After his B. Arch from BUET, Dhaka (2008), Masudul Islam did his masters in Urban Design from The University of Hong Kong as an ADB scholar (2014). He has worked in Bangladesh, Hong Kong, Sweden and Poland in projects ranging from large urban scale to building scale. He has worked with The World Bank and ADB as urban expert in design and institutionalization. Since 2016 he is advisor to Development Bureau of Hong Kong. He has contributed in number of publications including the book “Designing Dhaka” by Kazi Khaleed Ashraf. A design team lead by him won the international competition on Kai Tak waterfront development. For his outstanding academic performance he was awarded by The Hong Kong Institute of Urban Design (2014). He is also involved in various social entrepreneurial initiatives as a Co-founder of BHUMIJO. Masud’s key areas of research interests are in urban design, urban governance, placemaking, urban economics and urban microclimate.