Dr. Rami Abdulhadi is a Palestinian with over 40 years of professional experience in urban planning and development. Holder of a Ph.D. in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, M.Sc. in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering and B.Sc in Aeronautical and Astronomical Engineering all from the University of Illinois- Urbana Champaign campus. Since 1984 Dr. Rami held the position of Director, Team leader, Co-Project Director, Project Coordinator and Institutional and Capacity Building at the Center for Engineering and Planning in Ramallah providing Strategic Development Framework for the City of Ramallah (SDF 2014-2035).
In addition Dr. Rami as Team Leader was responsible for the Evaluation and Update Phase and Implementation Plan (SDIP) in Cluster 04 Cycle II for 11 municipalities working in support of selected municipalities in monitoring, evaluation and updating their SDIP. The work includes assisting municipality staff in preparing the planned annual expenditures foe departments, preparing the needed documents for the preparation phase, advising departments on fund raising approach and evaluating implementation of the SDIP components. Beneficiaries of such support included among others cities and town such as Al Zaytouna, Silwad, Deir Debwan, East Bani Zeif, Jericho (2012-20130 and Marj Ebn Amer, A’rruna, Faqqua, Deir Ab- Daif, Jalbun, AlJamla, Abu- Ash, Sharqiya and Arabbuna (2011-2012). Dr. Rami was also the principal contributor to the Master Plan for the State of Palestine- Suggested Guidelines for Comprehensive Development both as Principal Author and Editor. Dr. Rami appeared in several international documentaries related to the ever-expanding Israeli settlements.