • Sustainable Affordable Housing
May 2007 to Present, Professor Department of City & Regional
1996 to May 2007 Associate Professor Department of City & Regional
December 1988 -April 1996 Assistant Professor Department of City &
Regional Planning College of Environmental Design King Fahd University
of Petroleum & Minerals Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.
September 1983 -November 1987 Graduate Student, Urban & Regional
Planning Program, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, USA.
September 1981 -August 1983 Graduate Student, City & Regional Planning
Department, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, P A., USA.
1980 -September 1981 Graduate Assistant, Architectural Engineering
Dept., King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi
CAREER DEVELOPMENT: Throughout my professional career, I was keen on
keeping at the cutting edge of development in my field and related
areas. Thus, I have participated in several international, regional
and local conferences, symposia and workshops. A partial listing of
these is given below:
been a member of many Professional International Planning and Impact
Assessment societies such as: The International Association of Impact
Assessment (IAIA); American Planning Association (APA); International
Federation for Housing and Planning (IFHP); International Society of
City and Regional Planners (ISOCARP); and AI-Umran Saudi Association
PAPERS IN REFERRED JOURNALS
Alshuwaikhat, H., "Physical Form and Cultural Aspects of the Islamic
City" Review 88, Volume 4 (1988), College of Environmental Design,
KFUPM, pp. 66-73
Alshuwaikhat, H., "A Dynamic Model of Urban Spatial Structure: Factors
Influencing the Structure of the Arabian Gulf Cities," Journal of the
Gulf and Arabian Peninsula Studies Kuwait University, Vol. 17, No. 65,
April 1992, pp.69-89.
Alshuwaikhat, H. and S. Alkhars, "Residential Relocation in a
Transitional Urban Environment," Habitat International, Vol. 17, No.3
Alshuwaikhat, H. and K. Nassef, II Appropriateness of Traditional
Neighborhood Concept for Planning Contemporary Neighborhood Units,"
GeoJournal, Vol. 31, No.4 (December 1993), pp. 393-400.
Alshuwaikhat, H. and K. Nassef, "A GIS-Based Spatial Decision support
system for Suitability Assessment and Land Use Allocation," AJSE, Vol.
21, No. 4A (October 1996), pp. 525-543.
Shukri, I., Alshuwaikhat, H., and S. Garba, "City Size Distribution in
the Saudi Arabian System," International Planning studies,Vol.I, No.2,
1996, pp. 185-198.http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~content=a777426749~db=all~order=page
Alshuwaikhat, H. and M. Aleem, "Socioeconomic Impacts of Urban Life on
south Asian Rural Expatriates Working in Saudi Arabia," Asian Studies
XIV (2), 1996, pp. 1-19.
Alshuwaikhat, H. and S. Garba, "Urabnism and Crime: A
Cross-National/Cross Cultural Study" Cross-Cultural Research Vol.31
(3), 1997, pp. 226-248.
Alshuwaikhat, H. "Planning the 21st Century Urban Neighborhood:
Learning From Previous Neighborhood Concepts" Architecture and
Planning Journal, King Saud University, Vol II, 1999, pp. 13-29.
Alshuwaikhat, H. and Danjuma Nkwenti " Developing Sustainable Cities
in Arid Regions" Cities, Volume 19, No. 2, pp 85-94, 2002.
Alshuwaikhat, H. and Danjuma Nkwenti " Visualization Decision making:
Perspectives on Collaborative and Participative Approach to
Sustainable Urban Planning and Management" Environment and Planning B
- Planning and Design, Vol. 29, pp 513-531, 2002.
Alshuwaikhat, H. and Danjuma Nkwenti " Collaborative Planning and
Management Frameworks: Approaches to Effective Urban Governance by
Adoption of Emerging Technologies" International Journal of
Management, Vol. 20, No.3, pp 294-305, September 2003.
Alshuwaikhat, H. and Y. Aina "Sustainable Cities: Implementation of
Strategic Environmental Assessment in Saudi Arabian Municipalities,"
Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, Vol. 47, No. 2, pp
303-311, March 2004.
