Project 3


Cultural heritage represents the value people have given to items and places through their association. Although management of heritage is a crucial process, it may also represent a threat if it couldn’t efficiently engage community stakeholders. In order to minimize those threats, there is a need for achieving bidirectional communication, engagement and flexibility among the various stakeholders. Firstly, engagement and commutation processes are related to the process of efficient stakeholders' management, which can guarantee continued engagement in decisions like assessing significance, or in developing more effective conservation outcomes. Secondly, flexibility to change is highly relevant to developing a resilient community approach which would enhance community engagement in management and conservation of cultural heritage, and in the meanwhile overcome the rigidity of setting a fixed, inadaptable management plan. In other words, a resilient community will not only be engaged, but also can adapt to changes without losing essential qualities that defines their identity throughout the whole management process. The aim of this area of discipline is thus to achieve efficient stakeholders’ engagement throughout the process of cultural heritage management.

Research Team

  1. Laila Khodair
  2. Heba Soliman
  3. Dalia Ali
  4. Shaimaa Tarek

Related Journal Publication List

  1. Khodeir, L.M, Achieving Efficient Stakeholders' Engagement through Foundations of Resilient Development “A Synergistic Approach to Cultural Heritage Management in Neweiba, Egypt”, ArchCAIRO 8,8th International Conference, Building the Future Now, Cairo University In Egypt, 8 April -10 April  2019.
  2. Laila M. Khodeir, Reem Othman,(2018), "Examining the interaction between lean and sustainability principles in the management process of AEC industry", ASEJ Ain Shams Engineering Journal hosted by Elsevier Publisher, available online, Vol.9, Issue 4, pp. 1627-1634.
  3. Elshabrawy Habiba, Khodeir Laila, (2017), "Investigating current practices in conservation and management of built heritage through sustainable retrofitting methodologies, tools and approaches ",  CITAA The International Conference on cities Identity through Architecture and Arts, Cairo Egypt.
  4. Khodeir Laila, Soliman Heba, (2016)," Sustainable Development of Heritage Areas: Exploring Cyber-Physical Systems as a Potential to Move From 3D Content Model to Bi-dimensional Coordination for Built Heritage Management", International Journal of Recent Contributions from Engineering, Science & IT (iJES) 2017-03-29 | journal-article, Vol. 5 , Issue1, PP. 40-53. DOI: 10.3991/ijes.v5i1.6623.
  5. Khodeir Laila , Aly Dalia , Tarek Shaimaa,(2016), "Integrating HBIM (Heritage Building Information Modeling) Tools in the Application of Sustainable Retrofitting of Heritage Buildings in Egypt", Procedia Environmental Sciences 34 ( 2016 ) 258 – 270.