Full Name:
Yehya Mohamed M. Serag
Academic Rank:
Associate Professor
ASU Email:
yehya_serag@eng.asu.edu.eg
Departmment:
Urban Design and Planning
Graduation Year:
1999

Yehya Serag received a Bachelor degree in Architecture with a major in Urban Planning and Design from Ain Shams University, Cairo. He, then, obtained his MA in human settlements (PGCHS – Catholic University of Leuven) as well as a Post Graduate Certificate in spatial and regional planning after completing the European Module for spatial development and planning (New Castle University). He graduated with a PhD on the topic “Networking and networks as tools for regional development and planning: Human settlements’ development potentialities in the Western part of Egypt” from the department of Architecture, spatial planning and landscape (Catholic University of Leuven). Since April 2014, Serag holds the position of an associate professor of urban and regional planning at the Department of Urban Planning and Design at Ain Shams University. From December 2010 to September 2014, he coordinated the MSc IUSD. He is currently interested in the impact of politics on urbanism as a new line of research, as well as , urban and regional strategic planning and development.

He organized several international exchange workshops with universities in Belgium.


Degrees:
3/31/2014
Awards:
Not Available
Books:
2016 - The Blessings of ‘Non-planning’ in Egypt, Serag, Y. And AbdelWahab, M. in Strategic Planning: an international perspective, eds: Albrechts, L, Hillier, J and Balducci, A. , Taylor and Francis (Forthcoming).
Published Research:
2011- From Social Networking to Political and Physical Impacts: Some Lessons from the Egyptian Lotus Revolution, paper published in Urban insights Journal - 2011, Routledge .
Published Research in Confernces:
2015 - Impact of Politics on the Planning of the new city of Toshka in Egypt, paper published in the proceedings of the AESOP 2015 conference, Prague, July 2015.

2013 - Nubian Resettlement Challenges Between past memories and present settings, paper published in the proceedings of the SB13, Cairo, November 2013.

2013 - The Haussmanization approach From a counter revolution urban fabric to a success factor for the Egyptian revolution in Cairo , paper published in the proceedings of the SB13, Cairo, November 2013.

2012 – blind regional planning in Darfour , paper published in the proceedings of the Azhar international engineering conference December 2012

2010- Border settlements in Egypt, between trans-border cooperation and defending the sovereignty of the country, paper published in the proceedings of the Regional Studies Association Annual Conference, Pecs – Hungary, May 2010.

2009- Give me a fish until you teach me how to fish An integrated development approach proposed in Upper Egypt, paper published in the proceedings of the Regional Studies Association Annual Conference, Leuven – Belgium, April 2009.

2008- People's Will: Rural Human Settlements Development in Frafra, paper published in the proceeding of the first International conference for Architecture, Urban and Regional Planning (ARUP), held by Ain Shams University, Cairo, October 2008.

2008- Networking and Networks as tools for regional spatial development and planning: Human settlements’ development potentialities in the Western part of Egypt, PhD thesis, KULeuven, Belgium

2007- Combining Hierarchies and Networking: A regional development approach in remote peripheral regions, the case of the Western Part of Egypt, paper published in the proceeding of the International conference of new concepts and approaches for urban and regional policy and planning, organized by KULeuven, April 2007.

2006- Regional Planning in Egypt: Between Myth and Reality, paper published in the proceeding of the first International conference for Architecture, Urban and Regional Planning (ARUP), held by Ain Shams University, Cairo, October 2006.

2006- Networking a tool for human settlements regional development, presentation given at the Alumni workshop of KULeuven on the margin of the World Urban Forum (WUF3), Vancouver, Canada, June, 2006.
2005- Regional development attempts in Egypt: A historical review, paper published in the proceedings of the 8th joint Doctoral seminar, March 2005, Leuven.

2005- Human Settlements development potentialities in the Western desert of Egypt, Networking as a tool for regional development and cooperation; a reflection on physical networks. Paper accepted for the Cairo University International conference ARCHCAIRO- February 2005.

2004- Human Settlements development potentialities in the Western desert of Egypt. Paper published in the Al Azhar International Engineering congress (Cairo- December 2004)

Educational and Research Projects:
Not Available
Consulting and Engineering Projects:
Urban and regional planning projects for several cities in Egypt and interventions in other locations. (see attached CV)
Supervised Thesis:
eight Master theses had been supervised and finalized, while several others are ongoing.


Other:
Not Available