National Planning Summit

Khaled Latif

EMEA Urban Planning and Land Development Leader, GHD

Khaled Abdellatif, an Urbanist, City Planning and Urban Design Consultant with 18 years’ experience in preparing, implementing, and managing various urban landscape projects though government and private sectors 

He has led master Planning and urban design teams and successfully delivered transformative planning, urban design, and public realm development programs in entities such MME, GHD, AREP and ATKINS across more than 10 GCC and ME cities such as Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Ajman, Jeddah, Al Madinah Al Munawarah, Dammam, Jazan, Dhaghmar & Qalhat, Manama, Doha, and Giza.

Among his major achievements are.

  • delivering the close out stage of implementing Bahrain National Planning and Development Strategies in 2012/2013
  • Initiating and co-leading the 1st stage of Qatar Public Realm Program and Central Doha Development Stagey as a reflection to Qatar vision 2030
  • co-leading and delivering Dubai TOD Strategy for stage 1 and 2
  • co-leading the mega projects unit in Doha to manage and coordinate the master planning side of the rail 36 station area plans, TOD, and FIFA related projects between 2013 till 2019.

He has contributed to the formulation of several National Development Strategies, TOD policies, public realm programs and development control regulations in the GCC and successfully plan several transformation programs 

Recently he was interviewed by BBC Arabic about current and futtre urban planning in the GCC cities and delivered a presentation about an integrated metropolitan governance for the future GCC metropolis during the 55th International Society of Urban and Regional Planners “ISOCARP” Congress in Jakarta. The framework provided insights about the expected and required governance transformation to steer the development of several GCC cities through the metropolitan development era.