Dr Yazid Ninsalam

Associate Director, Biourbanism Lab Discipline Leader

Yazid holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Architecture and was awarded concurrent degrees in Master of Landscape Architecture and Bachelor of Arts (Architecture) with honours from the National University of Singapore. He is an alumnus of the Future Cities Laboratory, a research program of the Singapore-ETH Centre established by ETH Zurich and Singapore’s National Research Foundation.

As an academic at RMIT University, he delivered technical standard guidance to Heritage Victoria for the modelling and storage of 3D records of heritage places for DELWP’s VIC3D and UN-Habitat funded reports on nature-based solutions for climate change resilience in the Solomon Islands using LiDAR data. He was formerly part of the Climate Resilient Infrastructure Expert Panel in the Pacific Island Countries for the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

For nearly a decade, he has conducted field work and projects on landscapes across the Asia-Pacific region using drone photogrammetry and remote sensing. His expertise extends to the application of satellite and aerial imagery, LiDAR, and geospatial analysis to inform computational design methods. This informs projects in academia and practice in cities across Australia, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Japan, Vietnam, India, Solomon Islands, and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.


  • Site Analysis
  • Digital Twin
  • 3D Modelling
  • Environmental Design


  • Doctor of Philosophy (Architecture)
  • Master of Landscape Architecture
  • Bachelor of Arts in Architecture


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