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The first UAE national scholar to specialize in the design of sustainable cities, Dr. Alawadi is Assistant Professor of Sustainable Urbanism at the Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi, part of Khalifa University of Science and Technology, where he founded the MSc. in Sustainable Critical Infrastructure program. He is a trained architect, planner and urban designer whose research is devoted to urban design, housing and urbanism, especially the relationships between the built environment and sustainable development.
Dr. Alawadi recently served as Visiting Assistant Professor at MIT’s Center for Advanced Urbanism, and previously worked as an architect for Dubai Municipality and as an Assistant Professor at UAE University.
He holds a PhD in Community and Regional Planning from the University of Texas at Austin.
(Press information. © Photo: Courtesy of the National Pavilion UAE – la Biennale di Venezia)
National Pavilion of the UAE
16th International Architecture Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia
26 May - 25 November 2018
Venue: Arsenale - Sale d'Armi
Title: Lifescapes Beyond Bigness
Curator: Dr. Khaled Alawadi
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Commissioner: Salama bint Hamdan Al Nahyan Foundation
Supported by the UAE Ministry of Culture and Knowledge Development
58th International Art Exhibition. Curators: Sam Bardaouil and Till Fellrath. Arsenale, Sale d'Armi. 11 May - 24 November 2019.