Guest Editorial: Saudi Vision 2030




Situated in the heart of the Middle East, Saudi Arabia or the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) has played a significant role in the Arab region since the pre-historic and pre-Islamic periods. The discovery of oil in 1938 brought a major transformation to the country, which has since become one of the world’s largest oil producers and exporters. The oil industry boom occurred during the 1970s and 1980s and resulted in the rapid development of the economy. This in turn transformed the country into a modern state; a change that touched all sectors, including the built environment.

Author Biography

Yenny Rahmayati, Prince Sultan University (Women's Campus), Riyadh - Saudi Arabia

My current appointment is as Assistant Professor in Architectural Engineering Department. Previously I was a Lecturer and Accredited Supervisor for Doctoral and Master Research Study at School of Design, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia where I also did my Post-doctoral as Research Fellow. I received my PhD in Architecture from School of Design and Environment, National University of Singapore and has a Masters in Sustainable Heritage Development and Management from the Australian National University. Hold Bachelor of Engineering in Architecture (Hons) from Indonesia. Obtained my Graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching for Higher Education from Swinburne University of Technology, Australia and did a refresher course in urban revitalisation from Institute for Housing and Urban Settlement (HIS), The Netherlands. Besides academic experiences, I have more than 15 years professional works as researcher/consultant for several international aid agencies and non-profit organisations such as the UN agencies, World Bank, the Asia Research Institute (Singapore), Environmental Resource Management (Spain) and Global Heritage Fund (California), in the area of architecture, cultural heritage, community development, housing and urban studies. Subject taught including Basic Design, Technical Drawing, Architecture Design, Coop, Introduction to Architecture, Urban Planning and Housing, Urban Design, Structure and Construction, Contemporary Design in Architecture, Global Design, Product Design Engineering and Communication in Architecture.​




How to Cite

Rahmayati, Y. (2022). Guest Editorial: Saudi Vision 2030. Ekistics and The New Habitat, 81(2), 1–2.