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 Fahad Alharbi

Fahad Alharbi

Research student, Welsh School of Architecture

Room: 0.51, Bute Building, King Edward VII Avenue, Cardiff, CF10 3NB


I'm an architect and urbanist. I have been working as a teaching assistant since 2015 and then as a lecturer since 2020 in the department of Architecture at Qassim University, Saudi Arabia. I earned my bachelor's degree in Architecture from Qassim University and my MSc in Urban design from the University of Manchester. 
Now, I'm working on my PhD studies at the Welsh School of Architecture, in which I am investigating the influence of the built environment and outdoor thermal comfort on walking behaviour. The main themes I'm working on are urbanism, walkability, outdoor thermal comfort, microclimate, healthy urbanism, healthy behaviour, and walking behaviour.



An investigation of the influence of neighbourhood walkability and outdoor thermal comfort on walking behaviour

The research focuses on the influence the built environment and outdoor thermal comfort have on walking behaviour in a hot-arid climate region of Saudi Arabia. The main aim of this research is to examine how neighbourhood macro-scale factors (e.g. density, design, and diversity) and outdoor thermal comfort influence walking behaviour. 

Funding source

Qassim University, Saudi Arabia


Shibu Raman

Dr Shibu Raman

Lecturer in Architecture and Urban Design

Simon Lannon

Dr Simon Lannon

Research Fellow

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