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Dr. Kh Md Nahiduzzaman

Assistant Professor, Department of City and Regional Planning (CRP)
College of Environmental Design (CED)
King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM)
KFUPM Box 1668, Dhahran 31261, Saudi Arabia

Office: Room 319; Building 19

Tel (O):  +966 13 860 7724 | Fax: +966 13 860 3857 | Dept.: +966 13 860 3595

nahid@kfupm.edu.sa; Alternatively: kh.nahiduzzaman@abe.kth.se & khmd_nahiduzzaman@biari.brown.edu
Skype: nahiduzzaman

Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=93uC3mQAAAAJ&hl=en

Profile on the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden:




Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Urban Planning
Department of Urban Planning and Environment, School of Architecture and the Built Environment, The Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden

Master of Philosophy (M. Phil.) in Development Studies specializing in Geography Department of Geography at Norwegian University of Science & Technology (NTNU), Norway

Bachelor of Urban and Rural Planning (B.URP)
Department of Urban and Rural Planning at Khulna University, Bangladesh


E-commerce induced Spatial Transition
Affordable Housing & Social Business
Urban Studies, Planning & Policies
Environmental Management


Graduate Course

CRP 506 Urban Planning Methods
CRP 534 Housing Policy
CRP 590 Special topics in City & Regional Planning
CRP 599 Seminar
CRP 601 Final Planning Projects (Thesis)

Undergraduate Course

CP 210 Planning Workshop I
CP 310 Planning Workshop II
CP 315 Planning Workshop III
CP 301 Urban Survey Methods
CP 422 Public Works Administration
CP 425 Urban Modeling


Journal Papers (selected):

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 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2018.03.052

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 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eiar.2018.05.001
Please read & download the paper for free until June 26, 2018:

Assi, K. J., Nahiduzzaman, K. M., Ratrout, N. and Aldosary, A. S. (2018) (In Press). Mode Choice Behavior of High School Goers: Evaluating Logistic Regression and MLP Neural Network. Case Studies on Transport Policy https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cstp.2018.04.006

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 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cities.2017.11.012

Ishak, M., Nahiduzzaman, K. M. and Aldosary, A. S. (2017). Pro-poor Urban Housing Provision in Ghana: Implementation Challenges and Prospects. Open House International, Vol. 42, No. 4 http://www.openhouse-int.com/pdf/OHI%20Vol.42%20No.4.pdf

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

Rahman, T. M., Aldosary, A. S., 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. and 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

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

Under Review

Nahiduzzaman, K. M., Aldosary, A. S. and Ishak, M., “E-commerce induced Shift?  A Framework Analysis of the Spatial Structure of a City”

Nahiduzzaman, K. M., Aldosary, A. S. and Ahmed, S. “Urban Cohesion vis--vis Organic Spatialization of ‘Third Places’ in Khobar City, Saudi Arabia”

Mohammed, I. & Nahiduzzaman, K. M., Determinants of Neighborhood Choice Decision in Urban Enclaves: Evidence from Expatriates"

United Nation (UN) Bulletin:

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


Book Chapters (selected):

Ahmad, 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 http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007%2F978-94-007-6735-5_2

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 http://www.igi-global.com/chapter/city-structure-transition/58722

Nahiduzzaman, K. M.
, Ahmed, S. J. & 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


Haas, T. and 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

Conference Proceedings (selected):

Chelleri, L.,      Kua, H.,          Rodrigues, J.,   Thondhlana, G., Nahiduzzaman, K. M., and 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 http://sciforum.net/conference/ifou/paper/2735

Nahiduzzaman, K. M. and Billah, 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) in September 8-9, 2003 Stuttgart, Germany.

Nahiduzzaman, K. M., and Alam, S. (2004). Earthquake, a menace to the third world cities: concentrations on some challenging issues; Published in the refereed proceedings (CD & Book) of international conference on Asia Conference on Earthquake Engineering (ACEE 2004- Manila, Philippines), 5-6 March, 2004, organized by Association of Structural Engineer of Philippines (ASEP).

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 13-16, 2008 http://www.esua.com/past-events/ceuclimatechangeandurbandesignconferenceinoslonorway


April 2017 – April, 2019

“Developing Place-Based Health Indicators: Toward Healthy Neighborhoods in Saudi Arabia”; Funded by Deanship of Scientific Research (DSR), KFUPM, Saudi Arabia; Role: Co-Principal Investigator; Research Grant: 40,897 US$

May 2016 – August, 2018

“Analysis of building energy use patterns and models for renewable energy efficiency technologies of residential and commercial buildings in Saudi Arabia”; Funded by KA-CARE (King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy), Saudi Arabia; Role: Co-Investigator; Research Grant (Phase-I): 240,000 US$

September 2016 – September 2018

A sample test for the Saudi NHTS (National Household Travel Survey): Demonstration in Riyadh”. Funded by KACST (King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology), Saudi Arabia under NSTIP (National Science, Technology and Innovation Program) track; Research Grant: 522,400 US$;
Role: Principal Investigator