Nkwenti Danjuma and Alshuwaikhat, H. "GIS, Sustainability and Emerging
Theories: Towards Pragmatism and Collaboration in Redressing Urban
Challenges," European Spatial Research and Policy, Vol. 11, No. 2,
Alshuwaikhat, H. "Strategic environmental assessment can help solve
environmental impact assessment the failures in developing countries
," Environmental Impact Assessment Review, Vol. 25, pp. 307-317, 2005.
Alshuwaikhat, H. and Y. Aina "Sustainable Planning: The need for
strategic environmental assessment-based municipal planning in Saudi
Arabia," Journal of Environmental Assessment Policy and Management (JEAPM),
Vo. 17, No.3, pp.387-405, 2005.
Alshuwaikhat, H. and Y. Aina "GIS-based urban sustainability
assessment: The case of Dammam City, Saudi Arabia" Accepted and will
appear in Local Environment: The International Journal of Justice and
Sustainability, Vol. 11, No. 2, April 2006.
Alshuwaikhat, H., Y. Aina and S. Rahman "Integration of Urban Growth
Management and Strategic Environmental Assessment to ensure
Sustainable Urban Development" International Journal of Sustainable
Development and Planning, Vol. 1, No. 2, pp. 1-11, 2006.
Salama, A. and Alshuwaikhat, H. "A Trans-disciplinary Approach for a
Comprehensive Understanding of Sustainable Affordable Housing," Global
Built Environment Review (GBER), Vol. 5, No. 3, pp. 35-50, 2006.
Alshuwaikhat, H. "Developing Spatial Planning Guidance for Achieving
Sustainable Urban Development," Accepted and to appear in Global Built
Environment Review (GBER), Vol. 5, No. 3, pp. 51-66, 2006.
Alshuwaikhat, H. and I. Abubaker " Towards a Sustainable Urban
Environmental Management Approach (SUEMA): Incorporating Environmental
Management with Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA)" Journal of
Environmental Planning and Management, Vol. 50, No. 2, pp. 257-270,
Alshuwaikhat, H., Y. Aina and S. Rahman " The rationale for SEA to
overcome inadequacy of environmental assessment in Bangladesh," The
Journal of Environment and Development, Vol. 16, No. 2, pp. 227-246,
IN CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS & PRESENTATIONS
Alshuwaikhat, H. and Zaki Ahmed Qureshi, "Economically Benign
Environmental Sensitivity: Development of a Framework," Proceedings of
the 20th Annual Conference of the International Association of Impact
Assessment IAIA'00 " Back to the Future: Where will Impact Assessment
Be in 10 Years," Hong Kong, June 19-23, 2000 (CD publication in
Session 1.8,11 pages).
Alshuwaikhat, H. "The Role of Urban Planners in Planning Healthy
Cities: The Road to Sustainable Development,' Invited Speaker,
Proceeding of The Workshop on Environmental Health Impact Assessment,
Ministry of Health, Occupational Health Department, State of Kuwait,
April 13-16, 2002.
Alshuwaikhat, H. " Sustainable Cities in Arid Regions: A Planning
Approach," Presented at The Desert Knowledge Symposium: Sustainable
Architecture and Planning Theme, Alice Springs, Australia, August
Alshuwaikhat, H. "The Practice of Urban Planning Departments of Public
and Private Offices in Saudi Arabia. " Presented at the Symposium &
Exhibition of Environmental Design, King Abdul-Aziz University,
Jeddah, February 24, 1992.
Alshuwaikhat, H. and S. Alkhars "Residential Relocation in a
Transitional Urban Environment." Presented by Alshuwaikhat, H. at The
5th International Conference on Housing, Montreal, Canada, July 8,
Alshuwaikhat, H. "Approaches to Urban Geography: An alternative
Approach." The Fourth Geographical Symposium, Umm AI-Qura University,
Makkah, December 24-26, 1992.
Shukri, I. and H. Alshuwaikhat, "Academic Urban Planning Programs and
their Roles in Development Plans," Symposium on Urban Planning and its
Role in Development Plans, October 25-28, 1993, Cairo, Egypt.
