|First Name:||Quazi Mohd Mahtab-uz|
|Position:||Lecturer in Urban Design|
|Telephone:||+44 (0)1224 263510|
Key Duties and Responsibilities
AC3006 [Design Philosophy 5, Cities in Context];
AC4012 [Contemporary Issues in Urban Design & Development];
ACM007 [Masters of Architecture Dissertation];
ACM001 [MSc Advanced Architectural Studies Research Project],
AC4002 [BSc Built Environment Dissertation];
SU179 [MSc Built Environment Dissertation];
Design Tutor emphasizing urban design in architecture: RIBA Part 2: AC5001 & ACM003A / ACM003B [Architecture Masters Studio]
IDEAS Research Institute Member
Stage Manager: RIBA Part 2 Stage 5 and 6 Architecture
Learning Enhancement Coordinator [Campus-based]
Faculty Quality Enhancement Sub-Committee [Design and Technology]
Steering Committee Member: Architectural Humanities Research Association (AHRA)
- Professional Post-graduate Training in Shelter Design & Development [SDD], Lund University, Lund, Sweden (2006-2007)
- Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong (2000)
- Masters of Urban Design, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong (1993)
- Bachelor of Architecture, Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology, Dhaka (1989)
Research Interests / Professional Background
Dr Quazi Zaman began his teaching and research journey in 1992 when he held a position as Researcher and Post-Doctoral Fellow in Hong Kong University, and as a visiting Post-doctoral Fellow in Oxford Brookes University from 1998-2002. He was a Research Assistant for OMA Asia (Hong Kong) and GSD Harvard University, USA (for Rem Koolhaas Masters Studio - Pearl River Delta China Project), in 1996 and was Associate Professor in BRAC University (Bangladesh) from 2002-2007. Dr Zaman was also a US Fulbright Senior Teaching and Research Fellow at the College of Art, Architecture and Planning in Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, between 2007-2008.
All his research and teaching were centred around the subject of urban design and architectural manifestation in the urban context, ranging from: New Urbanism, Regionalism and Regeneration, Healthy City by Urban Design, Vertical Urbanism, Emerging New versus traditional Urbanism in Asia and Mega-city – new mode of production of space and theorizing urban congestions project, Children-centred Urbanism, Public Realm Interfaces study.
Dr Zaman also served in the World Bank's 'Doing Business' research project during 2002-2008 and was a consultant for the World Bank-assisted Entrepreneur, International Finance and Facilities Centre in Bangladesh during 2004-2008. Here he generated a number of urban design and development guidelines for Private Public Partnership Projects (PPP), significantly for the International Trade Centre.
Dr Zaman served as an External Examiner of Masters Dissertations for the School of Architecture at Auckland University, New Zealand during 2002-2005. Besides his teaching career, he has extensive architectural and urban design consultancy experience in Hong Kong and Bangladesh, notably New Town prototyping and large scale residential projects deriving from urban analysis. He also possesses expertise in high-skilled hand sketches presenting urban design and architectural ideas.
Additional Information / Media work / Funding
As a member of the Research Institute (IDEAS) at RGU, Dr Quazi obtained a small grant to kick start research on urban design analysis of the city centre of Aberdeen (on-going research project) - £3,600.
Potsdamer Platz study and production of book- £3600/- (2013); British Council Kazakhstan Funding to explore teaching and research linkage with Al-Farabai Kazakhstan National University in Almaty (2013).
Besides Dr Quazi’s research and teaching interests, his expertise includes International Editorship for Conference and Journal papers (notably Journal of Urbanism, Global Built Environment Review, BRAC University Journal and conference papers), Photography, Exhibition Curator for International Roving Exhibition (Vertical Urbanism in Asia), Cartoonist and Newspaper Columnist. He is also involved in the community outreach research-based project HELP (Healthy Environment and Life Planning) and is founder of Arch.KIDS (Architecture and Environment for KIDS at BRAC University) in 2002.
Professional Body Membership
- Registered Full Member, Hong Kong Urban Design Institute (since 2013)
- Affiliate: Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) (since 2013)
- Urban Design Network, Royal Town Planning Institute (UK) (since 2012)
- Urban Design Group (UK) (since 2008)
- Asiatic Society, Bangladesh (since 2002)
- European Housing Research Network (Sweden) (since 2000)
- Asian Planning Network for Housing Research (Hong Kong) (since 2000)
- Housing Research Network (Hong Kong) (since 2000)
- Fellow, Institute of Architects Bangladesh (since 1989)
- Zaman, Quazi and Troiani, Igea (eds.) (forthcoming in 2014), Changing Principles and Praxis in Urban Research, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, London.