December 2013 – December 2015

Operationalizing User-driven Resilience for Sustainability transitions in CITIES”; Funded by Watson Institute at Brown University, USA; Seed Grant: 10,000 US$; Duration: Role: Lead Principal Investigator

March 2012 – December 2014

Making Riyadh Resilient to Future Floods: A Geospatial Approach to Reduce Vulnerability”. Funded by KACST (King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology), Saudi Arabia under NSTIP (National Science, Technology and Innovation Program) track; Research Grant: 251,740 US$; Duration: Role: Co-Investigator

May 2011 – January 2014

“Re-designing the Community: Walkability as the Prime Determinant of Sustainability”. A GIS Application in Doha and Dana Districts of Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. Funded by: Deanship of Scientific Research, KFUPM, Saudi Arabia; Research Grant: 40,000 US$; Role: Co-Investigator

April 2009 – June 2012

"Socio-Cultural Analysis of Third Places through GIS: A case study of Al-Khobar" Funded by: Deanship of Scientific Research, KFUPM, Saudi Arabia; Research Grant: 96,000 US$; Role: Co-Investigator

February 2003 – March 2004

GIS based automation of database on poverty; Role: Co-Investigator; Funded by: Ministry of Science and Technology, Bangladesh; Research Grant: 8,700 US$;
Role: Co-Investigator

January 2002 – January 2003

“Sustainable Land use Planning and Environmental Management for Salinity affected Regions of Bangladesh: A Case Study on Rupsha Thana” (higher education link program between Urban and Rural Planning Discipline, Khulna University and University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK); Funded by: British Council and DFID, UK; Research Grant: 45,000 US$; Role: Co-Investigator.

February 2001 – February 2002

"Tourism and the Fisherman Communities of Kuakata: Strategies for their Sustenance in an era of Globalization"; Role: Research Assistant; Duration: 2001-2002; Funded by: DFID, UK under SUFER project; Research Grant: 12,000 US$



ADBI (Asian Development Bank Institute) fellowship to attend workshop “Urbanization in Asia: Economic and Social Consequences” in Seoul, SOUTH KOREA, December 15-16, 2016;

Excellence in Teaching Award 2014
, KFUPM, Saudi Arabia;

Excellence in Advising Award 2017, KFUPM, Saudi Arabia;

Brown University sponsored BIARI Fellowship 2013;

Joint Fellowship by International Labour Organization (ILO), International Social Security Association (ISSA) and German Social Accident Insurance (DGUV) to attend “XX World Congress on Safety and Health at Work 2014” in Frankfurt, GERMANY; August 24-27, 2014;

PhD Fellowship (2007-2011): Department of Urban Planning and Environment, KTH, SWEDEN;

Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, SWEDEN: 4 Months grant for PhD Field Study: June – September, 2008;

NOMA (erstwhile NORAD) Fellowship:  Master of Philosophy (2004-06) in Development Studies at Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), NORWAY;

QUOTA Fellowship:  Master of Philosophy (2004-06) in Development Studies at Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), NORWAY (Declined);

ADB (Asian Development Bank) Fellowship:  Master of Science (2004-06) in Urban Planning at the University of Hong Kong, HONG KONG (Declined);

NOMA (erstwhile NORAD) Fellowship: 2 months Travel grant for MPhil Field Survey;

NIAS SUPRA Scholarship (February, 2006): Nordic Institute of Asian Studies (NIAS), Copenhagen, DENMARK for conducting a part of the MPhil Dissertation;

ADPC (Asian Disaster Preparedness Center) Fellowship: An international workshop titled “Earthquake Vulnerability Reduction for Cities”, July, 2003 at BRAC Center for Development & Management (BCDM), Dhaka, BANGLADESH

‘Education Board of Bangladesh’ Scholarship during the 4 years (1997-2001) undergraduate study for holding a distinguished grade in the higher secondary certificate (HSC) examination;

‘Khulna University Merit’ Scholarship during the 4 years (1997-2001) undergraduate program for being the top 1% student in the class;


February 14-17, 2016
Western Regional Science Association’s (WRSA) 55th annual meeting in Big Island, Hawai’i, USA; Funded by: Deanship of scientific research, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM), Saudi Arabia

February 15-18, 2015
Western Regional Science Association’s (WRSA) 54th annual meeting in Tucson, Arizona, USA; Funded by: Deanship of scientific research, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM), Saudi Arabia

February 16-19, 2014
Western Regional Science Association’s (WRSA) 53rd annual meeting in San Diego, California, USA;; Funded by: Deanship of scientific research, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM), Saudi Arabia

March 19-22, 2014
Urban Affairs Association’s (UAA) 44th Annual (UAA) Meeting in San Antonio, Texas, USA; Funded by: Deanship of scientific research, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM), Saudi Arabia

