Muhammad Mashhood Arif, is a Doctoral Candidate in Architecture at the University of Leuven (Faculty of Architecture), Belgium. He received a Master in Transportation Sciences (Specialization in Mobility Management) from the University of Hasselt (2015-2017), Belgium and undergrad in City & Regional Planning (2010-2014) from University of Engineering and Technology, Pakistan.

He is an experienced urban and transport planner who has a national & international experience of up to three years in the planning and transport industry. Over the years, he has effectively managed all tasks and have gained insight about sustainable development and infrastructure. His key interests lie in research, housing, urban & transport development, policy making and sustainable design. His work includes, being a researcher at the Korea Institute of Science & Technology (KIST) where he, not only, explored multiple aspects regarding his subject area but also strengthened his statistical ability. His past positions working at the Urban Unit Pakistan and Lahore Development Authority; the two National level urban planning organizations, have made him have a firm hold on the practicalities of his research subject and interest.

At present, Mashhood is a scholar from the Higher Education Commission Pakistan and doing his ongoing research project Insights on Affordable, Resilient and Incremental housing within Urban Informal Settlements.  

His research is being supervised under the profound expertise of Dr. Kris Scheerlinck.