Full Name:
Marwa Abo Elfetouh Elsayed Khalifa
Academic Rank:
Professor
ASU Email:
marwa_khalifa@eng.asu.edu.eg
Departmment:
Urban Design and Planning
Graduation Year:
1995

Dr. Khalifa has obtained her B.Sc. (1995) & M.Sc. (2000), "Urban Planning" specialization from Ain Shams University (ASU), while her PhD (2007) was a joint supervision between ASU and the University of Sheffield, UK. Currently Dr. Khalifa is the academic coordinator for the Environmental Architecture & Urbanism Program in addition to being an Associate Prof. in the Department of Urban Planning & Design, Faculty of Engineering since 2012. Dr. Khalifa has major interest in informal settlements upgrading, participatory planning approaches, environmental assessment & risk reduction and resources efficient cities. She combines the advantages of having both the theoretical grounds and practical application experience. She has been teaching and supervising multidisciplinary topics, both undergraduate and postgraduate since 1996 to date. Simultaneously, she had provided consultancy services to national and international organizations in Egypt related to her area of expertise. Additionally, since 2007 she has participated in and coordinated 2 international cooperation projects with universities in EU, Latin America, South Asia and MENA Region related to higher education reform in the field of participatory planning and natural resources management.


Degrees:
January 2007 Ph.D.: "Planning for Sustainable Rural Development in Egypt" under a joint supervision between Urban Planning Department, Ain shams University, Cairo, Egypt and The Town and Regional Planning Department, The University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK. The joint supervision was under a channel system scheme sponsored by The Ministry of Higher Education, Egypt.
June 2000 M.Sc: "The Role of Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) in the Planning
Process" Urban Planning Department, Faculty of Engineering, Ain Shams University.
July 1995 B.Sc.: Architectural Engineering, Urban Planning Department, Faculty of Engineering, Ain Shams University (1st rank on class, Very good with first honor degree and very good grade for the project).


Awards:
Best Researcher representing the Department of Urban Planning (2013)
Books:
Not Available
Published Research:
• Johannes Hamhaber and Marwa A. Khalifa (forthcoming), “Educating for Efficient Participation towards Urban Resilience in Societies in Transition: The Case of Egypt”. Springer Book Series - RESILIENT CITIES: Re-thinking Urban Transformation, Book 6: “Participation and governance for urban resilience: exploring co-evolution and co-design approaches.”
• Elsisy, Aya, Ashour, M. Ayman, Khalifa, Marwa A., Khodeir, Laila M. (forthcoming), “Decision Making Ideology: Correlation Analysis between Informal Settlements Growth and Upgrading Policies in Egypt”. The Proceeding of ArchCAIRO 7th International Conference: Building Innovatively Interactive Cities - Horizons and Prospects 27th-29th March, 2017.
• Salma Yousry, Ayman Ashour, Youhansen Eid, Marwa A. Khalifa (forthcoming), “HOW CAN CITIES LEAD REAL CHANGE? Lessons learned from the Egyptian urban management system”. Journal of Urban Research. Vol. 22.
• Ysmine Bayoumi, Sherief A. Sheta, Marwa Kalifa (2016), Emphasizing the role of craftsmanship in urban planning interventions to promote tourism - Case study: Zaanse Schans, the Netherlands”, Mansoura Engineering Journal Vol. 41, No. 2, June 2016.
• Khalifa, M. A. (2015), " Evolution of Informal Settlements Upgrading Strategies in Egypt: From Negligence to Participatory Development". Ain Shams Engineering Journal (2015) 6, 1151-1159. doi:10.1016/j.asej.2015.04.008
• Elrefaei, H. and Khalifa, M. A. (2014), "A Critical Review on the National Energy Efficiency Action Plan of Egypt". Journal of Natural Resources and Development 2014; 04: 18-24
• Khalifa, M. A. and El-fayoumi, M. A. (2012), “Role of Hubs in Resolving the Conflict between Transportation and Urban Dynamics in GCR: The Case of Ramses Square", AicE-Bs 2012 Cairo - ASIA Pacific International Conference on Environment-Behaviour Studies: Future Communities: Socio-Cultural & Environmental Challenges. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences 68 (2012) 879-893.
