Dipl.-Ing. Dr. techn. Murad Kalaldeh
Dr. Kalaldeh is an accomplished engineer and project manager who headed several urban planning projects for large international clients. A skilled presenter and keynote speaker on housing and urban development. Distinguished lecturer and author of several books, with extensive knowledge of design, construction, project management, and urban planning. A Jordanian Architect born in 1962 and finished his bachelor’s study (Dipl. Ing.) from BAUHAUS University in Weimar/ Germany in 1987.
Eng. Ahmad Zeyad Abu Hussien
Ahmad is an Urbanist based in Amman with various practical and academic experiences in architecture and urbanism. He is mainly concerned with SDGs 9, 10, 11 and 13. Over the past fifteen years, he finished various urban projects and publications in Amman. He collaborated with multiple experts and NGOs on various urban issues. Ahmad is now an urbanist at the Mayor’s Office in Greater Amman Municipality (GAM).
1. Member of the Climate Change Committee at GAM.
2. Lead coordinator for the Global Mayors Challenge 2021 "Amman is Listening" Project at GAM.
3. Lead coordinator for the UPIMC project – Phase One at GAM.
4. Sherpa of Amman at the Mayors Migration Council (MMC).
5. Member of Urban Planning & Design Committee at the Jordanian Engineers Association (JEA).
Fields of Interest—Research, Design, Urbanism, Climate Change and Climate Justice, Mobility, Informal Economies, Spatial Mapping and Spatial Justice, Arts, Equity and SDGs
JPF Vice- President
Dr. Eng. Deyala Tarawneh
Deyala is an architect and urbanist concerned with topics related to smart cities, mobility, and achieving spatial justice and gender equality in cities. She holds a PhD degree in Urban and Regional Studies obtained from the University of Birmingham, UK.
Deyala was the Chairperson and Head of the Architecture Department at the University of Jordan for the past two years, and she is currently Board and Secretary for the Architecture Division Council of the Jordan Engineers Association, Vice President for the Jordanian Planning Forum, and an Assistant Professor at the University of Jordan, Engineering Faculty, Architecture Department.
Deyala is the Counsellor and Advisor for the Women In Engineering (WIE) affinity group as part of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). She is also a founding member and currently Treasurer for the Watershed and Development Initiative (WADI) funded by the United States Forestry Service (USFS) to advance water conservation and land stewardship practices to build resilient communities and healthy watersheds across Jordan.
Dr. Rania Qteishat is an architect and urban and regional planner with a PhD in urban planning and geographic information systems. She works at Al-Balqa Applied University In the Department of Planning and Project Management. She was the head of the department and also works in the architecture department and worked in other universities. She was previously the owner of an engineering company for design and supervision, and also worked as an district manager in a municipality. She studies and supervises postgraduate students' theses and discusses graduation projects in most Jordanian universities. She currently holds the rank of Associate Professor and has many published research papers. And she received many grants to do research projects from the prestigious Jordanian Scientific Research Fund, the European Union and others to do research in reputable universities in Humboldt / Germany, Nantes / France, Karbok / Turkey, Kuala Lumpur / Malaysia and others. She also participated in many local and international conferences with published papers and conference committees. She was an elected member of the Central Board of the Engineers Syndicate for the Architectural Engineering Division, the previous session. Interested in the topics of smart cities, urban system, water, geographic information systems, poverty and refugees. She is a member of the Urban Planning Committee and the Scientific Committee of the Jordanian Engineers Association, as well as a member of the planning committees at the national level
Of The Kingdom of Jordan to create an urban design code.
Eng. Firas Sweidan
Firas Sweidan leads Consolidated Consultants Group multi-disciplinary urban planning team. He is a highly qualified and well-experienced architect, urban planner, and designer with proven proficiency in consultancy. His areas of expertise are regional planning, urban planning, urban design, master planning, architecture design, and project management. He has a strong-willed advocate for excelling human societies through urban planning as a process for creative problem resolution. A passionate public speaker, his engagements include presentations, workshops and conferences, and he participates in the formation of future generations of architects by guiding university students through jury participation. Firas’ publications include ‘Neighborhoods of Amman Post Covid-19’ (2020) and ‘Aqaba, a Resilience City by its Neighborhoods’ (2021).