Prof. Dr. S. Shabih-ul-Hassan Zaidi
Prof. Dr. Syed Shabih-ul-Hassan Zaidi is currently working as Spatial Planning Expert in MM Pakistan. He has recently served as a Professor on Contract basis in Architecture Department of UET, Lahore. He retired as Meritorious Professor and Chairman of City and Regional Planning Department of the University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Lahore, Pakistan in May, 2012. Previously, he was appointed as the Chairman of City and Regional Planning Department from 1997 to 2004 and the Dean of the Faculty of Architecture and Planning from 2004 to 2010 at UET, Lahore. He has also got the experience of being a Public Relations Officer of the UET, Lahore for two years (2007-2008).
He obtained his Ph.D. degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Birmingham, England (UK) in 1990. Earlier, he obtained a B.Sc degree in City and Regional Planning from the UET, Lahore in 1975 and an M.Sc. degree in Human Settlements Planning from Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok in 1982.
He started his career as a Lecturer in 1975 and was appointed as Professor in 1995. He has been a Visiting faculty member of Punjab University and the Civil Services Academy, District Management Group (DMG) Campus Lahore for 10 years (2002 to 2012). He has over 40 years’ experience of teaching and research in the field of Urban and Regional Planning. He has also participated in many urban and regional studies sponsored by the World Bank, UNICEF, IUCN, ADB, UNDP, UN-Habitat, USAID and the Government of Pakistan and contributed as team leader in a number of consultancy projects of national importance. He obtained the Best University Teacher Award from Higher Education Commission of Pakistan in 2002 and achieved the rank of University Meritorious Professor in 2005. During the last leg of his regular service at UET, Lahore, he served as Professor on Tenure Track System from 2007 to 2012. Prof. Zaidi is a Life Member and Fellow of the Institute of Planners Pakistan (IPP), and a Life Member of Pakistan Council of Architects and Town Planners (PCATP). He is also a member of the American Planners Association (APA). He has over 50 national and international publications to his credit including journal articles, conference proceedings and book chapters.