Riyadh has been a car-oriented city since the 1950s, a trend that was compounded by the economic boom of the 1970s. Likewise, the first master plan of Riyadh, a highway-based plan prepared by Doxiadis Associates International in 1973, encouraged the continued use of private cars.
Research Lead Dr. AHM Mehbub Anwar is a Research Lead at KAPSARC. He currently leads the Energy Decision Model for Maritime, which… Dr. AHM Mehbub Anwar is a Research Lead at KAPSARC. He currently leads the Energy Decision Model for Maritime, which results in research outcomes as well as advisory inputs for the energy ecosystem across the Kingdom. This project investigates future port activity including seaborne trade and fuel consumption in the shipping sector both locally and globally. He also works on the KAPSARC Spatial Urban Energy System (KSUES) project. Prior to joining KAPSARC, he worked in Transport for New South Wales (TfNSW), a state government organisation, as a transport planner, and at the University of Wollongong (UOW) in Australia as a researcher. He led the update on the state of transport in the TfNSW regions as part of the strategic planning for its Future Transport 2056. He has also worked as a lecturer at Khulna University of Bangladesh, and was later promoted to a professor in urban transport planning. He holds a Ph.D. with an examiners’ commendation for an outstanding thesis from the UOW. His thesis focused on modeling travellers’ preference heterogeneity.
- Urban sustainable mobility
- Port activity
- Alternative fuels and enerygy efficiency
- Choice modeling
- Future transport strategy at local and national level
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Riyadh has been a car-oriented city since the 1950s, a trend that was compounded by the…14th September 2023
Riyadh has been a car-oriented city since the 1950s, a trend that was compounded by the…21st August 2023