About the Author

Dr. Anis Ur Rahmaan is an engineer, architect, and an urban and regional planner. He has either studied, conducted research, or taught in 10 institutions of higher learning in the United States of America, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Saudi Arabia, and Pakistan. He was also conferred the Best Professor’s Award by the King Abdul Aziz University in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. He prepared the first Master Plan for Greater Lahore in the 1960s, which has not only been catalogued in the Library of Congress but also in the libraries of the major U.S. universities. He worked for a number of years as director of the Town Planning of the Punjab and northwestern provinces in Pakistan and has also worked as a United Nations’ advisor for urban and regional planning for about 10 years in Saudi Arabia and as a UN consultant in the United Arab Emirates and Pakistan. Besides participating in the preparation of the Master Plan of Madina, he also monitored the preparation of master plans of various cities and regions of Saudi Arabia. In 1999, his name appeared in Who’s Who in the World. Currently, he is engaged in applied research in the fields of urban and regional development planning and poverty alleviation through educational and vocational training programs in Pakistan.