Dr. Majed is a Landscape Architecture and Urban Design university professor at King Saud University. has strong interest in Climate Change and Resilience, Green Roofs, WHO Healthy City Program, and the implementation of SDGs.

Dr. Hallawani has worked for a number of landscape architecture and planning firms in US, and Kuwait, and led several urban design projects in Doha Qatar. As a consultant, he provided independent advice to different stakeholders involved in the development of a variety of new urban design, climate change and urban landscape. 

He is also initiating a new project on the rehabilitation of Riyadh neighborhood streets to cop with the Riyadh Metro Project.

National Association of City Transportation Officials
Urban Design


American Society of Landscape Architecture
Saudi Arabia


The Impact of Urban Policies on the Development of Slums in Saudi Cities in Light of the Quality of Life Requirements

The research examines the issue of the development policies that deals with slum areas in Saudi cities and the contribution of quality of life standards in this regard. The research argues that slums need clear and practical urban policies to be applied in order to achieve quality of life that responds to urban, environmental, economic and social aspects.

Improving the Quality of Life in Slums: The Case of Jabal Al-sharasif Neignbourhood
Transforming our Streets into Liveable Spaces
Gendered Space in the Leisure Landscapes of a Modernising Islamic State

This research discusses the current condition of slums areas and the development proposals and frameworks for improving the quality of life. It aims at carrying out spatial analysis of the current condition of the “Jabal Al-Sharashif Neighbourhood”, assessing its proposed comprehensive plan and developing frameworks that introduce quality of life standards in such development projects.

The new Riyadh Metro is a promising project that will change the face of the city. The Riyadh Metro is expected to change the live, daily routine and culture of the resident of the capital. This research aims to investigate and evaluate the current situation of Riyadh’s neighbourhoods and streets. It attempts to suggest alternative design measures that need to be considered in order to transform the current streets and roads situation into safe walkble streets that enhance the liveability of the space.

The research aims to understand how gender relationships are expressed in the new modern leisure spaces in Saudi Arabia. Determining the different characteristics of gender segregation in leisure spaces and landscapes will contribute to the development of more culturally sensitive and sustainable leisure strategies, and will enhance and improve the management of leisure landscapes.

King Saud University

College of Architecture & Urban Design

Department of Urban Design

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