Full Name:
Ghada Farouk Hassan
Academic Rank:
Professor
ASU Email:
ghadafhassan@eng.asu.edu.eg
Departmment:
Urban Design and Planning
Graduation Year:
1989

Dr Ghada is currently head of the department of urban design and planning
Dr Ghada was leading an applied research about the demarcation of needs in existing cities using GIS and demographic data, in order to define comprehensively the deprived areas in el Menya City.This study was the initiation for an innovative approach to deal with the unplanned areas on the national level, managed by the ISDF.
Dr. Ghada was participating in preparing the future strategic vision of Cairo 2050 managed by the GOPP, she was responsible of the urban studies, analysis and the coordination with other specialties. she was also involved in the urban surveys and building database of the main agglomeration of Cairo,

She had also participated in the preparation of the strategic urban development plan (SUP) of 50 cities, managed by UN-Habitat as a team leader and urban planner. She had also participated in the implementation of the “Regional Urban Sector Profile Study” (RUSPS) research action-oriented project sponsored by UN-HABITAT in both Suez and Alexandria cities.

Dr Ghada is currently the consultant of participatory planning at the GOPP engaged to document and evaluate the participatory process followed in the project of the future Cairo vision and as the team leader responsible of the componant of the participatory planning the third phase of the project

Dr Ghada was leading the pilot project of slum upgrading through participation (El Matarya district) that was held by the GOPP. Also she had participating in the inventory and the surveys and the classification for unsafe areas in Egypt as consultant at ISDF (Informal Settlement Development Funds). She was involved in preparing the strategies for dealing with informal settlements in Egypt achieved by the GOPP. Also she was the participating in the urban upgrading of Abouhashish area, Cairo gavernorate, Ezbat Maamoon area, ElFayoum governrate.

In the domain of urban design, dr Ghada was participating as urban designer and landscaper in many projects in Half Moon Beach development project, and KAND project at Saudi Arabia

Dr ghada has many publications concerning the Regeneration Of Inner Cities, Participation, and Urban Planning


Degrees:
4/30/2012 Professor in urban design and planning
Awards:
Not Available
Books:
1 LOCALISATION OF RAPID URBAN SECTOR PROFILING FOR SUSTAINABILITY (RUSPS) IN EGYPT UN-HABITAT UNITED NATIONS HUMAN SETTLEMENTS PROGRAMME Regional Office for Africa and the Arab States 2006

2 PARTICIPATION SLUM UPGRADING Documented experience from Ismailia, Egypt UN-HABITAT& UNDP 2011

Published Research:
 Informal Settlement: A Tricky Query International published at the proceedings of Conference SB13 November 2013 Fairmont Hotel, Cairo

 Distribution of Densities Within Metropolitan Cities - The Case Of Greater Cairo Region published at JAUES ISSN:1110-6409 in 2011

 Efficiency Of Participation In Planning- Comparative Study Between Two Experiences Applied In Egypt published atAEJ – ALSEVIER- Volume 50, Issue 2, June 2011, Pages 203-212

 Review & Re-Evaluation of The Successive Housing Policies In Egypt published at JAUES ISSN:1110-6409 in 2011

 The Enabling Approach For Housing Supply - drawbacks & prerequisites piblished at AEJ – ALSEVIER Volume 50, Issue 2, June 2011 Pages 421-429

 Regeneration As An Approach- for the development of informal settlements in metropolitan published at AEJ – ALSEVIER-Volume 51, Issue 3, September 2012 -Pages 229-23

 Participatory Planning Experiences in Egyptian Cities: Pragmatic Approach towards Sustainability published at The international conference of sustainable architecture and urban development 2010

 Water front of the Nile River and tourism potential: comparison study between the banks of the River Nile islands of Zamalek and El-Roda published at Al Azhar University Journal 2010

 The Analysis of the Activities related to the Nile river in the CBD area in the Greater Cairo Region published at Ain Shams Journal of Architectural Engineering (A S J A E) Vol. 1.No. 1 ISSN: 1687-8604 december 2009

 The Environmental Dimension In the Rapid Urban Sector Profile for Sustainability (RUSPS) as an Effective Tool for Achieving Environmental Sustainability in Egyptian Cities Published at the International conferences of Ain Shams ASCEE April 2007

 Developing Innovative Approaches for Financing Housing to Meet the Challenge of Affordable Shelter for the Urban Poor in Egypt published at international GOPP Conferences December 2006

 Conflict between Tourism and Industrial development along Suez north coasts , INTA Conference March 2005

 Evaluating The Sustainability Of The Landscape Network In H. Frey Model Of Sustainable City -Published at Cairo university first conference, 2004

 Health Neighborhoods, Towards Achieving Sustainability, Brasilia Conference 2004

 Decentralization Of Urban Governance & Its Importance In Realizing Sustainable Urban Settlement. Published at the Arabic Regional Conference at Dec.2003- Cairo.

