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Rustam Khairi Bin Zahari

Academic Qualification

  • Ph.D in Urban Hazards/Disaster Management - Doctor of Philosophy, University of Nottingham
  • Master in City & Regional Planning - Masters Degree, California State University, Fresno
  • Bachelor in Urban and Regonal Planning - Bachelor Degree, University of Southwestern Lousiana

Rustam Khairi Bin Zahari (Dr.)

Assistant Professor
IIUM Gombak Campus

KULLIYYAH OF ARCHITECTURE AND ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN

Other's position:

Director, Development Division


rustam@iium.edu.my
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Expert Profile


Rustam is currently an Assistant Professor at the Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design (KAED), International Islamic University Malaysia. His main interests of research include disaster management of vulnerable communities, urban governance, and sustainable housing and communities. He has also been actively involved in teaching both undergraduate and postgraduate Courses including Urban Planning Principles, Urban Management, Comparative Housing Designs, Disaster Management and Planning, as well as Planning and Sustainability. Furthermore, he participated in supervising various levels of Urban Planning studios with outputs that include city-centre, lay-out, special area, local and structure plans. In 2010, he was selected as KAED's 'Best Teacher' and subsequently nominated as one of the candidates for IIUM's 'Best Teacher Award.
He has held many administrative and academic leadership positions including director of IIUM's Development Division, Head of KAED's Department of the Urban and Regional Planning, Academic Advisor and coordinator of KAED's resource centre. In addition, he has also served as a member of Malaysian Institute of Planners' (MIP), Education and Career Development Committee, chairman of the Committee of Urban Planning Schools of Malaysian Universities and took part in Higher Education Roadshows organized by the Ministry of Education.
He has also been actively involved with the society through professional activities including as a member of technical committee in the preparation of the National Urbanisation Policy, National Physical Plan and Selangor's MurniNet. Furthermore, he has been invited to serve as an assessor in the establishment of a new postgraduate programme in the University of Malaya (Master of Sustainable Urban Management), a panel member on Klang's drafting of Urban Design Guidelines and took part in the review of IIUM's Gombak campus master plan.
Rustam is passionate about on- as well as off-campus life; he is very enthusiastic in contributing to the community through volunteering himself as a committee member and he was also the leader for the local Malaysian community while pursuing his postgraduate studies abroad. As a lecturer, he has dealt in various capacities with both the undergraduate and postgraduate students and he has consistently been rated highly by these students as evidenced in the Student Feedback Survey.


Area of Specialisation


  • Engineering Tech ~ Applied Sciences And Technologies ~ Architecture ~ Other Architecture n.e.c. - Concept, implementation, green housings/buildings
  • Engineering Tech ~ Applied Sciences And Technologies ~ Construction and Project Management ~ Construction Processes (Including of Commercial Building Construction Processes, Housing Construction Processes, Industrial Building Construction Processes, Industrialised Building/Construction System, K-Based Construction, Seaport and Airport Construction Processes, Road and Highway Construction Processes, Standard Regulation and Legislation and Construction Waste Materials) - Comparative housing design, sustainable housing and communities
  • Engineering Tech ~ Applied Sciences And Technologies ~ Urban Planning ~ Other Urban Environmental Planning n.e.c. - Physical planning (SAP/local/structural), urban hazards, vulnerable communities, urban management, urban renewal/rehabilitations


Teaching Responsibilities


COMPARATIVE HOUSING DESIGN 2008/2009 2010/2011 2009/2010 2011/2012 2007/2008
COMPARATIVE PLANNING SYSTEMS 2010/2011
DISASTER MANAGEMENT 2012/2013 2017/2018 2018/2019 2013/2014 2016/2017 2020/2021 2011/2012 2014/2015 2015/2016 2019/2020
ENVIRONMENTAL LAW & POLICY 2011/2012
INTRODUCTION TO URBAN MANAGEMENT 2019/2020 2020/2021 2016/2017 2018/2019 2013/2014 2015/2016 2012/2013 2017/2018 2014/2015
LAND USE PLANNING 2007/2008
LANDSCAPE AND URBAN PLANNING 2012/2013 2013/2014
PLANNING & SUSTAINABILITY 2011/2012 2010/2011
PLANNING SEMINAR 2009/2010
PLANNING STUDIO 3 2012/2013 2010/2011
PLANNING STUDIO 4 2013/2014 2009/2010 2010/2011 2007/2008
PLANNING STUDIO 5 2011/2012
PLANNING STUDIO 6 2011/2012
PLANNING WORKSHOP 1 2013/2014
PLANNING WORKSHOP II 2012/2013
PRACTICAL TRAINING 2011/2012
PRINCIPLES OF LAND USE PLANNING 2007/2008
PRINCIPLES OF URBAN & REGIONAL PLANNING 1 2007/2008
PRINCIPLES OF URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING 2 2009/2010 2011/2012 2008/2009 2007/2008 2010/2011
URBAN MANAGEMENT 2021/2022