February 24-27, 2013
Western Regional Science Association’s (WRSA) 52nd annual meeting in Santa Barbara, California, USA; Funded by: Deanship of scientific research, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM), Saudi Arabia

February 27 - March 2, 2011
Western Regional Science Association’s (WRSA) 50th annual meeting in Monterey, California, USA; Funded by: Deanship of scientific research, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM), Saudi Arabia

February 22–25, 2009
Western Regional Science Association’s (WRSA) 48th annual meeting in Napa, California, USA; February, 2009; Funded by: Deanship of scientific research, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM), Saudi Arabia

February 22–25, 2006
Western Regional Science Association’s (WRSA) 44th annual meeting in Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA; Funded by: Dept. of Geography, NTNU and NOMA (erstwhile NORAD),


Reviewer of International Research Projects:

2011 –

Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF), Qatar on “Urban Environmental Planning and Sustainable Development” under the following domains:

National Priorities Research Program (NPRP)
Undergraduate Research Experience Program (UREP)
Junior Scientists Research Experience Program (JSREP)
Secondary School Research Experience Program (SSREP)

2015 –

National Research Foundation (NRF), South Africa

Guest (invited) Speaker:

September 4, 2017

Invited by the Dept. of Global Development & Planning, University of Agder (UiA), Kristiansand, Norway

November 15, 2016

Invited by the ‘Policy Brief’ organizer at Johnson Shoyama Graduate School (JSGS) of Public Policy, University of Regina, Regina, Canada

September 5, 2016

Invited by the department of Urban and Regional Planning at Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) to give a presentation on ‘E-commerce and its impact on city’s environment, recreation and social life’

July 20, 2016

Invited by the Long Range Planning branch at the City of Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada to talk on ‘E-commerce induced spatial shift in the city structure’.

March 29-31, 2016

Jointly invited by UN-HABITAT and Ministry of Municipalities and Rural Affairs (MOMRA), Saudi Arabia: 1st Saudi Urban Forum – Moderns Trends in Urban Planning: http://saudiurbanforum.net/en/speakers
Presentation Title: Cities in Critical Transition: The need for “Third Places”

Article: Published in 'Makkah Newspaper':

March 16, 2012

Invited by the Department of Geography, Norwegian University of Science & Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, Norway for a public lecture based on published book chapter titled “City Structure in Transition: A Conceptual Discourse on the Impact of ICT”;

Scientific Committee Member for International Conference:

December 2013 - February 2014

“2nd International City Planning Conference and Exhibition in Jubail Industrial City”; Organized by Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu, Saudi Arabia; www.cityplanning2014.com

Scientific Paper Reviewer for WRSA
(Western Regional Science Association) USA:

2006 –
Reviewer for scientific papers submitted to WRSA’s Annual Meetings

Coordinator/Lecturer for Professional Short Courses:

2011 –
Working as a coordinator for the following week-long training courses offered to the professionals employed at public and private organizations in the GCC region (Saudi Arabia, Oman, UAE, Bahrain, etc.):
Advanced Short Course on GIS; Frequency of offering: 3-4 times a year; Enrolment: Max. 20; Course Fee: 2000 US$.
Managing Natural Disaster; Frequency of offering: 3-4 times a year; Enrolment: Max. 20; Course Fee: 2000 US$


Department of City and Regional Planning, KFUPM, SAUDI ARABIA:

1.     "Assessment of Urban Sprawl Impact on Agricultural Land Using Remote Sensing and GIS: A Case Study of Lahore, Pakistan"; Student: Bilal Saghir

2.     "Gender Sensitive Transport Planning: A case of Khobar, Saudi Arabia"; Student: Muhammad Ahmad Al-Rashid

3.    "Impact of Global and National Environmental Policies on Economic Development and GHG Emissions - A Case of Bangladesh"; Student: Md. Arif Hasan

4.     (Tentative title) "Better decision making for successful project through efficient feasibility and market studies during the real estate development process for commercial projects"; Current Student: Yusuf Ahmed Mustafa

5. (Tentative title) "
Urban Residential Mobility: Determinants of neighborhoods choice decisions in Al-Khobar"; Current Student: Ishak Mohammed

Department of Urban Planning and Environment at KTH, SWEDEN:

 1.     "Impacts of Rural Road Infrastructure on Most Disadvantaged Groups: An Explorative Scenario Analysis from Southwestern Bangladesh"; By: Saleh Ahmed; Degree Project SoM EX 2008-16 for MSc in Spatial Planning;

2. "Problems and prospects of government housing: A case study of Azimpur government housing in Dhaka city, Bangladesh"; By: Atiqur Rahman; For MSc in Spatial Planning


Western Regional Science Association (WRSA), USA
Urban Affairs Association (UAA), USA
Brown University (BIARI) Alumni Network, USA
Association of European Schools of Planning (AESOP)
Member, NTNUI Alumni Network, Norway
Bangladesh Institute of Planners (BIP)