• Khalifa, M. A. and Sandholz, S. (2012), “Breaking Barriers and Building Bridges through Networks: An Innovative Educational Approach for Sustainability”, International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, Volume 7, Issue 2 (April 2012).
• Khalifa, M. A., (2012), “A critical review on current practices of the monitoring and evaluation in the preparation of strategic urban plans within the Egyptian context”, Habitat International, 36 (2012), 57-67.
• Khalifa, M. A. and El Khateeb, S. M. (2011), "Fayoum Oasis between Problems and Potentials: Towards Enhancing Ecotourism in Egypt". URBENVIRON CAIRO 2011, 4th International Congress on Environmental Planning and Management. Green Cities: A Path to Sustainability. December 10 – 15, 2011 – Cairo and El-Gouna, Egypt.
• Khalifa, M. A., (2011), "Redefining slums in Egypt: Unplanned versus unsafe areas", Habitat International, 35 (2011), 40-49.
• Salheen, M., Khalifa, M. A., and El Khateeb, S. M. (2010), "Strategic Environmental Assessment in Land Use Planning - Towards Establishing SEA Framework in Egypt". Journal of Al-Azhar University Engineering Sector, Vol. 5, No.15 - April 2010, 564-576
• Khalifa, M. A. and Connelly, S. (2009), "Monitoring and guiding development in rural Egypt: local sustainable development indicators and local Human Development Indices", Environment, Development and Sustainability, Volume 11, Issue 6 (2009), 1175–1196.

• El-Housseiny, O. and Khalifa, M. A., 2002, "A Comparative Study of Sustainable Urban Design Elements in Residential Commercial Areas, Case Study: Heliopolis and Nasr City" - The Journal of Egyptian Society of Engineers, Vol. 41 - No.1 & No.2 - 2002.

Published Research in Confernces:
Chaarawi, Z., Khalifa, M., Maarouf, D., Abdellatif, M. (2016), “Evaluation of Stakeholders' Relationship in Housing Provision Process in Egypt: Case Study of 6th October City”. Improving Sustainability Concept in Developing Countries. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences 34 (2016) 618 – 630.
• Yasmin Z. Kamha , Marwa A. Khalifa, Aly N. El-Bahrawy. (2016), “Comparative Study of Community Resilience in Mega Coastal Cities Threatened by Sea Level Rise: The Case of Alexandria and Jakarta”. Urban Planning and Architecture Design for Sustainable Development, UPADSD 14- 16 October 2015. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences 216 (2016) 503 – 517.
• Salma Yousry, Ayman Ashour, Youhansen Eid, Marwa A. Khalifa (2015), ISERD - International Conference on Economics, Management and Social Study (ICEMSS) Cairo, Egypt - December 30th, 2015.
• Mai Sabry, Marwa Khalifa, Mohamed Salheen (2015), “Assessment for Community Participation efficiency in Informal Settlements Upgrading”. CUI '15 / 3rd International Contemporary Urban Issues Conference organized by DAKAM, Eastern Mediterranean Academic Research Center, in Istanbul, Turkey 19/11/2015.
• Johannes Hamhaber and Marwa A. Khalifa (forthcoming), “Educating for Efficient Participation towards Urban Resilience in Societies in Transition: The Case of Egypt”. RESURBE II: International Conference on Urban Resilience - New Stakeholders for Climate Change Action, 17 - 20 de September 2015, Bogota, Colombia.
Mohamed, A., Van Nes, A., Salheen, M., Khalifa, M. A. and Hamhaber, J. (2014), “Understanding Urban Segregation in Cairo: The Social and Spatial Logic of a Fragmented City”. Paper published in the proceedings of the 1st International Conference on “Smart, Sustainable and Healthy Cities” the CIB-MENA - Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 14-16 December 2014.
