Malak Hakim

Malak is a nationally accredited urban planner with a broad range of experience with complex, multi-disciplinary, and multi-level planning for current and long-range projects. She has worked on creating planning documents for various communities including Affordable Housing Plans, MainStreet Master Plans, Comprehensive Plans, and Environmental Impact Studies. Malak also facilitates rezoning applications, annexations, variances, site plans, and construction permits. She has drafted custom zoning regulations as the primary author of a community level master plan that addresses projected population growth for a future planned community. Malak works with a broad range of clients and stakeholders. She provides representation at meetings with governmental agencies, neighborhood organizations, and public hearings. During her graduate studies at the University of Waterloo, Malak was a teaching assistant where she led seminars for several undergraduate courses on planning history, theory, and law. Malak holds a Master’s degree in Environmental Studies in Planning from the University of Waterloo and a Bachelor in Environmental Studies with a concentration in urban and regional environments from York University. 

Courses taught by Malak Hakim

Exploring the Regulation of Short-Term Rentals

This course will provide an overview of recent short-term rental trends, the impact of short-term rentals on local and national housing markets, the potential effects of short-term rentals on neighborhoods and adjacent properties, and the zoning and licensing requirements emerging as a means of regulating short-term rentals. 

67 Mins
AICP CM
CNU-A

Regulatory Implications of Tiny Homes

In this course we will define a tiny home and explore the history and appeal of this seemingly recent movement. The course touches on challenges associated with the legal development and regulation of this alternative residential option. 

58 Mins
AICP CM
CNU-A