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Abdulrhman Alsayel is passionate to build a place that builds people, specialized in built environment sustainability, mainly in inclusive urban prosperity and place branding issues.
Mr. Alsayel is now a Ph.D. candidate at the Institute of Housing and Urban Studies of Erasmus University Rotterdam. Before that, he led the youth engagement unit at UN-Habitat in its Future Saudi Cities Program, in the capacity of Youth and Advocacy Lead consultant, since July 2017. He also works for Imam Abdulrhman Bin Faisal University as a lecturer, and before that was a research assistant for the Aramco Chair for Traffic Safety. He chaired the Youth Committee at King Abdul Aziz Center for National Dialogue in Eastern Province, where he is also a licensed coach in the community dialogue course.
Mr. Alsayel received his education in sustainability, planning and environmental policy from Cardiff University (UK) from its School of Geography and Planning. His dissertation title was “Online participatory platforms as a tool for effective interaction of public participation within urban development of Saudi Arabia.” He holds a bachelor’s degree in urban and regional planning engineering from the University of Dammam., and holds a certificate of professional development in leadership from PWC in the UK.