• Eid, Y. Y., Khalifa, M. A., Azouz, N. A. (2014), " Good Urban Governance of Informal Settlements in Metropolitan Areas: Case Study of the Informal Settlement of Ezzbet Al-Haggana, Cairo-Egypt". Paper published in the proceedings of WSB14 Barcelona – Sustainable Building Conferences, Are We Moving as Quickly as We should? It’s up to us! - Barcelona, Spain. 28-30 October 2014.
Khalifa, M. A. and El-Shafie, M. A. (2008), " Cairo in the context of global cities: from local into global". Paper published in ARUP 2008: The proceedings of the Second International Conference, Architecture..Urbanism & Time: A Vision for The Future, 25-27 October 2008, JW Marriot, Cairo, Egypt.
Educational and Research Projects:
• 2012 - 2015: Project manager for project "Participatory Planning and Natural Resources Management-Curricular Development (PartNaR)", within the German- Arab Transformation Partnership program, supported by the DAAD with funds from the Federal Foreign Office. Local partners include GOPP, UN-Habitat, ISDF and WFP.
• 2009 - present: Local coordinator for the Centre of Excellence: CNRD-Centre for Natural Resources and Development project, coordinated by Cologne University of Applied Sciences (CUAS - Germany) and includes 13 universities partners from (Indonesia, Chile, Mexico, Nepal, Egypt, Jordan, Kenya, Ethiopia, Sudan, Bangladesh, Vietnam, and Brazil). CNRD is supported by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, Exceed and DAAD.
25th – 31st October 2015: Participated in the Annual CNRD Network Meeting, hosted by the Kenyata University in Nairobi, Kenya.
Participation in Seminars, Workshops and training activities:
• 8th - 19th September 2015: Participation in the DAAD Alumni Special Project in the framework of the “Tropentag 2015” in Berlin. First phase of the seminar from 8th – 15th September is the seminar on “Science communication – (new) players and challenges?” hosted by Georg-August University Goettingen. Second phase from 16th – 18th September is the Tropentag 2015 Conference on “Management of land use systems for enhanced food security – conflicts, controversies and resolutions” in Berlin, Germnay.
• 7th – 12th October 2014: Participated in the Annual CNRD Network Meeting, hosted by the Vietnam Academy for Water Resources in Hanoi, Vietnam.
• September 2014: Participated in the first MOOC about Disasters and Ecosystems: Resilience in a Changing Climate - one of the course leaders. The MOOC is developed with partnership between UNEP, IUCN and CNRD. MOOC recording took place in Cologne Enterprise, Germany. URL: http://www.themooc.net/default.asp
• 23rd -27th June 2014: Participated in "Higher Education Didactics Workshop" with focus on Enquiry Based Learning (EBL) that held in University of Applied Sciences Cologne – ITT, Germany. The workshop is connected to project Participatory Planning and Natural Resources Management – Curricular Development (PartNaR).
• 3rd – 12th April, 2014: Participated in the DAAD Alumni Seminar on “Water, Energy and Sanitation in Urban and Decentralized Regions”. University of Oldenburg, Germany.
• 12th - 14th December 2013: Participated in an international workshop titled "Live Projects – Laboratories for Change? Towards sustainable teaching methodologies in applied urban settings". University of Stuttgart, Germany.
• 25th - 28th November 2013: Participated in the First Conference of Natural Resources and Development called: Food, water and energy security: integrated science for sustainability in Viña del Mar, Chile. Presented a paper titled "Implications of the National Energy Efficiency Policy on the Sectoral Development Policies in Egypt" and a poster titled "Exploring Impact of Sea Level Rise on Coastal Cities in Egypt: The case of Kafr El-Shiekh"
• 21st - 23rd November 2013: Participated in the Annual CNRD Network Meeting, hosted by the Agronomy Faculty of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, in Viña del Mar, Chile
• 5th - 7th November 2013: Participated in the 2013 Asian Environmental Educators’ Conference, with the theme --- “Moving Towards Integrated Climate Change Strategies ” at the Development Academy of the Philippines in Tagaytay City .
• 24th - 31st August 2013: Guest lecturer at Habitat Faculty, Autonomous University of San Luis Potosí, Mexico, under the umbrella of CNRD project.
