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Dr. Omar Almahdy
Acting Chairman,

City & Regional Planning

The chairman welcomes you to the home page of the Department of City and Regional Planning. The world as we all know is facing all kinds of challenges. The issues of national urban population growth, environmental degradation, global warming, hunger, lack of housing are all issues which confront our governments daily. As city planners we are poised to play a significant role in the challenges of managing our various communities. We do not only supply technical expertise and advise to governments but we are also in the forefront of generating solutions to the anticipated problems of tomorrow. 

At the City and Regional Planning Department of the King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, our philosophy is to train planners who would serve as the vanguard of change in their various societies. Our products are well grounded in their training and they have never had problems in securing positions either in government or in the private sector. 

The new undergraduate program in city planning at KFUPM is a multi-discipliniary problem-solving curriculum towards identifying and solving contemporary and emerging city planning problems and challenges posed by foreseeable and unforeseeable factors. The program is designed to prepare students to effectively integrate social, economic, legal, political, and scientific theories with state-of-the-art city planning techniques and tools.

We invite you to enjoying your exploration of our web page. If you are contemplating a career in planning, feel free to contact us to answer all your enquiries. As always, you are welcome to the City and Regional Planning Department.