Dr. Habib Mahdi Alshuwaikhat
Professor of Urban Sustainability | City & Regional Planning Department

King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran, 31261, Saudi Arabia

Brief Resume


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.


• 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 Planning (KFUPM)

April 1996 to May 2007 Associate Professor Department of City & Regional Planning (KFUPM)

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.

June 1980 -September 1981 Graduate Assistant, Architectural Engineering Dept., King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.

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:


Has 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