MSc. Yassine Moustanjidi

MSc. Yassine Moustanjidi

MSc. Yassine Moustanjidi

Researcher and Lecturer, Ph.D. Candidate

Telephone +49 (0)711 685 83371

Since 2017
PhD candidate at University of Stuttgart, Germany, on Geographies of cross-border urban governance in Singapore-Malaysia-Indonesia Growth Triangle

Dual Master Urban Design / Architecture at Berlin University of Technology / Tongji University, Shanghai, on Shanghai’s Urban growth scenarios 2030

Diploma of Architecture, at Ecole Nationale d’Architecture, Rabat, Morocco, on multifunctional urban agriculture in Casablanca

CV Summary

MSc. Yassine Moustanjidi is an architect and urban designer. He is a practitioner and a researcher on the issues of urban sustainability and mega-urbanization. He has been part of the international  research project “Future Megacities: Energy and climate efficient structures in urban growth centres” funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF),  which conducted  action-research in nine future megacities around the world (2009-2014).

Yassine has worked intensively on the challenges of urbanization within the MENA region, China, and Europe, and actively participated in a variety of International conferences, competitions and workshops on the topic. He also took part in regional leadership programs such as the “US-Middle East Partnership Initiative” in Washington, D.C and “Young Arab Leaders” in Kuala Lumpur.

Yassine is currently teaching and researching at the department of International Urbanism, University of Stuttgart, and is a PhD candidate working on the topic of cross-border urban governance in Singapore-Johor-Riau extended urban region.


Laue, F. (2018): Community-Based Climate Change Adaptation Options in Dry Urban Areas – The Special Case of Cairo’s Informal Settlements. In: Trialog Journal 129, Berlin

GIZ (2017): Guiding Concepts and Climate Change in Germany’s Urban Planning Practice – A review of the recent academic discourse. Commissioned by GIZ CFCC Program, Eschborn (lead author).

Laue, F. (2012): Vertical Versus Horizontal: Constraints of Modern Living Conditions in Informal Settlements and the Reality of Construction. In: Popular Housing and Urban Land Tenure in the Middle East: Case Studies from Egypt, Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey, p.111.

Co-Editing and Co-Authoring (selected):

2014 Co-editor and author of a publication Trialog-journal, issue on “Camp Cities”, University of Stuttgart/Chair of International Urbanism (Prof. Dr. P. Misselwitz), 2014

2013 “The Aleppo Archive – a place for the memory of urban history”, in collaboration with GIZ and Friends of the Old City of Aleppo Association, Stuttgart, 2013