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Yasser M. Khaldi

Yasser M. Khaldi

PhD Candidate in Architecture (Energy Transition & Urban Development)

St. Catherine's College, University of Cambridge

Supervisor: Dr. Minna Sunikka-Blank


Yasser M. Khaldi is an engineer by practice, and currently a PhD researcher at the University of Cambridge (2018-2021). His research revolves around investigating the relationship between the sustainable energy transition and urban planning in Palestine. Concretely, he works as a part-time innovation advisor at the Palestinian investment fund (PIF). Previously, he worked in Qatar with CCC on large-scale infrastructure as part of their 2022 World Cup projects. As a Chevening scholar, he earned his master's degree in Urban Strategies & Design at the University of Edinburgh in 2016. He completed an intensive design discovery program in urban planning and design at Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD) in 2015. He is the publisher of three photography books about three major Palestinian cities: Jerusalem, Ramallah, and Bethlehem. He always draws inspiration from Palestine, where his first design work was implemented in 2013, known as King Abdallah II Square in Ramallah.

Key Publications

Khaldi, Y.M., Sunikka-Blank, M (2020). Governing renewable energy transition in conflict contexts: investigating the institutional context in Palestine. Energy Transit.

Khaldi Y.M. (2019) Urban Regeneration and Resilience: Evaluating the Impact of Regeneration Projects on Social Resilience in Glasgow’s Sighthill. In: Shehata M., Rodrigues F. (eds) Project Management and BIM for Sustainable Modern Cities. GeoMEast 2018. Sustainable Civil Infrastructures. Springer, Cham.

Sedrak M., El Khaldi Y., Khedr S., El Saudy M., Emam E., El Gendy A. (2018) Solution Model for Infrastructure Planning and Design for Urban Slums: Egyptian Case Study. In: Calautit J., Rodrigues F., Chaudhry H., Altan H. (eds) Towards Sustainable Cities in Asia and the Middle East. GeoMEast 2017. Sustainable Civil Infrastructures. Springer, Cham.