Last updated: 2019/04/29

Fay Al Khalifa

Dr. Fay Al Khalifa

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

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University of Bahrain, Department of Architecture and Interior Design

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Assistant Professor

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Dr. Al-Khalifa is an Assistant Professor with a Master’s degree in Conservation and Regeneration and a Ph.D. in Landscape, which is, focused on the interrelationship between Cultural Change and Urban Sustainability, particularly in the Arabian Gulf Context. Her research aspires to contribute to the understanding of Sustainable Urbanism within the context of transformed cultures, urban islands, and urban archipelagos. She was part of a team that won the Golden Lion award in the Venice Biennially in 2010, and she was awarded RIBA’s president’s award for research in 2012. Dr. Al-Khalifa was also awarded the Emerging Scholar Award in 2018. She is interested in the importance of Sustainable Smart solutions within the urban environment, the dynamics of using sustainability assessment tools in Bahrain and the influence of visualization on the opinions and actions of decision makers. She has published a number of papers in journals and conference proceedings. She also obtained two professional certificates; the ISM Certificate in Sales and Marketing Management and the NAIOP Advanced Certificate in Commercial Real Estate Development. Dr. Al-Khalifa Founded the Smart Sustainable Urbanism Lab (SSU Lab) in 2019 and is currently the lead researcher in a $22,000 research project that investigates visual discomfort in architecture. She is also leading several other research projects related to Smart Sustainable Urbanism and Real Estate Development in Bahrain.

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