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  • Huda Shaka

    Huda Shaka

    Huda is an atmospheric scientist turned urban sustainability consultant. Her experience lies in advising large-scale developments on incorporating sustainability considerations throughout the planning, design and construction phases. them. Having grown up in Dubai and witnessed first-hand the city’s transformation over thirty years, Huda is fascinated by the opportunities and challenges that come with rapid urban development. She is keen on integrating robust scientific advice into the city planning process, promoting the health and wellbeing of residents and the natural environment. Huda graduated from the American University of Beirut with a BSc degree in chemistry and a minor in public health. She then completed an MSc degree from the University of California, Irvine focusing on atmospheric and analytical chemistry. She is currently pursuing an MSc degree in International Planning at the Bartlett, University College London. In addition to contributing to TNOC, Huda also shares her thoughts on her own blog: The Green Urbanista.

    April 12, 2017

    Exploring Questions of Architecture and Identity from “The Battle for Home: The Vision of a Young Architect in Syria”
    Huda Shaka, Dubai

    Marwa al-Sabouni’s recent book on her experience as a young architect in Syria provides fascinating insights into the past, as well as current and future life in war-torn Syria. Although I have not been to Syria, the brave questions and...

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    October 11, 2016

    Habitat III is finally a reality. From your perspective, what would be the single most important tangible outcome (not output) of the event—short or long term—and what will it take to achieve this outcome?
    Yunus Arikan, Bonn
    Xuemei Bai, Canberra
    Genie Birch, Philadelphia & New York
    Maruxa Cardama, Brussels
    Bharat Dahiya, Bangkok
    PK Das, Mumbai
    David Dodman, London
    William Dunbar, Tokyo
    Anjali Mahendra, Chapel Hill & New Delhi
    Jose Puppim, Johor Bahru / Cambridge / Rio
    David Satterthwaite, London
    Huda Shaka, Dubai
    David Simon, Gothenburg
    Pengfei XIE, Beijing
    Lorena Zárate, Mexico City

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    June 30, 2016

    Cycling Politics, Identities, and Cultures
    Huda Shaka, Dubai

    The case for cycling in cities could not be more obvious: it is an emission-free, noise-free, healthy, cheap, accessible mode of transport. However, there is a lot more to promoting and planning for cycling, particularly in terms of understanding the...

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    November 22, 2015

    Air Pollution: Urban Myths and Realities
    Huda Shaka, Dubai

    You may have noticed ambient air quality returning to centre stage globally as a hot topic of discussion and debate. While the media coverage has helped draw attention to this critical issue, the plethora of data and views can cause...

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