Alshuwaikhat, H. and K. Nassef "Appropriateness of Traditional
Neighborhood Concept for Planning Contemporary Neighborhood Units –
the Case of Developing Countries." Presented by Alshuwaikhat, H. at
the New Frontiers in Housing and Planning -Habitat 94, International
Federation for Housing and Planning, Edmonton, Canada, September 19,
Alshuwaikhat, H., A. AI-Nasser, and F. AI-Said, "A Scientific Approach
to Identify The Characteristics of The Gulf Architectural Heritage,"
Symposium on Preserving the Heritage of Gulf Architecture, Doha,
Qatar, October 1-3, 1994, pp. 171-179.
Alshuwaikhat, H. "The Role of Urban Planners in Healthy Cities
Projects," Conference on Healthy Cities in Cities of the Arab Gulf
States, Dubai , United Arab Emirates, November 26-28, 1994.
Alshuwaikhat, H. "The Concept of Healthy City Projects in
Environmental Planning," Symposium on Environmental Rehabilitation,
Kuwait, 8-10 April, 1996.
Alshuwaikhat, H. "EIA and Land Use Planning: Introducing Strategic
Environmental Assessment in Developing Countries," IAIA'99 Conference,
Glasgow, 15-19 June, 1999.
Alshuwaikhat, H. and A. Zaki "Economically Benign Environmental
Sensitivity: Development of a Framework," Proceedings of the IAIA'00:
Back to the Future Conference, Hong Kong, 19-23 June 2000 (CD
publication in Session 1.8,11 pages).
Alshuwaikhat, H. “Urban Planning Academic Programs and Their Role in
Implementing Development Plans,” Proceeding of the Symposium on the
Development of Engineering and Environmental Design Education, King
Adbulaziz University, Jeddah, 12-14 February, 2001, pp. 433-444.
Alshuwaikhat, H. “The Practice of City & Regional Planning Profession
in Urban Planning Departments of Amanat, Agencies and Consulting and
Engineering Offices,” Proceeding of the Gulf Engineers and the Future,
Fifth Gulf Engineering Meeting, Muscat, Oman, 18-20 February, 2001,
Alshuwaikhat, H. and N. Al-Hussain “Sustainable Indicators in Master
Plans: Towards Sustainable Cities in Saudi Arabia – The Case of Jubail
Industrial City” Proceedings of the First Meeting on Performance in
Municipalities, Amant Al-Riyadh, MOMRA, October 2001, pp.1-37.
Alshuwaikhat, H. "The
Role of Urban Planners in Planning Healthy Cities: The Road to
Sustainable Development,' Invited Speaker, Proceeding of The Workshop
on Environmental Health Impact Assessment, Ministry of Health,
Occupational Health Department, State of Kuwait, April 13-16, 2002.
Alshuwaikhat, H. "
Sustainable Cities in Arid Regions: A Planning Approach," Presented at
The Desert Knowledge Symposium: Sustainable Architecture and Planning
Theme, Alice Springs, Australia, August 27-30, 2002.
Alshuwaikhat, H. and
Y. Aina "Spatial Planning Guidance for Achieving Sustainable Urban
Development," Presented at IAIA'04 Conference: Impact Assessment for
Industrial Development, Vancouver, Canada, April 26-29, 2004, 8 pages.
Alshuwaikhat, H. "
Strategic Environmental Assessment in Developing Countries: A Tool to
Achieve Sustainable Development," Presented at The Thematic Conference
of IAIA: International Experiences in SEA, Prague, Czech Republic
Session A2: Legal and Policy Frameworks for SEA in Asia, September
Alshuwaikhat, H. "
Urban Planning and Municipal Councils: Towards Sustainable Cities,"
Key Note Speaker – Proceedings of First Municipal Council Action:
Towards Better Partnership, Bahrain, March 26-26, 2006.
Alshuwaikhat, H. and M. AI-Otaibi "100 Saudi Cities compared" A
statistical analysis of data prepared on 100 Saudi cities, January,
Alshuwaikhat, H. and S. Al-Mubaiyedh "The Demographic Structure of the
Population of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in the Next Two Decades," A
Research Proposal submitted to The Research Institute, KFUPM, January,
Alshuwaikhat, H. "Compliance of Saudi Aramco Environmental
Conservation Policy, Programs, Standards and Procedures with The Draft
Document of the General Regulations for the Environment in The
Kingdom" Submitted to Environmental Affairs Division, Saudi Aramco,
Alshuwaikhat, H. and Syed Abdul Haleem 'The Development Impact
Assessment of Al-Buhairat City,” Jeddah, submitted to Al-Afandi
Establishment for Trade, January 1997.
