Keynote Speakers

REAL CORP 2022 is happy to announce that Professor Ali A. Alraouf (Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU), Doha, Qatar) will have a keynote on From Barrels to Pixels – Contesting the Shift towards creating Knowledge and Innovation Hubs in Contemporary Gulf and Middle Eastern Cities

Prof. Alraouf focuses on research within the domain of theory, criticism and creativity in architecture and urbanism. He was a Visiting Scholar at University of California at Berkeley-USA. Alraouf published more than 150 journal refereed papers, critical reviews, essays, in addition to books and book chapters. He has been invited to present his research work in over 30 countries at international institutions such as University of Oregon, Illinois Institute of Technology, Drury University, Cambridge University, University of Seoul, Malaysia International University, University of Belgrade, and American Universities in Beirut, Sharjah, Kuwait, and Cairo. Alraouf is the recipient of a number of international teaching and research awards including Best Research Paper in IASTE Conference 2018 and Best Book Award by the international society of urban and regional planners in 2018. Alraouf is professor at HBK University in Qatar Education City and acts as Head of research and development at the Ministry of Municipality in Qatar. He is a board member of the international society of city planners, Member of the Advisory Board for Gulf Architecture Program at QNL and the leader of Green Urbanism and Planning Group at Qatar Green Building Council (QGBC).