Research Projects


Completed
2018 - 2019 Malaysia 100 Year cities (M100YC) Program
2015 - 2020 An Assessment of Solid Waste Management and Islamic Cleanliness Practices among Students of Higher Learning Institutions
2013 - 2016 Re-Modelling the Quality of Urban Life (QOUL) Index for Kuala Lumpur City, Malaysia
2013 - 2016 Modelling the Travel Implications of Stated Preference Female Employees Towards Telecommuting in Kuala Lumpur
2011 - 2012 Recent Studies in Urban and Regional Planning (KVC Project 2011)
On-Going
2012 - Present IIUM Master Plan (Planning Soft and Hard Scape)
2011 - Present Kajian Hala Tuju Perancangan Bandar dan Wilayah
2008 - Present A Study on State Structure Plans Monitoring Practices by State Planning Authorities.


Publications


Article

2021 Systematic literature review of walkability and the built environment. Journal of Policy & Governance, 1 (1) pp. 1-20
2020 Urban public space as social interaction space: case study in Petaling Street. Journal of Tourism, Hospitality and Environment Management, 5 (19) pp. 90-101
2018 Post-2004 tsunami: preparedness of Malaysian coastal communities. Journal of ASIAN Behavioural Studies, 3 (9 (July-August)) pp. 113-121
2018 To walk or not to walk. Asian Journal of Behavioural Studies, 3 (11 (May/June)) pp. 191-199
2017 Disaster management and faith-based organizations: An Islamic perspective. Arts and Social Sciences Journal, 8 (1) pp. 1-5
2017 Muslim women’s marriage, pregnancy, abortion and spacing of children: Evidence from the United States, Iran and Malaysia. Journal of Health Management, 19 (4) pp. 1-9
2017 Naturalistic decision-making in natural disasters: an overview. Journal of Geography & Natural Disasters, 7 (1) pp. 1-5
2017 Solid waste management practice and environmental awareness level of postgraduate and undergraduate students: Case study of UTM. Advanced Science Letters, 23 (7) pp. 6073-6077
2017 Unlawful occupation of state land in Malaysia and its implications. Advanced Science Letters, 23 (1) pp. 444-447
2016 Exploring the effects of factors on the willingness of female employees to telecommute in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Transportation Research Procedia, 17 () pp. 408-417
2016 Monitoring the performance of state structure plan in delivering output using dynamic model. Planning Malaysia: Journal of the Malaysian Institute of Planners, Special issue IV-2016 () pp. 411-426
2015 Housing and transport in Malaysia: a fundamental combination in determining affordability. Advances in Environmental Biology, 9 (23) pp. 186-190
2015 Sexual and reproductive health rights: comparing ethnic groups in Malaysia. Advances in Environmental Biology, 9 (23) pp. 17-21
2015 Transport policy in the Klang Valley, Malaysia: the sustainability agenda. Applied Mechanics and Materials, 747 () pp. 123-126
2015 Well-being of Malaysia's disaster-affected coastal communities. Applied Mechanics and Materials, 747 () pp. 367-370
2014 E-payment at the local government level: a study of Majlis Bandaraya Shah Alam and Majlis Daerah Kampar. PLANNING MALAYSIA - Journal of the Malaysian Institute of Planners, 3 () pp. 27-46
2014 Geospatial technology approaches in urban morphology for resilient urban governance. PLANNING MALAYSIA - Journal of the Malaysian Institute of Planners, 3 () pp. 1-14
2014 Role of the Masjid in disaster management: preliminary investigation of evidences from Asia. Journal of Architecture, Planning and Construction Management, 4 (1) pp. 1-16
2014 The state of sexual and reproductive health rights in developing countries: a qualitative review. Pensee Journal, 76 (6) pp. 467-479
2013 Community-based disaster management in Kuala Lumpur . Procedia Social and Behavioral Sciences, 85 () pp. 493-501
2013 Impacts of the 2004 tsunami: preparedness of the Malaysian coastal communities. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, 105 () pp. 569-576
2013 Perceptions of the urban walking environments. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, (105) pp. 589- 597
2013 Risk communications: flood-prone communities of Kuala Lumpur. Procedia Environmental Sciences, 17 () pp. 880-888
2013 The challenges of implementing urban transport policy in the Klang Valley, Malaysia. Procedia Environmental Sciences, 17 () pp. 469 -477
2008 Vulnerability of the squatter communities to flood problems in Kuala Lumpur . The International Journal Of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, 3 (9) pp. 87-96
Conference or Workshop Item

