Sara AL-Hassan is an urban researcher, and practitioner, with over three years of experience in the public, private sector, and independent research.
With a background in Architecture from the University of Khartoum. In her thesis, Sara worked in the incorporation of South Sudanese refugees in Sudan, where she spent some time in the El-Waral refugee camp south of Kosti, White Nile State, Sudan. After graduation, Sara worked as a teaching assistant at the University of Khartoum, eager to work in the development of Urban Planning education in Sudan.
Simultaneously, In 2019 she joined Studio Urban; where she manages the database system of urban information and cities. Moreover, she works as a researcher; in multiple research projects focusing on the commodification of land and its conflict and urban informality. Where she worked with government authorities and civil society organizations.
Independently, Sara published on the militarization of Khartoum's urban fabric, colonial legacy in the planning of Khartoum city. Through these experiences, Sara developed strong research and analysis skills, project coordination, and aims to work in developing the local urban governance in Sudan as a researcher and policymaker.