Habitat Unit

Doctoral Candidate

Yaman Hebbo 

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Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences
Faculty I, Architecture, Civil Engineering, Geomatics
Nibelungenplatz 1
60318 Frankfurt am Main

T + 49 – 69 – 1533 – 3694

Curriculum Vitae

Since May 2013, Yaman Hebbo has been an architect and urban planner pursuing his studies at a Ph.D. level at the Habitat Unit of the TU-Berlin. Yaman is exploring the topic of transportation and urban mobility planning in relation to another level of implementation while practicing it in the urban contexts of Assiut in Egypt, Kigali in Rwanda and Da Nang in Vietnam, case cities witnessing a challenging urbanization growth. Finding synergies between mobility and other sector-based urban services regarding their spatial allocations and relevant stakeholders is a goal. This is to examine, based on a trans-sector approach, whether it is possible to draw a model for sustainable urban transformation that adequately addresses the challenges of rapid urban growth.

He achieved his Bachelor of Science in Architecture in 2005 and then, in 2006, he received a Post-Graduate Diploma in City Planning. He achieved both degrees at the University of Aleppo in Syria. In October 2008, he came to Germany to join a Master of Science program in Urban Agglomerations at the University of Applied Sciences in Frankfurt am Main in 2010. 

The emphasis of Yaman’s Master thesis A Framework for the spatial planning of Aleppo in Syria was about defining the main elements of a development strategy for towns and cities in the developing world. Here he addressed the main common characteristics that describe the current urban status and indicate the future challenges of urbanity in these parts of the world. The aim was to draw a conceptual framework for the desired urban development based on a realistic case study together with a confidential database and information.


Since 2013 
Doctoral Candidate, TU Berlin
(Supervisior: Prof. Dr. Philipp Misselwitz)

2008 – 2010
Master of Science in Urban Agglomerations (M.Sc.), University of Applied Sciences, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

2009 – 2010
Post Graduate Diploma in Project Management and Organisations, University of Applied Sciences, Malmö, Sweden 

2005 – 2006
Post Graduate Diploma in City Planning, University of Aleppo, Syria

2000 – 2005
Bachelor of Science in Architecture (B.Sc.), University of Aleppo, Syria

Employment History+

Since 2014
Research Assistant
Rapid Planning Research Group, Frankfurt University of Applied Science, Frankfurt am Main 

2012 – 2014
Research Associate
Mobility and Space Research Unit, Center for Technology and Society, TU Berlin

2006 – 2008
Directorate of Engineering and Service Affairs, Department of Architectural Studies and Planning University of Aleppo, Syria

2005 – 2007
Architect & Interior Designer
SURADEC, Sustainable Urban Rehabilitation Architectural Design and Engineering Consortium, Aleppo, Syria

2004 – 2004
Directorate of The Old City of Aleppo, in cooperation with GIZ, Aleppo, Syria

2002 – 2005
SURADEC, Sustainable Urban Rehabilitation Architectural Design and Engineering Consortium, Aleppo, Syria

Research Projects+

Since 2014
Rapid Planning Research Project. Frankfurt Research Institute for Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geomatics, Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences

Since 2013
Doctoral Dissertation, Habitat Unit, TU Berlin. (Supervisior: Prof. Dr. Philipp Misselwitz).


Conference Papers

Lecture at International Symposium: Mobility and Urban Structures, Technical University of Berlin, Campus El-Gouna, El-Gouna, Egypt

Grants, Awards, and Fellowships+

2013 – 2016
EPIC Scholarships and Academic Cooperation Project under the Erasmus Mundus Programme