About Khalafalla Omer

Khalafalla Omer is a PhD Researcher at University of Salford and a Volunteer Planner at Planning Aid England. Has been actively involved in reviewing the UK National Planning Policy Framework and the Roadmap to Sudan National Urban Policy, plus he took the role of developing neighbourhood plans, property appraisal reports and residential architectural designs along with managing the progress of local development plans, community planning workshops and building construction activities. Khalafalla is a member of Royal Town Planning Institute, Urban Design Networks, and International Union of Architects. MSc in Urban Development and Planning, The University of Manchester, UK MBA in Project Management, University of Science and Technology, Sudan BSc in Architecture and Spatial Planning, University of Science and Technology, Sudan

Designing Streets for People, not for Cars: The Case of Khartoum

By |2024-01-04T13:38:06+01:00May 12th 2020|

Rapid urbanisation does not have to be a problem as long as we commit to the development of sustainable public spaces. Khalafalla Omer highlights the situation in Khartoum and how urban interventions may improve the future of Sudan’s capital.

Khartoum: Urban Chaos and the Reclaiming of City Character

By |2024-01-04T13:27:21+01:00February 13th 2020|

An integral part of urban culture, the form of cities' built environment has considerable impact on the quality of urban life. Elaborating on the case of Khartoum, Sudan, Khalafalla Omer makes a case for a new approach in urban planning policies.

Urban Regeneration After Catastrophe: The Fire at Omdurman Market

By |2024-01-02T18:40:33+01:00January 29th 2019|

After the failed response of the local government to the fire at Omdurman Market, it is time to think about an adequate urban regeneration plan that would boost local economic development in Omdurman City, says Khalafalla Omer.

Policy Reform, not Evictions! The Case of Slum Urbanisation in Khartoum, Sudan

By |2024-01-02T16:00:54+01:00September 20th 2018|

A radical reform of Khartoum’s housing policy is required to improve the living conditions of slum dwellers. For this, we need to examine the socio-economic situation of the urban poor and of those who live in the city’s informal settlements.

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