Dr. Atif Bilal Aslam ( Assistant Professor )

I did my F.Sc. (pre-engineering) in 1997 from Government College, Lahore. In 1998, I got admission in UET, Lahore from where I successfully completed the degree requirements of B.Sc. City and Regional Planning in 2002. The same year, I enrolled myself in the Masters Program of City and Regional Planning at UET Lahore in parallel to the start of my professional career. My first field assignment was to perform as a 'Logistics Associate' for the Canadian International Development Agency's (CIDA) funded project of 'Local Tools for Governance and Community Monitoring in Pakistan' where my services were hired by Community Information Epidemiological Technologies, Pakistan for Lahore region. In December 2002, I started my first regular job with Daewoo City Bus Service in Lahore as 'Planning and Operations Officer'. In November 2004, I was hired by Cowater International Inc. to offer my consultany services as 'District Planner' to another CIDA's funded project of 'Devolution Support in Pakistan'. My main task was to prepare a District Development Plan of Kasur District. After successful completion of this consultancy project, I started my first public sector job with the Punjab Local Government and Rural Development Department in December 2005 as a 'Tehsil Officer Planning and Coordination'. My duty station was Tehsil Municipal Administration, Chunian.

During all that professional engagements, I continued pursuing the requirements of completing my Masters degree in City and Regional Planning, and finally in 2006, I was able to successfully complete my masters degree. In the same year, after getting selected by the Federal Public Service Commission, I joined Military Engineer Services (MES), Government of Pakistan as 'Assistant Executive Engineer (Buildings and Roads)'. I served MES for almost a year at Pakistan Air Force Base Rafiqui, Shorkot Cantt. After having five years of progressive and diversified field experience, I joined the Department of City and Regional Planning, UET Lahore as 'Lecturer' in 2007.

After completing three years of regular service in UET Lahore, I was able to win a PhD scholarship offered jointly by Higher Education Commission (HEC), Pakistan and German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). In 2011, I left for Germany to start my PhD studies at TU Dortmund University. Meanwhile, I was also promoted as Assistant Professor in the same year. In 2015, I successfully defended my PhD thesis and earned the prestigious 'Magna Cum Laude' grade. My PhD thesis was dominantly in the research domain of 'sustainable urban development'. In October 2015, I rejoined my service as 'Assistant Professor' in CRP Department and since then I am teaching undergraduate and gradaute classes in the department. 

Latest Qualification : Ph.D

Teaching Courses

  • Environment, Resources and Development
  • Housing and Urban Development
  • Community and Sustainable Development
  • Professional Planning Practice
  • Participation and Social Assessment
  • Urban Regeneration and Conservation
  • Transportation Engineering

Research Interest

  • Sustainable Urban Development
  • Migration and Development Interaction
  • Economic Crisis Impacts
  • Urban Mobility Behaviour
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Dr. Atif Bilal Aslam
Assistant Professor

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