Dr. Sahar AttiaChair, UN-Habitat University Partnership Initiative (Habitat UNI) and Professor of Architecture & Urban Design Department of Architecture Cairo University Egypt
Dr. Sahar Attia is currently an Emeritus Professor of Architecture and Urban Design at the Faculty of Engineering, Cairo University where she was Head of the Department of Architecture from 2013-2017.
She has more than 35 years’ experience in academia, architecture practice, and community activities. In addition to her teaching and research work at Cairo University, Dr. Sahar is the founder of the Associated Consultants, a multi-disciplinary consulting firm where she practices the design of sustainable solutions with a special focus on sustainable cities.
She has coordinated several national projects with Egyptian authorities and international partners and serves on the Board of Directors of Ecocity Builders, a non-profit public benefit corporation in SF California-USA. She is a member of the Stakeholders Advisory Group Enterprise (SAGE) and chairs the steering committee for the Universities Network Initiative of UN-Habitat (UNI). From 2014-2017 she was co-chair of the Research and Academia Constituent Group of the General Assembly of Partners for Habitat III (GAP).
Dr. Sahar is co-editor of “Dynamics and Resilience of Informal Areas: International Perspectives” (Springer, 2016) and “New Cities and Community Extensions in Egypt and the Middle East” (Springer 2018). She contributes to several journals as a member of the board of editors.