Curriculum Vitae


Doctor of Philosophy - Environmental Studies (Expected 2021),

Faculty of Environmental Studies,
York University, Toronto,
Advisor: Prof. Abidin Kusno

Master of City Planning (2016),

College of Environmental Design,
University of California at Berkeley.
Thesis: Housing Segregation in Delhi - The Role of City Planning
Advisor and Committee Chair: Prof. Teresa Caldeira
Committee Members: Prof. Lawrence Cohen and Prof. Charisma Acey

Bachelor of Architecture (2013),

Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi
Capstone Project: Redevelopment for Social Inclusion of Leprosy Colony, New Delhi
Advisor: Prof. Qamar Irshad


Graphics, Reports and Layouts

Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, and Microsoft Office Suite

Website Design

Wordpress and Square-space

Mapping and Data Analysis

ArcGIS, Stata, Python

Modeling & Post Production

AutoCAD, Revit, Sketch Up, Photoshop, Illustrator & CityEngine

Fellowships & Grants


Design Awards

Faculty of Graduate Studies Travel Grant, York University (July 2018).

YUGSA annual Research Travel Grant, York University (May 2018).

Nominated for Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies (April 2018).

York Graduate Scholarship (Sept 2017).

College of Environmental Design - Conference Travel Grant (May 2016).

Maharaj Kaul Memorial Fund - Research Grant from Institute for South Asian Studies, UC Berkeley (May 2015).

Summer Research Fellowship - College of Environmental Design, UC Berkeley (May 2015).

Pidilite Award for Excellence in Architectural Studies (Nov 2013).

DAAD student exchange grant with Erfurt University of Applied Sciences (Oct 2010).


Second Prize at Vertical Cities Asia Competition (July 2015).*

Commendation Prize – My Liveable Cities Ideas Competition (March 2015).*

Second prize winner in 11th Annual International Design Competition organized by International Association of Humane Habitat (April 2013).

Second Prize Winner in INSDAG 2010-11 National Students Design Competition (Dec 2011).*

Special mention in Khirki Masjid Adaptive Reuse Competition (Feb 2012).*

Second Prize Winner in INSDAG 2010-11 National Students Design Competition (Dec 2011).*

Special mentions in landscape design competition by LA! Journal (Nov 2011, Nov 2010).*

Special Mention Annual National Association of Students of Architecture -Design Competition (Dec 2009).*

*Team Award

Professional Experience

Community History Archivist (Feb 2017 to Aug 2017)
TODCO Group | San Francisco

Oversaw the digitization and organization of historical materials related to the 30-year development history of Yerba Buena Redevelopment project’s development and community litigation. Conducted interviews about the historical documents and built digital database to facilitate future research.

Urban Design Consultant (June 2016 to Nov 2016)
UrbanSim Inc. | Berkeley

Consulted for the development of the UI/UX of UrbanCanvas and UrbanDesigner software for Urban Planners, Designers and Policy makers. The job required me to bridge the gap between Urban Designers/Planners and core programmers.

Architect & Urban Design Consultant (June 2012 to Aug 2014)
Studio Urban Milieu | New Delhi

Produced research and design development reports; presented projects for approvals to government agencies. Lead team of 3 architects to produce requisite drawings and graphical materials and ensured completion. Projects: Development of Nehra Pahari at Jhunjhunu, Rajasthan as an ecological sanctuary and public space; multifamily high-rise housing projects with urban design guidelines; single family residences.

Intern Architect (Jan 2012 - May 2012)
Arch.i Platform | New Delhi

Designed graphics for Ramganga Ecotourism Map. Delhi 2050 assisted in the website design and management, coordinated events for Delhi 2050. Produced design options and construction drawings for the restoration of ‘Nimmu’ House (Laddakh) and development of a tourist rest house.

Intern Architect (May 2011 - July 2011)
Stephane Paumier Architects Pvt. Ltd | New Delhi

Produced construction drawings and conducted site inspections for O.P. Jindal Global Law School, Sonipat, Harayana (India).

Teaching Experience

Professional Development Workshops

Introduction workshops on ArcGIS and Adobe InDesign Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University (Dec 2018).

Teaching Assistantship

SOSC 1510: The Future of Work (Sept 2018 - April 2019)
Department of Social Sciences, York University.

SOSC 1000: Introduction to Social Sciences (Sept 2017 - Sept 2018)
Department of Social Sciences, York University.

ED 100: The City - Theories and Methods in Urban Studies (Jan 2016 - May 2016)
College of Environmental Design, UC Berkeley.

CP 140: Introduction to Urban Design - City-Building and Place-Making (Aug 2015 - Jan 2016)
College of Environmental Design, UC Berkeley.

PH112: Global Health (Jan 2015 - May 2015)
School of Public Health, UC Berkeley.

Assistant Professor (Adjunct)

Jamia Millia Islamia | New Delhi (Sept 2013 - April 2014).

