Ibrahim is a Ph.D. candidate in urban planning and governance at Virginia Tech in USA, where he also works as a lecturer and researcher in the fields of sustainable urbanization and urban policies. Ibrahim’s research focus is on urban policies that improve the quality of life in cities, specifically in sustainable development policies borrowed from other countries, and how these urban policies are affected by the Saudi local context during their assemblage, mobilities, and implementation. Ibrahim previously worked as a teaching assistant at the University of Business and Technology in Jeddah, where he taught several subjects, and also served as the assistant director of the Master of Engineering Management program. He also worked previously at a consultancy firm as an assistant project manager and managed several public and private projects around the Kingdom. He also worked as an urban planner for the municipality of Warsaw, IN, USA in a community-based project to create a successful plan to revitalize the downtown of the city of Warsaw. Ibrahim has also did several volunteer jobs such as in the Municipal Council of Jeddah to solve the urban challenges facing the city, and the Saudi Students Association in the USA. Ibrahim holds a master’s and bachelor’s degrees in urban and regional planning from USA and Saudi Arabia respectively.