Khalied Jacobs is an urbanist at heart with a deep interest in contemporary city-making and has shaped his career through interrogating the everyday experience in our cities. He has used his experience in academia to influence his method of practice and has shaped his design philosophies through experimentation. Jacobs holds a Directorship at Jakupa Architects and Urban Designers. His primary interest is in the humanist ideals of city making and has promoted notions of equity and justice through his work. He has developed expertise in participatory planning methods, particularly for those in volatile contexts and a proficiency in urban design for commercial developers as a retroactive and corrective exercise.