Budoor is an urbanist with a holistic and foundational understanding of spatial design. She has experience working on various housing, residential and mixed-use projects in the GCC and Africa, contributing to and managing the designing of sustainable communities. As LEED AP and Estidama Community Pearl Qualified Professional, Budoor has also been involved on a number of projects promoting integrative processes and consulting on sustainable and resilient design. In addition to the leadership and management of a range of urban planning and design projects, Budoor has served as management consultant, providing strategic advice and supporting with business process analysis, design and the preparation and updating of policies, procedures and project controls. Budoor brings a rigorous work ethic, and sustained commitment to pursuing management and design excellence. Budoor’s educational and professional journeys have stimulated a keen interest in social innovation as well as the role and potential of community-based, participatory and regenerative approaches to urban development planning and design. This is reflected in continued engagement in research around the strategic role that grassroots capacities and initiatives can assume towards innovative and transformative African urbanism.
SKILLS: Project management, stakeholder engagement, team leadership and mentorship and strong collaborative and multidisciplinary working skills; Project planning and client relationship management; Business process design and management; Communication and presentations skills, with ability to moderate and facilitate workshops and discussions; Strong organisational skills; Integrative and analytical thinking, with ability to effectively tackle complexity; Strong research and writing skills; Visioning, preparation of planning and design guidelines aimed at promoting placemaking, strategic planning and the preparation of planning applications.