2020 IIUM river of life : friends of Sungai Pusu. In: IIUM Sustainability WEBINAR 1.0: Untangling sustainability issues through inter & transdisciplinary approach: the case of Sungai Pusu, Gombak,
2017 Future direction of urban planning education: the Malaysian universities-industry experience. In: 9th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies,
2016 Investigating residents’ perception on the quality of life in Wangsa Maju area of Kuala Lumpur City, Malaysia. In: Bangladesh Planning Research Conference (BPRC 2016),
2016 Residents’ perception of their quality of life in TTDI area of Kuala Lumpur city, Malaysia. In: ICABE2016 International Conference on Architecture & Built Environment,
2016 Unlawful occupation of state land in Malaysia and its implications. In: 2016 Advanced Research on Business, Management and Humanities (ARBUHUM2016),
2015 Estimating the reduction in single-occupancy vehicles entering Kuala Lumpur as a result of telecommuting by female employees. In: The 11th International Conference of Eastern Asia Society for Transportation Studies (EASTS 2015),
2015 Monitoring the performance of state structure plan in delivering output using dynamic model. In: 13th International Congress of Asian Planning Schools Association (APSA 2015),
2014 Modeling the effects of factors on the willingness of female employees to telecommute in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. In: International Conference on Transportation Planning and implementation Methodologies for Developing Countries (11th TPMDC),
2013 Disaster management and faith-based organizations, an Islamic perspective. In: International Conference on Architecture and Built Environment 2013 (ICABE2013),
2013 Role of the masjid in disaster management: Preliminary investigation of evidences from Asia. In: International Conference on Architecture & Built Environment,
2012 Food security & sustainability: Malaysian context. In: Conference on Urban Planning & Management in Malaysia,
2012 The contributions of public participation in environmental impact assessment (EIA) towards promoting sustainable development in Malaysia. In: 2012 EAROPH World Congress,
2009 GIS application in monitoring development plan implementation in Malaysia: Weaknesses and potential. In: 11th International Conference on Computers in Urban Planning and Urban Management,
2009 Urban transportation systems and governance in the Klang Valley, Malaysia. In: 10th Asian Urbanization Conference,
Book

2016 Planning for a place from concept to master plan: a selective example of student works. IIUM Press, ISBN: 978-967-418-339-4
2015 Malaysia case studies of urban and regional planning. IIUM Press, ISBN: 978-967-418-328-8
2011 Contemporary research in urban planning . IIUM Press, ISBN: 978-967-418-036-2
2011 Contemporary studies and methodology in urban and regional planning in Malaysia . IIUM Press, ISBN: 9789670225678
Book Section

2020 Energy efficiency project: green initiative for the Gombak campus. In: IIUM Press, International Islamic University Malaysia, ISBN: 9789674910488, pp. 118-137
2011 Community development programmes in Kuala Lumpur. In: IIUM Press, ISBN: 978-967-418-036-2, pp. 82-90
2011 GIS application in monitoring development plan implementation in Malaysia: weaknesses and potential . In: IIUM Press, ISBN: 9789674180461, pp. 37-48
2011 Local government in Malaysia: issues and challenges. In: IIUM Press, ISBN: 9789674180379, pp. 90-99
2011 Planning and food security . In: IIUM Press, ISBN: 978-967-418-047-8, pp. 91-99
2011 Research methodology on the study of responses of the squatters' communities to flood hazards in Kuala Lumpur. In: IIUM Press, ISBN: 9789670225678, pp. 198-225
2010 GIS implementation in Malaysian statutory development plan system. In: IGI Global, ISBN: 9781615209293, pp. 435-454