• 22nd -30th June 2013: Team leader for a study visit to the Town & Regional Planning Department, University of Sheffield, UK within an exchange program between the former and the Department of Urban Planning & Design - Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt.
• 9th -14th June 2013: Participated in the 7th World Environmental Education Congress (WEEC 2013) in Marrakech, Morocco. A member of the PEDRR-CNRD Workshop on Disasters, Environment and Risk Reduction (Eco-DRR) that took place during the WEEC.
• 23rd -28th April 2013: Participated in "Higher Education Didactics Workshop" with focus on Problem Based Learning (PBL) that held in University of Applied Sciences Cologne – ITT, Germany. The workshop is connected to (PartNaR)
• 23rd - 26th October 2012: Attended a workshop on "Curriculum Development" within the activities of PartNaR held in ITT/CUAS - Cologne, Germany.21st - 23rd October 2012: Participated in the Annual CNRD Network Meeting, hosted by Ain Shams University in Cairo, Egypt
• 20th -25th August 2012: Attended the Training of the Instructors workshop for the elective module "Disasters, Environment and Risk Reduction - Eco-DRR" held in ITT/CUAS - Cologne, Germany.
• 16th -24th April 2012: Participated in the workshop on "E-Learning and Curriculum Development" held in Kathmandu, Nepal and organized by Center of Disaster Studies, Institute of Engineering at Tribhuvan University in collaboration with CNRD and supported by DAAD
• 12th - 24th February 2012: Attended the second contact phase of the UNILEAD programme at the Carl von Ossietzky University Of Oldenburg, Germany. After six weeks of Distance learning for module "Management of Human Resources". Furthermore, the contact phase encompasses workshops on several topics such as Quality Management, Leadership and Risk Management.
• 28th - 29th January 2012: Participated in the DIES Seminar 2012 by DAAD and ANQAHE on “Joint Degrees A Catalyst or a Challenge in Quality Assurance?”, Cairo, Egypt.
• 10th – 15th December 2011: Participated in the "URBENVIRON CAIRO 2011, 4th International Congress on Environmental Planning and Management. Green Cities: A Path to Sustainability December 10 – 15, 2011 – Cairo and El-Gouna, Egypt. And presented a paper titled " Fayoum Oasis between Problems and Potentials: Towards Enhancing Ecotourism in Egypt".
• 25th – 30th October 2011: Attended the CNRD Annual Network Meeting, which hosted by the Faculty of Geography, Gadjah Mada University, Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
• 10th – 14th October 2011: Participated in the PhD Summer School at Cologne University of Applied Sciences in Germany, as a co-supervisor of an Egyptian PhD student and gave a lecture on the topic “Urban planning in Egypt” on October 13.
• 18th September – 7th October 2011: Attended the first contact phase of the UNILEAD programme at the Carl von Ossietzky University Of Oldenburg, Germany. After an introduction phase of Distance Learning the initial contact phase covers 2 modules; "Project Management" and "Management of Financial Resources".
• 11th – 15TH October 2010: Guest lecturer for the second time for course "Integrated Planning: Housing and Social Issues" in the international Master Program "Technology and Resources Management in the Tropics and Subtropics", Cologne University of Applied Sciences – Germany under the umbrella of CNRD project.
• 18th April – 24th June 2010: Trainer at 3 consecutive courses for Training of Trainers (ToT) on the survey process and mass appraisal within the National Project for Real Estate Mass Appraisal.
• November – December 2009: Trainer at 3 workshops on how to prepare Action Plan for developing unsafe areas held in Aviation Defense Club and sponsored by the Informal Settlement Development Facility (ISDF).
• 27th October -3rd November 2009: Guest lecturer on course "Integrated Planning: Housing and Social Issues" in the international Master Program "Technology and Resources Management in the Tropics and Subtropics", Cologne University of Applied Sciences - Germany under the umbrella of CNRD project.
• 27th July -9th August 2009: Participating in developing a reader for course "Preparing an EIA case study" on Lake Maryut - Alexandria within the TEMPUS project CEIAC at the Institute of Landscape Planning and Ecology – University of Stuttgart, Germany.