Alshuwaikhat, H. "Analysis of Potential Impact of the Proposed EIA for
the Kingdom on Saudi Aramco Project Environmental Assessment"
Submitted to Environmental Affairs Division, Saudi Aramco, September,
Amir, A., H.
Alshuwaikhat (Team Member & Sustainability Task Leader) and Nekwenti,
D. (Editors), "Jabal Omar Design Competition," A Project Report,
submitted to Makkah Construction and Development Company, September
KFUPM-RI Project (Alshuwaikhat
is a Team Member) National Comprehensive Training Plan for Saudi
Arabia, submitted to Manpower Council, 2001.
Institute (RI) Project (Alshuwaikhat is a Task Leader) Conceptual
Estimates of Environmental Impacts of Existing and New Arabia-Bahrain
Pipelines Routing, submitted to Saudi Aramco, January 2002.”
"Instructor Evaluation of Students' Behavior and Motivation," A Report
on Summer Assignment, submitted to Academic Committee KFUPM, August
(Project Manager and Principal Investigator) and Y. Aina Strategic
Environmental Assessment: Towards Planning Sustainable Cities in SA,
Final Report ARI019, submitted to KFUPM -RI, January 2004.
KFUPM-RI Project (Alshuwaikhat
is Project Manager and Principal Investigator) The Comprehensive
Development Plan for The Golden Belt Village, RI# CEMS2215, submitted
to Golden Belt Village, February 2004.
Al-Mubaiyedh S and H.
Alshuwaikhat. "KFUPM GIS-based Base Map I," A Report on Summer
Assignment, submitted to KFUPM, July 2004.
KFUPM Project (Alshuwaikhat
is Team Member) KFUPM Strategic Plan, submitted to KFUPM, June 2005.
Aldosary, A., A.
Salama, B. Hamdan, H. Alshuwaikhat, M. Al-Mutlaq, and O. Baziad
"Construction of New Housing for Families, Bachelor Staff and Laborers
," Ad hoc Committee Report submitted to The Campus Planning and
Development Committee, KFUPM, July, 2005.
Aldosary, A., H.
Alshuwaikhat, B. Al-Ramadan, and A. Al-Naser. "KFUPM GIS-based Base
Map II," A Report on Summer Assignment, submitted to KFUPM, August
Aldosary, A. and
Alshuwaikhat, H. Design and Develop a Preference Assessment Test for
Tourism, submitted to The Supreme Council for Tourism, August 2005.
Aldosary, A. and
Alshuwaikhat, H. The National Plan for the localization of the
Recreation and Attraction Sector in Saudi Arabia, submitted to The
Supreme Council for Tourism, March 2006.
Alshuwaikhat, H., S. Imran and M. Raziudeen "Determining Affordable
Housing Stocks in Administrative Areas in Saudi Arabia," submitted to
Al-Saedan Chair on Affordable Housing. June 2006.
"Feasibility of Developing a GIS-based Environmental Management System
for KFUPM: Towards Sustainable Campus," A Report on Summer Assignment,
submitted to Technical Affairs, KFUPM, July 2006.
Alshuwaikhat, H. "The Interrelationship Between Town Center and the
Socio-cultural Aspects of Cities," The INT A Seminar on New Directions
for Large Scale Development Projects, Morocco, May 11, 1993.
Alshuwaikhat, H. "The Concept of Sustainable Urban Development: A
Planning Approach" The INTA Seminar on Cities in Critical
Environments, Morocco, November 2000.
PUBLIC LECTURES AND SEMINARS
Seminar on "The Physical and Cultural Aspects of The Islamic City",
KFUPM, March 6, 1989.
Seminar on "AL-Umran Saudi Association –Its Role in the Architecture
and Planning Professions," KFUPM, March 12, 1990.
Bookwriting Proposal Presentation" A Technical Reference of Urban
Planning Terms," KFUPM, June 27, 1992.
Environmental Designers and the Utilization of Behavioral Research.
Presented at the Annual Exhibition on Facilities Management: Building
Design and Performance Public and Private Sectors. King Abdulaziz
University, June 14, 1994.