- Nowobilska, M and Zaman, Quazi M (2013), Potsdamer Platz – The Making of Berlin, Springer Brief, Springer Verlag, Switzerland.
- Zaman, Quazi and Laing, Richard (2013), Sustainable Approach to Regenerating Residential Form and Density: A Case of Dhaka, Urban Studies Research, Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 783792, 12 pages, Hindawi Publishing Corporation.
- Zaman, Quazi (2011), Adaptive Re-use and Urban Regeneration in Dhaka – A theoretical exploration, Open House International, vol. 36, no. 2, pp. 45-58
- Zaman, Quazi et al. (2007), In Search of a Habitable Urban Space-Built Ratio: A Case Study of Building and Planning Regulation in Dhaka City, in J H Bay and B L Ong. (Editors), Tropical Sustainable Architecture: Social and Environmental Dimensions, Architectural Press (Elsevier), UK., pp. 125-147, ISBN 0-75-066797-4
- Zaman, Quazi et al. (2000), City Expansion Policy versus Compact City Demand: The Case of Dhaka, in Jenks M. and Burgess R. (eds.), The Compact Cities: Sustainable Urban Form for Developing Countries, Spon Press, London, pp. 141 – 152, ISBN 0-419-25130-8
- Zaman, Quazi et al. (2000), High-Density ‘Instant City: Pudong in Shanghai, in Jenks M. and Burgess R. (eds.), The Compact Cities: Sustainable Urban Form for Developing Countries, Spon Press, London, pp. 103 –116, ISBN 0-419-25130-8
- Zaman, Quazi et al. (2000), The Compact City of Hong Kong: A Sustainable Model for Asia?, in Jenks M. and Burgess R. (eds.), The Compact Cities: Sustainable Urban Form for Developing Countries, Spon Press, London, pp. 255 - 268, ISBN 0-419-25130-8
- Zaman, Q M (2004), Hong Kong: Density and Sustainable Urban Form, Journal of Research in Architecture and Planning, Department of Architecture and Planning, NED University of Engineering and Technology, Pakistan.
- Zaman, Quazi et al. (2004), Mud Architecture: Techniques and Tradition in North of Dhaka, BRAC University Journal, Vol. 1, Issue 1.
- Zaman, Quazi et al. (2002), Difficulties in Achieving Open Building in the Mass Housing in Hong Kong and Implication of User Participation, Architectural Science Review, Vol. 45, No. 3, September 2002, pp. 175 – 181.
- Zaman, Quazi et al. (2000), Integrated Traffic Noise Control - a sustainable approach to urban development for Hong Kong in the New Millennium, Hong Kong Institute of Architects Journal, 3rd Quarterly 2000.
- Zaman, Quazi (2000), Asian Megacities – Reconciliation with the World City Order, Hinge, Vol. 66, pp. 36 – 52.
- Zaman, Quazi et al. (1998), User Participation in Public Housing Design with Special Reference to Hong Kong, Open House International, vol. 23, no. 3, pp. 5–16.
- Zaman, Quazi et al. (1998), Fishing Village, Floating Community and Amphibian Architecture (in Chinese), Architect, Vol. 81, No. 4, pp. 20-23.
- Zaman, Quazi et al. (2000), The Green Buildings Development and Practice in Hong Kong, Sustainable Building 2000 International Conference, Maastricht, October 2000.
- Zaman, Quazi et al. (2000), Constrains in achieving a total open building in the mass housing in Hong Kong and implication of user participation, in Geraedts Rob et al (ed), Continuous Customisation in Housing, Conference of CIB W104 Open Building Implementation: OBT 2000: Open Building in Tokyo, 16 - 18 October 2000, Tokyo.
- Zaman, Quazi et al. (1996), A Flexible Design Approach: Enhancing public housing privatisation process in Hong Kong, in Ural, O et al (eds.), Proceedings of the XXIV World Housing Congress, Ankara, Turkey, 27 May-01 June, pp. 625-625.
- Zaman, Quazi et al. (1995), Design Management-Importance and strategies in the Pacific Century: a case in Hong Kong public housing, Proceedings of the XXIII IAHS World Housing Congress, 25 - 29 September, Singapore.
- Zaman, Quazi et al. (1996), Role of public-private partnership in the process of privatisation of public housing in Hong Kong-a shift of design management paradigm, Unpublished paper presented at the European Real Estate Society Conference, Belfast, Northern Ireland, 20-24 June.