Academic Service and Committees

Vice-President Finance and Services, York University Graduate Students’ Association (Since 2019)

As VP Finance and Services I am responsible for the health of YUGSA’s budget. In the course of my term as VP Finance I will create a fiscal budget for the year, adjudicate funding and donation applications for students, and disperse operating grant funds (OGFs) to departmental graduate student associations (DGSAs).

Affordable Housing Committee at York University (Since Sept 2018)

York University Graduate Students’ Association representative in the committee. This committee aims to build affordable coop housing for staff and students on York’s Keele campus by 2024.

CUPE 3903 - Advisory Committee on Race/Ethnic Relations, Discrimination and Harassment (Sept 2018 - May 2019)

This is a joint-committee of CUPE 3903 and York University is to discuss and investigate systemic and/or individual discrimination, interference, restriction, harassment or coercion exercised or practiced with respect to any union member in her employment relationship, by reason of race, colour, nationality, ancestry, place of origin or native language. The committee works closely with the Anti-Racism Working Group and may also make recommendations to the Labour-Management Committee.

Vice-President Equity and Community Relations, York University Graduate Students’ Association (May 2018 - April 2019)

As VP Equity, I strive to ensure that all York Community Members are successful in their endeavors. I am here to help graduate students through difficult circumstances by advocating on their behalf. By working with students and various advocacy groups to tackle equity-based issues, I believe we can bring positive change to the York campuses.

Advisory Committee Member, Emerging Asian Urbanism Lecture Series, York Centre for Asian Research - York University (Since June 2018)

PhD Representative on Hiring Committee, Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University (Since Sept 2017)

Editorial Team and Design Team, UnderCurrents: Journal of Critical Environmental Studies (Since Oct 2017)

Department Councillor for York University Graduate Students’ Association (Sept 2017 - May 2018)

Vice-President - College of Environmental Design Student of Color, UC Berkeley (May 2015 - May 2016)

CEDSOC is a student organization at UC Berkeley that engages in advocacy for students of color at CED, to promote social justice in the environmental design. I assisted the CEDSOC team in its annual curriculum survey that intended to gauge the reception of the curriculum by the communities of color at CED. The findings of the survey were presented to the faculty (and departments) along with recommendations to make the curriculum more inclusive. In addition, I also managed the finances and grant application on behalf of CEDSOC. I also organized film screenings, member meetings, and other public events focusing on issues like caste discrimination, mass incarceration etc.

Member of BLM (Black Lives Matter) Allies at CED, College of Environmental Design, UC Berkeley (Dec 2015 - Dec 2016)

Assisted in organizing movement to address and incorporate anti-black racism (currently and historically) into the department’s curriculum and programming. This included grant applications to host BLM Teach-ins etc. as well as a successful campaign for reinstating the Deans Diversity Scholarship at CED.

Joint Secretary, Students Association, Faculty of Architecture and Ekistics at Jamia Millia Islamia (Aug 2012 - June 2013)

Co-editor - Blueprint, Departmental magazine at Faculty of Architecture and Ekistics, Jamia Millia Islamia - (Jan 2011 - Jan 2012)

Academic Associations & Certifications

Graduate Associate, Centre for Feminist Research, York University (Since Sept 2018).

Graduate Associate, York Centre of Asian Research (Since Sept 2017).

Member, American Planning Association (Since Aug 2014).

Ontario Driver’s License - G2 Level (Since April 2018).

Registered Architect, Council of Architecture, New Delhi, India (Since 2013).

Conference Presentations

(2018). The relationship of housing segregation and religious violence in India, McGill-CREOR and Concordia Religion and Violence Colloquium, McGill University, Montreal.

(2016). Rendering Value from Slums. Inclusive Cities Conference, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi (with Zoe Roller).

(2016). Not in My Neighborhood. Contested_Cities to global urban justice - critical dialogues, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (with Zoe Roller).

(2015). Not in my Neighborhood A historical evaluation of segregation in housing in Delhi. UC Berkeley Circus Soirée.

(2013). Leprosy Colonies and Neglect. Architecture for Masses. Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi.

(2013). Whose city is it anyway? Architecture for Masses. Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi (with Taru).

(2010). Fulbright Workshop on Urban Design organized by Dr. Sheila Mitra Sarkar (Professor at San Diego State University).


Hameed, Yasir and Roller, Zoe. 2017. Ethics of Renderings and Slum Designs. Places Journal. e-ISSN: 21647798 DOI: 10.22269/0000, (Accepted but unpublished).

Hameed, Yasir. 2017. Masterplans and Patterns of Residential Segregation of Muslims in Delhi. Critical Planning Journal Vol.23. Luskin School of Public Affairs, UCLA e-ISSN: 1522-9807.

Hameed, Yasir. 2016. Not in My Neighborhood. Contested Cities: Working papers series.

Hameed, Yasir and Roller, Zoe. 2016. Rendering Value from Slums. Contested Cities: Working papers series.

Hameed, Yasir and Taru. 2014. A journey in colours: Khaleeq Ashfaq Khan. Studio Square and Solar Publications, New Delhi.