H.M. Alshuwaikhat and
I. Abubakar. An integrated approach to achieving campus
sustainability: Assessment of the current campus environmental
management practices Reference: JCLP1732 Journal title: Journal of
To view paper
H.M. Alshuwaikhat and
I. Abubakar, Towards a sustainable urban environmental management
approach (SUEMA), incorporating environmental management with
strategic environmental assessment, Journal of Environmental Planning
and Management 50 (2) (2007), pp. 257–270.
Implementation of Strategic Environmental Assessment to
Achieve Sustainable Urban Development. Bahrain Urban Development
Planning Study for Youth Problems and Needs in Yanbu Industrial City
Consulting and Professional
CONFERENCE ORGANIZATION & CONFERENCE SESSION CHAIRMAN
Member, the organizing team, the Third Annual meeting of the AI-Umran
Saudi Association, King Fahd Coastal City, May 7, 1992.
Rapporteur, Session on Laws and Legislation Regulating the Planning
Process (October 26, 1993), Symposium on Urban Planning and its Role
in Development Plans, October 25-28, 1993, Cairo, Egypt.
Deputy Chairman, Session 5, Environmental Planning & Urban Design
(November 27, 1994), Second Saudi Symposium on Energy, Utilization and
Conservation, November 27-30, 1994, Dhahran, KFUPM.
Member, Expert Team on the Project "Model Village” General Directorate
of Municipal and Rural Affairs, Dammam, Rabi' II, 1410H.
• Member of the Urban Planning Team in the meeting on "Saudi Arabia in
the year 1440 H", invited by the United Nations, Regional Development
Planning Project, Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs, Riyadh,
February 28, 1990.
• Member of The International City Design Competition KFUPM Team, ICDC
Project, The School of Architecture & Urban Planning, The University
of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA, 1990.
• Member, Review Committee of the Program on Construction Project
Technology, Technical College of Abha 1991- 95.
• Member, Jabal Omar International Design Competition KFUPM Team and
Sustainability Task Leader, Makkah Construction and Development
• Member, Technical and Advisory Team, The Development of The
Custodian of The Two Holly Mosques' Land for Hail People, The Higher
Commission on Hail Development, 2003-2005.
• Member, Advisory Committee, Updating Master Plans for Cities and
Villages in The Eastern Province, Amanat Al-Dammam, Ministry of
Municipal and Rural Affairs, 2003 - 2007.
Member, Advisory Committee, Developing the Regional Plan Project of
the Eastern Province, Amanat Eastern Province, Ministry of Municipal
and Rural Affairs, 2007 - present.
UNIVERSITY, DEPARTMENT AND PUBLIC SERVICE
ADMINISTRATIVE POSITIONS AND APPOINTMENTS HELD
1994 -September 1996) Department of City & Regional Planning &
Acting Chairman Department of Architecture (1994), College of
Summer Coordinator (1990), College of Environmental Design.
Director (September 1991 to December 1993) City & Regional Planning
Chairman (January 1994 -September 1996) Department of City & Regional
Planning, College of Environmental Design & Acting Chairman
(September 1994 January 1995) Department of Architecture, College of
Coordinator, Al-Saedan Affordable Housing Chair, College of
September 2004- June 2005
been an active member of many KFUPM, College and Department standing
and ad hoc Committees such as: The Research Committee, Committee on
Standing Committees; The University Graduate Council, University
PROJECT SUPERVISION (Selected)
Guidelines for Jubail Industrial City 1990
Managing Growth and Development in the Riyadh Metropolitan Region - An
Assessment Study 1997
Community Structure and Residential Satisfaction In A Transitional
urban Environment: With the Emphasis on Residential Relocation 1990
Tourism Planning A GIS – Based Approach for Allocating Recreation
Activities: The Case Study of Al-Uqayr 2000
Sustainable Indicators in Master Plans: Towards Sustainable Cities in
Saudi Arabia 2000
Urban Spatial Systems: A Multidiscipline Modeling Perspective For
Collaborative Decision Making 2001
GIS-based Urban Sustainability Assessment: The Case of Dammam City,
Saudi Arabia 2004
PDF A GIS & Syntactic- Based
Model for Evaluation of Sustainable Neighborhood Design 2005