- Editorial Board:“Contemporary Architecture Bangladesh”, published by the Institute of Architects, Bangladesh (March 1990)
Other Publications As Lecture Documentations/Peer Reviewed Proceedings
- With Azar Farshidi and Gokay Deveci (2013), Theoretical Underpinning of Passive Communal Spaces in Urban Residential Developments Case of selected housing typologies in the United Kingdom, in The First Human And Social Sciences at the Common Conference, November, 18. - 22. 2013 (http://www.hassacc.com)
- Zaman, Quazi and Laing, Richard (2013), Theorizing 'Children and Cities' using 'Stitching Urban Vision' (SUV) techniques and understanding strategies in recognizing urban indicators for healthy cities', at Scientific Conference on Architecture, Education and Society, 29 - 30 May 2013, College of Architecture of Catalonia, Universitat Politecnica De Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain.
- Globalization, Urban Auditing and Search for Sustainable Dhaka, South Asia Program, Cornell University, USA (2008)
- Tale of Three Asia Cities, Department of Architecture, PennSTATE University, USA (2008)
- ‘Urban Planning Profession and Practice’ organised by American Embassy, Bangladesh Institute of Planners and Local Government and Engineering Department, Bangladesh Government, presentation topic: Social and Environmental Implication of Floor Area Ratio’, on 6 August 2006.
- Public forum on a new building regulations to reduce urban heat island at Sheraton Hotel, organised by Real Estate Housing Association Bangladesh (REHAB) and Institute of Architects Bangladesh, May 2006.
- “Who gains from the Globalization? Negligence in Housing Provision for Transient Population in Dhaka City”, Asia-Pacific Network for Housing Research Conference: Housing and Globalization, 6 – 8 September, Faculty of Human Development, Kobe University, Kobe, Japan.
- Rodda Construction: Indigenous and affordable housing for poor - a case in Bangladesh", 19th EAROPH World Planning and Housing Congress and Australian National Housing Conference 2004, 19 – 22 September 2004, Melbourne, Australia.
- "Local Initiatives in Open Building Practice - A Case of Refurbishment of Existing Building Stock in Dhaka", International Conference on Open Building and Sustainable Development (W104), 20 - 22 September 2004, Paris, France.
- "Importance of Urban Design in Architecture to Achieve a Sustainable Urban Development in Dhaka", 6th Biennial Conference and 10th Anniversary Celebration of The International Urban Planning and Environment Association in Louisville, KY, USA, organized by the University of Louisville, KY, USA, September 4-8, 2004
- “Space of Democracy – Growth of Transient Space in Bengali Culture”, in Annual Colloquium: Mapping Identities: Urban Landscapes and the Discourse of Space, in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at the Catholic University of America, April 3, 2004, Washington DC, USA.
- 'Asian Cities in Transition' organized by the Division of Building Science and Technology, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, on 26 March 2004, Hong Kong.
- 'Dhaka Building By-laws for High-rise Residential Development', organized by Institute of Architects Bangladesh [IAB] and Bangladesh Paribesh Andolon [BAPA] at Dhaka Press Club, on 12 March 2004, Bangladesh.
- 'Dhaka Building By-laws for High-rise Residential Development', organized my Ministry of Works, Government of Bangladesh [GoB], on 13 March 2004, Bangladesh.
- In Searching for a Habitable Urban Space-Built Ratio: A Case Study of Building and Planning Regulation in Dhaka City, First International Tropical Architecture Conference 2004, 26 – 28 February, 2004 , Singapore.
- “Megacities Research & Networking: Scope & Importance for Architects/Urban Designers”, United Nations University, Tokyo, 16 October, 2000, Japan.
- Research Paper (Megacities Case Study: Pudong, Shanghai) presented at the Megacities-Compact Cities – Urban Form and Sustainability, Mini-Conference, organised by the members of the OCSD-Cities, Oxford Brookes University, 30 November 2000, Oxford, The United Kingdom.
- Research Paper (Megacities Case Study: Compact City Hong Kong) presented at the International Conference on Multi-purpose Highrise Towers & Tall Buildings – The Vertical City: New Challenges for the Megacities of the 21st Century, Palacio Municipal de Congresos, 7 – 10 November 2000, Madrid, Spain.
- Research Paper (Megacities Case Study: Sustainable City Form: Hong Kong) presented at the Centre Francais due Commerce Exterieur (CFCE), Paris, Organised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (EGIDE) Paris and Consulate General of France of Hong Kong, 7 - 20 November 2000, Paris, France.
