Biography

ASSOC. PROF. DATIN NORSIAH BINTI ABD. AZIZ, Ph.D.
Head of Department (Urban and Regional Planning)
Faculty of Built Environment
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
81310 JOHOR BAHRU
MALAYSIA

Email : b-norsiah@utm.my
Phone no : +(6)07-5530767   /  +(6)012- 7910371
Fax : +(6)07-5566155

Norsiah binti Abd. Aziz, born in Malacca and grew up in Kajang, Selangor; a wife, a mother of four children and grandmother of two lovely granddaughters. She is the Head of Department since 2011 and an Associate Professor at the Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Faculty of Built Environment, UTM. She holds a Ph.D in Urban Planning from Universiti Malaya and Master in Anthropology & Sociology from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. Her areas of research include social and community planning; and rural planning. She teaches introduction to planning, planning theory; and social and community planning at undergraduate and postgraduate level at UTM.  Throughout her service, she has published  articles on planning education, sustainable planning, neighborhood planning and community engagement in planning. She is also a  Corporate Member, Malaysian Institute of Planners and a Registered Town Planner, Board of Town Planners Malaysia.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION
Ph.D (Urban Planning), Universiti Malaya, 2002.
M.A (Anthropology & Sociology), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 1993
Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 1984