Professor at the Housing and Building National Research Centre (HBRC), Egypt
Dina Shehayeb is an architect / urban designer, professor at the Housing and Building National Research Centre (HBRC) in Cairo, Egypt, and the principal of her private consultancy firm Shehayeb CONSULT. She earned her M.Sc. in Housing and Neighborhood Design from Cairo University in 1989, and her Ph.D. from UWM at USA in 1995 focusing on Environment & Behavior Studies in Urban Design of Streets and Public Space. Specialized in trans-disciplinary research, she works on bridging the gap between the physical environment and its socio-cultural and psychological dimensions. Her expertise lies in users’ needs-based neighborhood design and planning, revitalizing historic areas, participatory design as well as development of planning and design guidelines. She has participated in multiple studies and projects and served on several committees with national and international institutions. Most recently she is an Expert Member of the Habitat III Policy Unit “Urban Spatial Strategies: Land markets and segregation” in preparation for the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III) to be held in Quito, in October 2016. She has more than 30 publications in scientific journals, conference proceedings and books, and has taught nationally and internationally.