Abdullah Alhamoudi

Abdullah Alhamoudi

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences
Doctoral Researcher

Contact details

Address
School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT
UK

Eng. Abdullah Alamoudi is undertaking doctoral research into City Development Management, Dammam City in Saudi Arabia as a case study.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor Degree in Urban and Regional Planning from King Faisal University, Saudi Arabia (2008).
  • Masters Degree in City Development Management from University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia (2013).

Biography

In 2008, Eng. Abdullah Alhamoudi obtained his Bachelor Degree (first class honours in addition to the highest GPA in the department) in Urban and Regional Planning from King Faisal University, Saudi Arabia. After that, he worked as a teaching assistant in the Department of URP at Dammam University from 2008 to 2013. He then got a scholarship to pursue his Masters Degree which he obtained in 2013 from the Department of Planning at the University of New South Wales, Australia. His masters thesis was mainly focused on the Compact City approach and sustainable development, Sydney as a case study. Upon graduation, he returned to Saudi Arabia to serve as a lecturer at the Department of URP of the University of Dammam. In 2015, he got another scholarship to pursue his doctoral Degree at the University of Birmingham.

Eng. Abdullah has attended a number of training courses held in Saudi Arabia or overseas such as:

  • Trainee in the Saudi Electricity Company (Planning Department) for 3 months, 2007.
  • Trainee in the Planning Department of the Cologne University in Germany, 3 Weeks, 2006.
Eng. Abdullah also taught a number of undergraduate academic courses such as city management, planning policy, housing and regulations and planning theory in the Department of URP at the University of Dammam, Saudi Arabia.

Doctoral research

PhD title
City Development Management
Supervisors Dr Peter Lee and Dr Graham Squires

Research

Research interests

  • Urban Development Management
  • Cities and Sustainable Development
  • Planning polices and regulations
  • Affordable housing

Other activities

  • Member of the Saudi Council of Engineers
  • Member of the Planning Institute of Australia

He has a number of volunteer experiences such as:

  • Participating voluntarily in a governmental study that aimed to improve the social life of Dammam City
  • Participating voluntarily in a study that aimed to evaluate the roles of Dammam municipality members
  • Member of the organising committee for the Planning Day that held in Dammam university, 2009
  • Member of the organising committee for the First Meeting Ceremony of the Architecture and Planning College Graduates of King Faisal University, 2009
  • Member of the organising committee of the First National GIS Symposium, KSA, 2006
  • Member of the organising committee of the Third e-Services Symposium, KSA, 2008
  • Conducted short courses related to computer programs (AutoCAD, GIS) for undergraduate students of the Urban and Regional Planning Department at the University of Dammam, Saudi Arabia