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Ahmed Jawdat

PhD Researcher

Ahmed Jawdat is an Architect, Urban Designer and Planner. He completed his studies in the United States between Miami and New York City. He obtained his Bachelor’s of Architecture from the University of Miami (B.Arch), and his Masters in Architecture and Urban Design (Ms.AUD) from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture Planning and Preservation (GSAPP). Ahmed is currently a PhD student at the Bartlett, University College London (UCL). Prior to starting his PhD, Ahmed worked on different projects across the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, which are part of the Kingdom’s ambitious vision 2030 and are key in improving and transforming the urban landscape in Saudi cities.

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Ahmed started his career at the UN Habitat Future Saudi Cities program, where he worked on the development of city profiles for various cities across Saudi Arabia, and giving recommendations on how to enhance the neighbourhoods and city wide level planning and design. Ahmed Then worked on urban development, master planning, regeneration, and strategy formation in leading government and semi-government entities, including The Royal Commission for AlUla (RCU), The Architecture and Design Commission/Ministry of Culture (ADC), and Saudi Downtown Company (SDC). Ahmed’s interest lies in culturally rooted places, public social life & interaction, authenticity and urban transformation, and he is currently focusing his research in the context of Saudi Arabia.

Research Focus and Interests - Urban Transformation; social Interaction; place based & human centric urbanism; everyday life, sense of place & authenticity; temporary urbanism.


From - Saudi Arabia

Favourite Place - Manhattan, New York, USA