Omar Al-Battaineh is Associate at international engineering consultancy Arup leading Transport Planning for the UAE. With 14 years of planning experience, he leads transport planning and parking design teams and projects. Omar is a chartered engineer and holds a master’s degree in transport planning from the University of Toronto in Canada and Bachelor degree in Civil Engineering from the Jordan University of Science and Technology in Jordan. Omar has extensive experience in all areas of transport and urban planning including management of large multi-disciplinary projects; multi-modal transport master plans and policies; master planning; transport impact studies; design of complete streets, street networks and junctions; parking studies and design; transport modelling; stakeholders management; and managing of multi-disciplinary planning teams. Omar worked in the UAE for the last 11 years, serving private developers and government clients in the UAE, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Kuwait. He is currently providing advice for large scale development projects in the region. Omar is a promoter of complete streets in our cities in the Middle East. His key aims are to encourage innovative project solutions with complete understanding of local requirements.