• 21st -25th April 2009: Scientific Consultations on the Participation of Ain Shams University (ASU) in the planned CNRD-Centre for Natural Resources and Development of Cologne University of Applied Sciences (CUAS) in Cologne, Germany. Activities include planning the organizational set-up, contents and activities of the Nucleus on Renewable Energies and Energy-Efficient Building at ASU.
• November 2008: Training course on Advanced Environmental Modeling within the TEMPUS project CEIAC at Ain Shams University by the EU partner (Stuttgart – Germany)
• 25th - 17th October 2008: Participated in the Second International Conference, Architecture..Urbanism & Time: A Vision for The Future, 25-27 October 2008, JW Marriot, Cairo, Egypt. And presented a paper titled " Cairo in the context of global cities: from local into global"
• October 2008: training course on Basics of Environmental Modeling within the TEMPUS project CEIAC at Ain Shams University by a national expert.
• 27th July – 3rd August 2008: Intensive training course on Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) within the TEMPUS project CEIAC at the University of Applied Life Science- BOKU, Vienna – Austria.
• March 2008: Workshop on Action Planning Methodology at the GOPP-MHUUD, sponsored by the UN-HABITAT, the Regional Office for African and Arab States.
• 29th January – 14th February 2008: Intensive basic training course on environmental planning and environmental impact assessment within the TEMPUS project CEIAC at the Institute of Landscape Planning and Ecology – University of Stuttgart, Germany.
• 2nd December 2007 – 21st January 2008: Background Training Courses for the basic course of TEMPUS project CEIAC at Ain Shams University. Training encompasses multi – disciplines required to study EIA e.g. Geology, Ecology, Soil, Air Quality, Water Quality, Waste management and Noise.
• 2007: Attended several courses in Designing Curriculum, Research Writing and International Publishing, and Morals of Academic Research within project of capacity building of university staff members funded by the EU.
• September 2006 – December 2006: Courses in communication and presentation skills, Credit Hours, New Approaches in Teaching, Using Technology in Teaching and Profession Moral Constitution, within project of raising capacity of university staff members funded by the EU.
• June 2005 –September 2006: Courses at The Town and Regional Planning Department, The University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK in the following subjects: Values in Planning, Research Methods and Design, Qualitative Research Methods, Dissertation Writing, Speaking Skills and Introduction to N-VIVO.
• 25th July – 24th August 2004: "GIS Basic Course" organized by NCGIS project under the TEMPUS Program – Faculty of Engineering – Ain Shams University.
• 6th - 18th July 2004: "Arc-GIS Introduction I & II Course" organized by NCGIS project under the TEMPUS Program – Faculty of Engineering – Ain Shams University.
• 21st March – 8th July 1999: Courses for "A Computer Graphics Diploma" at YAT Education Center – Cairo – Egypt.
• 5th December – 16th December 1998: Training Course on "Environmental Evaluation of Urban Projects" at the Center of Planning and Architectural Studies – Cairo – Egypt.


Consulting and Engineering Projects:
• June – September 2015: Urban planning expert and team leader of Ain Shams University (ASU) team for the National Project “Egypt without slums in 3 years”, sponsored by the Ministry of state for Urban Renewal and Informal Settlements (MURIS). ASU team is in charge of conducting rapid assessment for 9 slums (unsafe areas) in 3 districts in Cairo: Masr Elqadima, Manshiet Nasser and Nasr City West in order to identify priorities for intervention, time schedule and financial plan, as pre-requisite for action plan preparation.
• May - November 2014: Planning, Urban Development and Social Expert for preparing the Environmental & Social Impact Assessment Study (ESIA) for the National project “The Construction of the Tunnels under the Suez Canal Project”. The study is performed by BECT and - Paymacotas-Getinsa - consortium, as a part of the consultancy services provided to the National Authority for Tunnels (NAT), Arab Republic of Egypt.
• January - March 2013: Preparing an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) study for a touristic village in Marsa Alam "Sea Garden village". The study is performed to Marsa Alam Company for Tourism Development
• June - December 2012: Urban Settlements Expert for preparing the Environmental & Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) study for Almaza Commercial City Center Project (ACC). The study is performed by ALDAR Consultants.
