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Dr. Abdul Waheed
Assistant Professor
Urban & Regional Planning

National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST)
120 NIT Building, School of Civil and Environment and Engineering, NUST
Tel : 00925190854151

Sustainable Urban Development

MS leading to PhD (Sustainable Urban Development & Planning, AIT), Thailand, MSc (Computer Sciences), BSc (City & Regional Planning)

Dr Abdul Waheed is a professional Urban Planner and holds PhD degree in Urban and Regional Planning from Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand. Interdisciplinary research in the field of Sustainable Urban Development, Community Planning and Computer Technologies are his major areas of interest.  He has more than 17 years of professional and academic working experience with national and multinational organizations. Prior to becoming a full-time faculty member at NUST in October 2012, he served as a Principal at Vocational Training Institute Township, Government of the Punjab and also taught at University of Engineering and Technology Lahore. Besides this, he worked for Daewoo Pakistan Express Bus Service Ltd, Metropolitan Corporation Lahore (MCL) and Lahore Development Authority (LDA). During the course of his professional career, he worked on complex planning projects including analyzing and evaluating architectural plans, performed long-range city planning, including developing & administering the comprehensive master and land use plans. Further, He has the excellent ability to develop working relationships with regulatory bodies, local governments, and private landowners besides having comprehensive knowledge of urban planning principles. He is author/co-author of more than 20 journal/conference publications. He is a recipient of “Overseas scholarship for MS Leading to PhD for Thailand” from Higher Education Commission [HEC], Government of Pakistan in 2008.​

  • Sustainable Urban Development​
  • Community Development
  • Urban Security​

  1. Sana Azeem, Malik Asghar Naeem, Abdul Waheed, Muhammad Jamaluddin Thaheem, (2017) "Examining barriers and measures to promote the adoption of green building practices in Pakistan", Smart and Sustainable Built Environment, Vol. 6 Issue: 3, pp.86-100,
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  3. Rizwan. R., Waheed, A., and Asghar, N. (2017). Assessment of Urban Governance Using UN-Habitat Urban Governance Index: A Case Study of Tehsil Municipal Administrations of Punjab, Pakistan. Urban and Regional Planning. 2(4), 17-24.
  4. Hussain, L., Waheed, A., and Asghar, N and Imtiaz, A. V. (2017). Measuring Urban Sustainability through Compact City: A Case Study of Lahore. Journal of Sustainable Development Studies [accepted for publication].
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  6. Qadeer, H., Khytija, W., Waheed, A., and Tahir, A. (2016). A planning support system to optimize approval of private housing development projects. Malaysian Journal of Remote Sensing & GIS, 5(2), 92-100.
  7. Hussian, A., Hassan B., Tahir, Zaeem, S., Waheed, A., Bilal, K. (2016). Evaluation of Resilient Modulus of HMA Mixtures from Highway Construction Projects in Pakistan.  Journal of Basic and Applied Research International, 17 (4).
  8. Khydija, W., Waheed, A., Qadeer, H., and Asghar, N. (2016). Contextual Review of Outdoor Advertisements: Impacts and Regulatory Practices. Science International, 28 (1), 531
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  10. Ahsen, M., Iqra, A., and Waheed, A. (2016). Assessment of Salinity Control and Reclamation Project (Scarp) Impact on Cholistan Desert using Geoinformatics. Science International, 28(1), 287-293.
  11. Yousaf, A., and Waheed, A. (2015).  Measuring and Evaluating Urban Walkability through Walkability Indexes: A Case of Murree. European Transport, 59.
  12. Amna, J., Asghar, N., Waheed, A., and Imtiaz, A. V. (2015).  Visitors’ perception of outdoor recreational facilities in Murree City, Pakistan. GMSARN International Journal, 9(4), 125 – 136.
  13. Waheed, A. (2015). 3Ps: A Community Oriented Strategy against Terrorism. Academic Research International (ARInt), 6(2), 103-110.
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  15. a, A., Ahsen, M., and Waheed, A. (2015). Spatio-Temporal Mapping and Multi-Sector Damage Assessment of 2014 Flood in Pakistan using Remote Sensing and GIS. Indian Journal of Science and technology, 8(35). DOI: 10.17485/ijst/2015/v8i35/76780.
  16. Ahmad, A., Benish, K., Bilal, M., Babar, K., and Waheed, A. (2014). Estimating National Road Crash Fatalities using Aggregate Data. International Journal of Injury Control and Safety Promotion, 23(3), 249-54,  DOI: 10.1080/17457300.2014.992352        
  17. Waheed, A., and Ahmad, M.M. (2012). Socioeconomic Impacts of Terrorism on Affected Families in Lahore, Pakistan. Journal of Aggression Maltreatment and Trauma, 21(2), 202-222.
  18. Waheed, A., and Ahmad, M.M. (2011). Assessing the economic impacts of terrorism on informal day labourer sector in Lahore, Pakistan. International Journal of Academic Research, 3 (3), 383-387.