 The Natural Reserves Within Urban Context – Case of AlGhaba Al Motahaguerah Published at Al Azhar Forth Conference – 2003

 Sustainable Development Of The Historic Areas Around Magra Al Oyoun –Published at Al Fayoum Conference For Tourism Development 2002

 The Environmental Planning &Planning Principles for The Natural Reserved Areas
Analytical Comparison of Different Urban Fabric Forms



Published Research in Confernces:
 2013 Participating in The international conference of sustainable architecture and urban development (SB13) Fermont , Cairo Nov 2013

 2010 Participating in The international conference of sustainable architecture and urban development (SAUD 2010) Royal Hotel, Amman, Jordan July 2010

 2010 Participationg in World Urban Forum WUF Conferences September 2010, Brazil, by organozing the egyptian exhibition: Cairo 2050: Approaches for Financing Housing for the Urban Poor in Egypt

 2010 Speeker at the AFD conference at December 2010 Cairo

 2007 Participating in the stearing commetee and the organisation of the International conferences of Ain Shams ASCEE April 2007, ASU

 2004-2005: Participation in Organizing, ASCEE 1 Ain Shams International Conference For Environmental Engineering.

 2003-2004: Team members in EDAPSE_ASOU Organization for education upgrading Program funded by the World Bank at Faculty of Engineering, Ain shams University



Educational and Research Projects:
Not Available
Consulting and Engineering Projects:
Consultant of Informal settlement at ISDF (informal settlements development funds) since 2008.
 International TOT expert of Strategic Planning and Slum upgrading at the UN-HABITAT since 2005.
 Consultant of Participatory Planning and Urban development at General Organization of Physical Planning (GOPP), Ministry Of Housing, Utilities and Urban Communities since July 2009.
 Chief of Architecture Department, engineering faculty, The French University in Egypt, UFE, since September 2012 till August 2015.
 Professor in Urban Planning Department, Faculty of Engineering. Ain Shams University – Egypt since July 2012.
 General Manager of the Technical Office at GOPP since 2006 till 2012.
 Consultant of Urban development and city planning at General Organization of Physical Planning (GOPP), Ministry Of Housing, Utilities and Urban Communities since July 2004.
 Member of the Implementation team in USPS projects (Urban Study profile for sustainability for 7 cities in Egypt) sponsored by the World Bank and UN- Habitat 2004-2006).
 Member of Review Committee of Ain shams university for the National project of preparing the Pilot Planning of rural settlements in the delta of Egypt (2002-2005).
 Consultant of urban planning and design at Center of Urban Planning and Urban Development studies CUPUD at Engineering Faculty – Ain Shams University since 2000.
 Teaching member at Urban Planning Department, Faculty of Engineering. Ain Shams University – Egypt since April 2000.
 Member at Center of Environmental Design & Research – CEDR Berkeley University California USA, 1998-2000.

Supervised Thesis:
M.Sc thesis Solid Waste Management System As A Way To Support The Strategic Plan For The Development Of Egyptian Cities By arch Rania Abbas Mostafa in June 2012
Urban Planning Department, Faculty of Engineering, Ain Shams University successfully accomplished

M.Sc thesis Analytical Study Of Methods Used For The Development Of The Deteriorated Heritage Area By arch Bothaina Samih in June 2011
Urban Planning Department, Faculty of Engineering, Ain Shams University successfully accomplished

PhD thesis Urban Redevelopment For Water Front Of Metropolitan Cities By arch Ahmed Samy Abdel Rahman in June 2011
Urban Planning Department, Faculty of Engineering, Ain Shams University successfully accomplished

PhD thesis An Approach To Sustainable Design Of Intermodal Stations In Greater Cairo Region By arch Ola Mohamed Bakry in 2008
Urban Planning Department, Faculty of Engineering, Ain Shams University successfully accomplished

M.Sc thesis Towards A Common Vision Between Urban Designer And Urban Space User By arch Marwa Adel ElSayed in June 2008- Urban Planning Department, Faculty of Engineering, Ain Shams University successfully accomplished

M.Sc thesis Conservation Policy Of Historic Areas And Cities In Egypt By arcg Dina Maarouf DeifAllah in June 2008- Urban Planning Department, Faculty of Engineering, Ain Shams University successfully accomplished

PhD thesis Planning For Sustainable Rural Development In Egypt By arch Marwa Aboul Fotouh ElSaid in December 2006 –
Urban Planning Department, Faculty of Engineering, Ain Shams University successfully accomplished

PhD thesis “Participatory Planning Of Rural Areas In Egypt” by Arch Marwa Abou ElFotouh in September 2006
Urban Planning Department, Faculty of Engineering, Ain Shams University successfully accomplished

M.Sc thesis “Urban Planning Of Water Fronts” by Arch Ahmad Samy in May 2005
Urban Planning Department, Faculty of Engineering, Ain Shams University successfully accomplished

M.Sc thesis “Sustainable Urban Landscape In Neighborhoods”.
Arch Nashwa Ahmed Wael in May 2004 successfully accomplished

M.Sc thesis “Urban Corridors As Main Components Towards Achieving Sustainability”. by Arch. Abeer El Shater in September 2004
Urban Planning Department, Faculty Of Engineering, Ain Shams University successfully accomplished

Other:
a- Research interest:
 Smart Growth, and Regeneration of the inner cities, Housing and informal upgrading, sustainable urban design, community participation. The current rapid urbanization is bringing about many challenges in the spatial distribution of people and resources, as well as in the use and consumption of land. These horizontally sprawling cities find it gradually harder to deal with an ever increasing urban population, on the other hand, the death of inner cities and the gentrification are threaten metropolitan downtown.. The Largely due to the absence of urban planning strategies, frameworks, and coordination, population growth tends to result in large conurbations and urban sprawl, as residents spill from the core municipalities to occupy land in surrounding urban centres, often lacking accompanying services, amenities, and infrastructure and forming new informal areas.