• September 2012- September 2014: Coordinator of the Self Evaluation Committee, Quality Assurance Unit (QAU) at Faculty of Engineering, Ain Shams University.
• December 2011 - August 2012: Urban Consultant at the Informal Settlements Development Facility (ISDF), accomplished the task of identifying and classifying informal markets in Sharqya Governorate, Giza Governorate and Qalyobia Governorate
• July 2011 to date: Preparing the Housing and Environmental Studies for Abnoub City, Assiout Governorate, within the project of "Preparing the General and Detailed Strategic Plan for the Egyptian Cities" sponsored by the GOPP - MHUUC.
• January 2011: Urban Planning expert for project "The development and investment of car parking in the Southern of the Eastern region Emara - Damam, Saudi Arabia"
• September 2010: Urban Settlements Expert for preparing the Environmental & Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) study for Alexandria West Wastewater Treatment Plant Extension and Upgrade Project. The study is performed by CH2M Hill / ALDAR, Subcontractors to Chemonics Intl and sponsored by the USAID.
• January – June 2010: Urban Consultant at ISDF for preparing Action Plan for 2 unsafe areas in Zagazig city, Sharqya Governorate namely Derist Abdel Salam Aref & Derist El-Noqrashi.
• February – May 2009: Urban Consultant at the ISDF, accomplished the task of identifying and classifying unsafe and unplanned areas in Sharqya Governorate.
• May 2009: Monitoring & Evaluation Consultant at the ISDF to develop the system for Monitoring performance and evaluating progress towards achieving its objectives.
• February 2008 to June 2009: Teaching at the Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport - College of Engineering and Technology - Department of Architectural Engineering and Environmental Design, Cairo Campus. The undergraduate course title is "Introduction to City and Regional Planning" and postgraduate course, which titled "Urban Environmental Planning".
• 2008: Spatial Analyst at the project "Strategic Urban Plan for Greater Cairo Region 2050", GOPP –MHUUC and UN-HABITAT. Responsible on Sector 1 (El-Salam, Tl-Marg and El-Mataryah).
• 2007 to 2013: Monitoring & Evaluation Consultant at the UN-HABITAT for the project of "Preparing Strategic Urban Plans for Small Cities in Egypt", sponsored by the UN-HABITAT with cooperation with the GOPP –MHUUC. Successfully accomplished the evaluation of 3 out of 10 cities (phase 1 of the prospected 50 cities of the project). Cities are: Quesna and Berket El-Sabea, Menofeya Governorate and Samanod, Gharbya Governorate. Also 7 cities out of 20 cities; phase 2 of the project. They are El-Mahmodya, Abu Hommos, Abo El-Matameir and Etay El-Baroud (El-Behira Governorate), Tala & El-Bagour (Menofeya Governorate) and El-Santa (Gharbya Governorate). Furthermore, 5 cities out of 20 cities; phase 3 of the project. They are Badr, Hosh Eisa, Eldelingat, El-Rahmanya and Shoubra Kheit (El-Behira Governoarte).
• 2007 to date: Assistant Prof. then Associate Prof. since (2012) teaching at Ain Shams University – Faculty of Engineering – Planning and Urban Design Department.
- Courses for undergraduates are: "Environmental Planning and Design", " Environmental Studies", " City Planning and Housing", "Report Writing"
- Courses for postgraduates are:" Urban Upgrading of Informal Settlements", "Environmental conservation and the built environment", " Environmental Impact Assessment" and "Participatory Planning".
