About Sinam Hawro Yakoob

Sinam is a New York-based Iraqi-German designer and creative at the Bjarke Ingels Group, where she focuses on sustainable planning and construction. Most recently she has been contributing to the design of "Toyota Woven City", the world’s first urban incubator at the foothills of Mount Fuji. She strives to connect her knowledge and heritage from both her Eastern roots and Western influences, infusing her work with a sense of cultural synthesis and harmonious design.
Conflict and Reconstruction in Cities

Post-Conflict Reconstruction in Mosul: Navigating Challenges and Embracing Lessons in Rebuilding a City

By |2023-11-08T15:11:43+01:00August 22nd 2023|

Mosul, once celebrated as Iraq's cultural and religious heart, faced significant devastation during the occupation by the militant group ISIS and the subsequent battle for liberation. Six years later, ancient landmarks and critical infrastructure are gradually being reconstructed.

Urban Climate Resilience

Growing a Greener City: Erbil’s Roadmap to Climate Adaptation

By |2024-01-05T12:55:48+01:00June 27th 2023|

In response to rapid urbanisation and climate change impacts in Erbil, Iraq, Sinam Hawro Yakoob, highlights how a community-driven initiative has set an ambitious goal of planting one million indigenous oak trees to enhance the city’s environment and its capacity to adapt to climate change.

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