Mohammad Reza Ansari, M.Sc.

Last Unit: Environmental Analysis and Planning

Focus of activity

Mohammad Reza Ansari is an urban planning engineer. He holds a M.Eng. from the University of the Ryukyus, Japan, and is a former senior advisor to the deputy minister of construction in the ministry of urban development and land of Afghanistan. He has been involved in different city projects implemented in Afghanistan, including Stabilization of Urban Neighborhoods Project (SUN), Kabul New City Project (KNC), Urban Design Framework for Five Important Cities of Afghanistan, etc. His research activities are mostly focused on the assessment and analysis of urban facilities in developing countries.

Curriculum vitae

Professional experience

  • 01/06/2019 - 14/08/2021: Urban Planning Specialist, Ministry of Urban Development and Land of Afghanistan 
  • 21/05/2019 - 27/09/2019: Consultant, Barna Group Consultancy Service
  • 01/07/2013 - 19/09/2016: Urban Planner, Ministry of Urban Development and Land of Afghanistan 


  • 01/04/2017 - 20/03/2019: Master of Engineering, Urban Planning (University of Ryukyus), Thesis: A Study on the Applicability Assessment of Implementation of Kabul New Master Plan (2013) through Replotting for the Optimal Fair Distribution of the Urban Facilities in Kabul City
  • 01/10/2016 - 31/03/2017: Reserach Student (University of Ryukyus)
  • 30/06/2009 - 29/06/2013: Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Kardan University), Thesis: Analysis and Design of a Six-Story Mixed-Used Building in Kabul City

Fellowships and awards

  • 05/01/2019: Best Presentation Award, World Academy of Science Engineering, and Technology, ICCIUE 2019: International Conference on Civil, Infrastructure and Urban Engineering, Tokyo, Paper Entitled As: “Analysis and the Fair Distribution Modeling of the Urban Facilities in Kabul City"
  • 04/2017 - 03/2019: Master Degree Scholarship Award, Japan Cooperation Agency (JICA)
  • 10/2016 - 03/2017: Reserach Student Scholarship Award, Japan Cooperation Agency (JICA)