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

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

Sustainability Research


Current Projects on Campus Sustainability in Saudi Universities

Journal Papers:

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 Cleaner Production

To view paper online: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2007.12.002

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.

To view Abstract: http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~content=a772871535~db=jour~order=page

Conference Papers:

Habib Alshuwaikhat. Implementation of Strategic Environmental Assessment to
Achieve Sustainable Urban Development. Bahrain Urban Development Symposium,
January 2008.


Social and Planning Study for Youth Problems and Needs in Yanbu Industrial City PDF




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 (1993), pp.137-147. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/01973975

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. PDF

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. http://www.envplan.com/abstract.cgi?id=b12818

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. http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~db=all~content=a718998418?words=alshuwaikhat*  

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, pp.57-69, 2004.

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. PDF

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.  http://www.worldscinet.com/cgi-bin/details.cgi?id=pii:S1464333205002092&type=html   

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. http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~db=all~content=a743780101?words=alshuwaikhat*

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. http://journals.witpress.com/pages/paperinfo.asp?PaperID=207&jID=17&vn=1&in=2

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. http://www.edgehill.ac.uk/Faculties/FAS/gber/pdf/vol5/issue3/Article%204.pdf  

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. http://www.edgehill.ac.uk/Faculties/FAS/gber/pdf/vol5/issue3/Article%205.pdf  

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, March 2007. http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~db=all~content=a772871535?words=alshuwaikhat*

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, June 2007. http://jed.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/16/2/227