- Research Paper (Megacities Case Study: Instant City Pudong) presented at the Department of Building & Architecture, Faculteit Bouwkunde, Technishe Universitet Eindhoven, 29 – 31 October 2000, Eindhoven, The Netherlands.
- Research Paper (Megacities Case Study: Hong Kong Compact City) presented at the Fachereich Archtektur, Technische Universitat Berlin, Habitat Unit, 20 October – 3 November 2000, Berlin.
- Paper presentation at the International Conference on Sustainable and Humane Cities: Cities 2000, April 10 - 12, 2000, Manila, Philippines.
- Research Paper (Title: Role of public-private partnership in the process of privatisation of public housing in Hong Kong - a shift of design management paradigm), presented at the European Real Estate Society Conference, 20 - 24 June 1996, Belfast, Northern Ireland.
- Research Paper (Tile: A flexible design approach: enhancing public housing privatisation process in Hong Kong), presented at the XXIV World Housing Congress, 27 May - 01 June 1996, Ankara, Turkey.
- Research Paper (Title: User-responsive design management process: enhancing public housing privatisation process in Hong Kong), presented as a poster at the Hong Kong Housing Conference, Hong Kong Housing Authority, 23 - 25 May 1996, Hong Kong.
- Seminar Paper (Title: Role of Image Bank in the Act of Design), presented at the Robert Black College seminar series 3/96, 27 March 1996, Hong Kong.
- Seminar Paper (Title: Hong Kong Dilemma and Macanese Momentum: urban conservation dichotomy) for the International Conference on Architectural Heritage, 05 - 07 January 1996, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
- Quazi Zaman (2013), Aberdeen needs a Masterplan, Press and Journal, 24 September 2013, Aberdeen, Scotland.
- Quazi Zaman (2012), Points to Ponder – Thoughts for a Sustainable Dhaka, in Daily Star Magazine, CITY, Volume 11, Issue 51, December 28, 2012, Bangladesh.
- Quazi Zaman (2005), "Introduce 'FAR'", Letter to Editor, Daily Star, 15 March, 2005, Dhaka.
- Quazi Zaman (2005), 'Urban Environment_Let's act before it's too late', Panorama, The Independent, 4 March 2005.
- Quazi Zaman (2005), BOT and BOO- Private-public partnership in urban development, The Independent, 02 February 2005 (Part 1), 16 February 2005 (Part 2), Dhaka.
- Quazi Zaman (2003), “Why cannot we manage our city, Focus, Daily Star, vol.4, no. 95, August 29, Dhaka, Bangladesh
- Quazi Zaman (2003), “Why can’t we manage our city?,” New Age, Wednesday, August 13, Dhaka
- Quazi Zaman (1999), “Accumulated Negligence”, Opinion, Daily Star, 4 April, Dhaka.
- Quazi Zaman (1995), “Estates Privatisation”, Editorial, Hong Kong Standard, 10 August, Hong Kong.
- Professional Award at Core77 (2013), New York , for Greening Campus – HelpKIDS collaborative design process (Core77 Design Awards Project and Core77 Design Awards Category Honorees)
- Quazi Zaman and A Q M Abdullah (2011), Vertical Housing using Algorithm for biodiversity, EVOLO, USA
- Quazi Zaman et al. (2006) Honorary Mention, Lawachara National Tourist Information Centre, UNESCO, Ministry of Forest, Bangladesh (2006) (out of 250 entries nationally).
- Quazi Zaman et al (1997), Second Prize, International Housing Design Competition, Association of Collegiate School of Architecture, USA & OTIS USA (1997) (out of 2300 entries worldwide).
- 2007-2008: Fulbright Senior Teaching & Research Fellowship Award (US Department of State), USA
- 2006-2007: Swedish International Development Agency (Shelter Design Fellowship), Sweden
- 2004: Leverhulme Trust Fund, London School of Economics (Resurgent City), UK
- 1999-2000: Japan Design Foundation Grant (as Co-applicant) for The University of Hong Kong.
- 1994-1997: The University of Hong Kong Higher Degree Scholarship (Doctoral) with University Grant Commission
- 1994-1997: Vice-Chancellor's Award for Robert Black College, The University of Hong Kong
- 1995: Hsin Chong - K N Godfrey Yeh Education Fund, The University of Hong Kong
- 1992-1993: Asian Development Bank Scholarship for Urban Design Postgraduate studies
- 1983-1984: Merit Award for Bachelor of Architecture (Year 2), Department of Architecture, Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology.
