Jordanian Planning Forum  

المنتدى الأردني للتخطيط

JPF Board Member

JPF President,
Dr. Eng. Khaled Momani


JPF Vice President 

Planner Dr. Murad Kalaldeh


Dr. Kalaldeh is a Jordanian Urban planner graduated from Graz Technical University in Austria in 2002 and holds the title ( Doctor of Technical Science. His High Diploma degree was earned in the field of Architecture from BAUHAUS University- Weimar in Germany 1987. Dr. Kalaldeh practiced architectural design and urban planning for major projects such as Ma’an Industrial Park, Ma’an Residential Compound, Aqaba Passenger Terminal, Madaba Industrial Estate, Hajj Oasis, Madaba Institute for Mosaic Arts , and over 25 Villas. Dr. Kalaldeh teaches Urban Economics and Urban Planning Studio II at the Jordan University for Science and Technology (JUST) College of Architecture and Urban Planning. He owns and manages SACO Consulting Engineers

Kalaldeh has 11 published books and over 100 published articles:

  1.  Building, Reinforcement, Formwork, Ministry Of Education- Technical Education/ 10th Class, 1995, 329 p. (Co-author).
  2. Plastering, Paving And Painting, Ministry Of Education- Technical Education/ 10th Class, 1995, 316 p. (Co-author).
  3. Builder-owner Manual, Volume (4): Site Selection and Engineering Drawings,  Author.
  4. Builder-owner Manual, Volume (5): Site Activities and Excavations,  Author.
  5. Builder-owner Manual, Volume (6): Building Skeleton,  Author.
  6. Builder-owner Manual, Volume (7): Insulation Works and Finishes,  Author.
  7. Builder-owner Manual, Volume (8): External Works,  Author.
  8. Unified Arab Code: Building Requirements For People With Special Needs, 2003, P 156. (Co-author).
  9. Unified Arab Code: Space Requirements In Buildings, 2004.(Co-author).
  10. Impact of Industrial Parks on Urban and Regional Development, A Case Study Of Jordan, 2004: Jordan Industrial Estates Corporation, Amman, 324 p.  Author. 
  11. Prepared Architectural Design Guidelines for the Hajj Oasis for Ma’an Development Company (100 pages) in English and made the translation to Arabic.
  12. Dr. Kalaldeh has developed (an EU-funded Project) a digital expert decision system for location determination of Industrial Parks.

He is considered as a proven planner, technical and administrative manager in this field. He was born in Amman on 27.6.1962 and is married and have two children.

Accomplished engineer and project manager who has headed up several projects for large international clients. A skilled presenter and keynote speaker on housing and urban development. Distinguished lecturer and author of several books. Will benefit any organization with extensive knowledge of design, construction, project management, and urban planning. Areas of Expertise include:


ü Regional & Urban Planning

ü Residential Design

ü Microsoft Office Suite, AutoCAD

ü Teaching & Training  

ü Planning Guidelines

ü Municipal Affairs

ü Transport & Road Planning

ü Building Regulations & Codes

ü Construction Supervision, FIDIC

Planner Dr. Arch. Lama Zagha

JPF Treasurer

Planner Arch. Baha Marji

- Urban Planner at Dar Al-Handasah

Planner Arch. Kamal Jaloqa