Quazi Zaman 2
Title: Dr
First Name: Quazi Mohd Mahtab-uz
Surname: Zaman
Position: Lecturer in Urban Design & Architecture
Telephone: +44 (0)1224 263510

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Teaching and Research in Urban Design
  • Coordinating Dissertation across all discipline in the Scot Sutherland School of Architecture and Built Environment
  • Teaching urban design in design studios in part 1 and 2 of architecture courses.

 Academic Background

  • 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

Urban design and architectural manifestation in the urban context, ranging from: New Urbanism, Form-based Code; 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.

Additional Information / Media Work / Funding

As a member of the IDEAS Research Institute 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 (£2000/-) to explore teaching and research linkage with Al-Farabai Kazakhstan National University in Almaty (2013).

Professional Body Memebership

  • Registered Full Member, Hong Kong Urban Design Institute (since 2013)
  • Fellow, Institute of Architects Bangladesh (since 1989)• Affiliate: Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) (since 2013)
  • Urban Design Network, Royal Town Planning Institute (UK) (since 2012)• 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)

Key Publications

  1. (Forthcoming 2016): Children-Centred Urbanism, Routledge, USA.
  2. (Forthcoming 2015): Tokyo Place and Space: Micro-living in a Megacity, Springerbrief, Springer, Netherlands. (with Marks, J)
  3. (Forthcoming2014) (eds.) , Changing Principles and Praxis in Urban Research, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, London. (with Troiani, J.).
  4. (2013), Potsdamer Platz – The Making of Berlin, Springer Brief, Springer Verlag, Netherlands. (with Nowobilska, M.)
  5. (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 (with Laing, Richard ). 
  6. (2011), Adaptive Re-use and Urban Regeneration in Dhaka – A theoretical exploration, Open House International, vol. 36, no. 2, pp. 45-58.
  7. (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. (with Mallick, Abdullah, Ahmad)
  8. (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.
  9. (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. (with Lau, S)
  10. (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. (with Lau, S, Mei S H)
  11. (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 (with Lau, S, Mei S H)
  12. (1998), User Participation in Public Housing Design with Special Reference to Hong Kong, Open House International, vol. 23, no. 3, pp. 5–16. (with Ganesan, S)