Member At The International Editorial Board For Referred Journals
- Global Built Environment
- Architectural Humanities Research Association Journal, Architecture and Culture (Architect/Urbanist Section)
- Member - Board of Editors for Open House International (Peer reviewed CIB encouraged journal coverage by EBSCO Publishing, the ELSEVIER Bibliographic Database Scopus and all products of THOMSON ISI index bases, SSCI, A&HCI,CC/S&BS and CC/A&H The journal is also listed on the following Architectural index lists: RIBA, ARCLIB, AVERY and EKISTICS) www.openhouse-int.com
International Conference/Symposium/Seminar Reviewer:
- International Reviewer for EDRA44 Providence (Health + Healing Places), May 29 - June 1, 2013, Providence, Rhode Island, USA.
- International Reviewer for International Seminar on Architecture: Education, Practice and Research (to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Department of Architecture, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, 2 - 4 February 2012, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
- Reviewer for 10th Architectural Humanities Research Association Student Conference, 10th Annual AHRA Research Student Symposium: Facts and Fictions, at Department of Architecture and Built Environment, Lund University, May 03 2013, Organized by ResArc, Department of Architecture and Built Environment, Lund University, Sweden.
- Invited paper reviewer for CNU21: Living Community – The 21st Annual Event of the Congress of New Urbanism, May 29 – June 1, 2013, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.
- Invited Reviewer for Springer Science+Business Media B.V. Publisher (Earth Sciences and Geography) for the publication of the book: Dhaka Megacity: Geospatial Perspectives on Urbanisation, Environment and Health (edited by Ashraf M. Dewan and Robert J. Corner).
- Invited Reviewer for Introduction to Rural Planning – 2nd edition, Taylor and Frances, Routledge, USA.
- Member At The International Editorial Board For Referred Journals
-  Bisi Olumide (University of Lagos, Department of Architecture), Social Housing Design & Transformation Issues in Lagos (as co-supervisor)
-  Ixiar Ugalde (PhD IDEAS RGU-funded), Children-centered Urbanism (as principal supervisor)
-  Jeremy Lambert (PhD, self-funded), Solutions to Design Scheduling with Resource Constrained Review Timeframes (as principal Supervisor)
-  Azar Farshidi (PhD IDEAS RGU-funded): Communal Space in Mass Housing, Investigation into non-intentional spaces (as co-supervisor)
-  Marta Miguel (MPhil): Micro-Project and its implication in Masterplanning (as co-supervisor)
School’s Outreach on Community Planning and Urban Design Research
- 2014: Project coordinator: Help.WICK (Healthy Environment & Life Planning for Wick), by regenerating Argyl Square: a place-making for the Argyl community with Stage 3 students in 2014 (more information: http://www.rgu.ac.uk/news/highland-project-for-rgu-architecture-students)
- Since 2005: Founder: Centre for Children-Centred Urbanism (CccU); School Outreach Programme: Arch.KIDS (Architecture for KIDS); Help.KIDS [Healthy Environment and Life Planning for KIDS] and founder of Help.KIDS [Healthy Environment and Life Planning for KIDS] is an outreach programme of Scott Sutherland School aiming to study city and children, and to engage in collaborative studies with children, which has the objective of allowing children to learn, play and grow in their learning space as well as in their social domain. Outcome of the exercise is to facilitate children taking part in action-oriented programme, such as, Greening Campus in Aberdeen; Visions Setting in Kathmandu; solving negative urban conditions, by ways of community engagement processes, with the help of Stitching Urban Vision (SUV) tools to gather fragmented visions into a healthy and socially responsive PLACEMAKING manifestos and design options. For more information: http://www.rgu.ac.uk/news/rgu-project-receives-commendation-in-global-design-competition and http://www.rgu.ac.uk/news/cities-by-children-aberdeen-kids-get-hands-on-in-international-architecture-project
Help.KIDS in Scotland began at the Scott Sutherland School aimed at networking with schools in Aberdeen City and Shire; and with other host cities (Kathmandu, Madrid, Dhaka, Boston, Haiti and more to follow). Help.KIDS in Aberdeen embarked on a series of workshops, in primary and secondary schools. Help.KIDS is currently researching the Curriculum of Excellence Framework and exploring potential areas to suggest environmental and healthy learning objectives and teaching tools for collaborative and participatory capacity building among children.