Ph.D, Urban Strategist and Consultant
Deakin University, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne
Zaheer Allam researches in the transdisciplinary fields of Sustainable Futures, formulation of Sustainability Policies, and Urban Socioeconomic Regeneration. His work explores the theme of increasing urban livability through the integration of technologies, and a multitude of environmental, economic, and cultural strategies, which lead to enhanced governance and improved decision-making – without compromising on resilience. His work has been extensively published, and adopted at both policy and legislative levels.
Allam works as a consultant for international organisations such as UNESCO and UCLG, consults on various Smart City projects across Africa, and contributes, at board level, to public organisations in Mauritius on the theme of Sustainability Policy. In recognition of his contributions, he has been honored with numerous awards and enlisted on the ‘Top 100 Most Influential Urbanists’ by Planetizen.
Allam is a Honorary Fellow at the Live+Smart Research Lab at Deakin University and a Research Associate at Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. He holds a PhD in Humanities and a Bachelor of Applied Science in Architectural Science from Curtin University, an MBA from Anglia Ruskin University, and a Master of Research (Political Economy) from the University of Sydney.
Zaheer Allam is one of the Honorary Guests at the World Academic Forum Stockholm Summit 2022.