Conferences papers

  1. Qadeer, H., Waheed, A., Khytija, W., Tahir, A. Pettit. C., Pelizaro. C., and Junaid, A.,J.(2017). A Planning support system to Aid Spatial Planning in Pakistan. 15th International Conference on Computers in Urban Planning and Urban Management (CUPUM 2017) Hosted by the School of Art, Architecture & Design, University of South Australia, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia.
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  4. eef. H., Waheed, A., and Asghar, N. (2017). Urban Resilience: In-terms of Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation.  A Review of Literature.  IEDC-2017 conference, 14-15 July 2017 at NED University of Engineering & Technology, Karachi, Pakistan.
  5. Qadeer, H., Khytija, W., Waheed, A., and Tahir, A. (2016). A planning support system to optimize approval of private housing development projects. 8th IGRSM International Conference and Exhibition on Remote Sensing & GIS (IGRSM 2016), 13–14 April 2016 at Berjaya Times Square Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  6. Waheed, A., Naeem, A. M., and Anjum, G, A. (2014). Urban Planning Process under Cloud Computing Environment. International Conference on Town Planning and Urban Management (ICTPUM), 29-30 September 2014, Lahore, Pakistan.
  7. Waheed, A. (2015). Participatory Urban Planning & Management and Tools for implementing Participatory Urban Planning” in Training Course on “Urban Management; Techniques and Tools” March 10-14, 2014, Pakistan Planning and Management Institute (PPMI), Islamabad.
  8. Imtiaz, A., Naeem, A.M, Waheed, A., and et al. (2013). The approval process for Projects in Public Sector, International Conference on Safety, Construction Engineering and Project Management: Issues, Challenges and Opportunities in Developing Countries, 19-21 August 2013, Islamabad, Pakistan.
  9. Waheed, A. (2013). Building-Trust in Developing Mitigation Strategies in Disaster Prone-areas, National Workshop on Disaster Risk Management, 04 May 2013, Riasalpur, Pakistan.

  • Participated in “MDGs Analysis and Operational Indicators for Gender Mainstreaming and Equality” organized by ASEAN Regional Center of Excellence on Millennium Development Goal (ARCMDS) held in AITCC Bangkok, 28th – 29th January 2010. 
  • Participated in 2nd International Conference on Geo-information Technology for Natural Disaster Management and Rehabilitation, 30th – 31st January 2009, Bangkok, Thailand.
​Conference Programming Committee
  • International Seminar on Safe, Resilient and sustainable cities: Innovative approaches and best Practices held at National Institute of Transportation, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, NUST Islamabad March 2, 2017.
  • International Seminar on Sustainable Urban Transportation System Challenges and Opportunities in Developing Countries held at National Institute of Transportation, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, NUST Islamabad14 May, 2015.
  • Panelist, policy Dialogue, Urban Mobility and Transport, 29th April 2015, Organised by Shehersaaz.

  • Oct, 2012 – continue: Assistant Professor, Urban & Regional Planning Department, National Institute of Transportation (NIT), School of Civil & Environmental Engineering, National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Isl
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  • Assistant Professor, City & Regional Planning Department, UET Lahore, on IPFP.
  • 2005-2008 : Principal, Vocational Training Institute-Township Lahore, Government of the Punjab.

  • May, 2012- Oct, 2012: Deputy Director-Town Planning, Lahore Development Authority, 
  • 2001-2005​: Assistant Manager Planning, Daewoo International, Lahore office, Pakistan

  • Sedco Consulting (Pvt) Ltd 2005 – To Date
  • Zeeruk International (Pvt) Ltd 2014 – To Date
  • Scenario-based Planning Support System for development and evaluation of peri-urban plans awarded by National Research Program for Universities, HEC, Pakistan (As a PI)
  • Project Risk Management for Sustainable Restoration of Cultural Heritage in Pakistan: The Role of BIM in visualization and information gathering awarded by awarded by National Research Program for Universities, HEC, Pakistan (As a Co-PI
  • Improving the Concession Period Estimation for PPP Based Infrastructural Development: An Application of LCCA for Highway Construction Projects in Pakistan awarded by National Research Program for Universities, HEC, Pakistan (As a Co-PI) ​​