• 2007 to 2015: Participated in the project of "Preparing the General and Detailed Strategic Plan for the Egyptian Cities" sponsored by the GOPP - MHUUC.
o As an Environmental expert and a member of the CUPUD for Preparing the General and Detailed Strategic Plan for Al-Mansoura City. (finished)
o As an Environmental expert at the Center of Planning and Architectural Studies (CPAS) for Preparing the General and Detailed Strategic Plan for Assiout City. (finished)
o As an Environmental expert at the Egyptian Bureau for Engineering Consultancy for Preparing the General and Detailed Strategic Plan for El-Khanka City. (finished)
o As a Housing and Urban Planning Expert at the Integrated Development Group (IDG) for Preparing the General and Detailed Strategic Plan for Abnoub City. (ongoing)
o As an Environmental expert at the Center of Planning and Architectural Studies (CPAS) for Preparing the General and Detailed Strategic Plan for Tahta City. (ongoing)
• 2007-2010: A member of the steering committee at TEMPUS project titled: A Curriculum for Environmental Impact Assessment Courses (CEIAC), JEP_33097_2005, in collaboration with Stuttgart University (Contractor), University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences – BOKU, Vienna, and HBRC and GOPP (Egypt).
• 2007: Team Leader for two villages in the national project of "Preparing the Strategic General Plan for the Egyptian Villages". The two villages are El-Kanayes village & El-Aali village, Markaz Kafr El-dawar, Al Behira Governorate.
• 2007: Participated in preparing the technical report and urban design of Porto Cairo project – New Cairo City at the IDG.
• 2005: Participated in the national project of "Preparing the Strategic General Plan for the Egyptian Villages" at the interviews phase in Sharabas village – Markaz Faraskour – Domiatte governorate. Sharabas was the prototype which is disseminated afterwards by the (GOPP) – (MHUUC) to all of the universities and institutions that are participated in the project.
• 2004 - 2005: Participated in the Rapid Urban Sector Profiling for Sustainability (RUSPS) project that sponsored by the UN-Habitat & UTI partnership. It includes preparing the Urban Profile of two Cities: Suez and Alexandria within participatory planning approach under four main themes; slums, environment, governance and gender.
• 2002 – 2004: A member of the CUPUD team who participated in the national project of "Preparing the Guidance Physical Plans for the Egyptian Villages" sponsored by the GOPP – MHUUC in the following villages:-
 El-Adleya village & Shoubra El-Nakhla village, Markaz Belbeis, Al Sharquiya Governorate
 Tahanoob village & El-Gaafra village, Markaz Shebeen El Kanater, Al Qalyoubia Governorate
 Saft Tourab village & Mahalet Abo Ali Elqantara village, Markaz El Mahalah El Kobra, Al Gharbia Governorate
• 2000 - 2006: Assistant Lecturer at Planning and Urban Design Department – Faculty of Engineering – Ain Shams University
• 1999 - 2000: Junior planner at the Engineering Consultant Office for Planning and Architecture (ECOPA). Participated in landscape works and preparing the technical report of the Structural and General Plan of Qous City – southern region of Upper Egypt.
• 1995 – 2000: Demonstrator at Planning and Urban Design Department – Faculty of Engineering – Ain Shams University
• 1995 – 1997: Junior Architect at the Bureau Egyptien de Conseils Techniques (BECT). Participated in the following projects:
 Greater Cairo Metro Line No.2 (Shoubra Elkheima – Giza), Line 2 (Phase A & B) Massara & Attaba Stations – Shop Drawings
 Egyptian National Training Center (ENTC) – Working Drawings
 Ghaza Airport – Landscape and Architectural Drawings
 Sama Tour Resort (Competition) at El Ain El-Sokhna – Urban design and Architectural drawings
 Car Exhibition (Seoudi) - Design and Architectural Drawings
 6th of October Storage & Distribution Company (SOSDI) Dry Port – Tender Drawings


Supervised Thesis:
Currently supervising 14 M.Sc. students and 3 PhD students. 3 PhD students and 8 M.Sc. students have accomplished their theses. Research fields include the following thematic areas: Upgrading of informal Settlements, Environmental Assessment & Risk Reduction, Sustainable Urban Development, Participatory Planning, Governance and Housing policies.


Other:
• 2013 to date, Member of the Commission on Ecosystem Management (CEM): one of IUCN’s six Scientific Commissions.
• 2012 to date, Member of the Editorial Advisory Board of Journal of Natural Resources and Development JNRD
• 2008 to date, Member of the Research and Postgraduate Affairs Committee at Faculty of Engineering, Ain Shams University
• 1995-to date, Member of the Egyptian Engineering Syndicate, Architectural Branch.