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The project team is delighted to extend their heartfelt congratulations to Prof. Dr. Hebatalla Abouelfadl and Sarah Jameel for joining our Urban Acupuncture project team.

Hebatalla Abouelfadl, a graduate of the Faculty of Fine Arts in 1992, obtained her MSc in Architecture from Alexandria University in 1998. Later, in 2002, she achieved her Ph.D. through a channel system scholarship, a collaborative effort between Alexandria University and Howard University, USA. Presently, she holds the position of Professor in the Department of Architecture.
As a Heritage and Housing expert, Hebatalla actively contributed to the implementation and adaptation of the Regional Urban Sector Profile Study in Egypt, a collaborative initiative by UN-Habitat & UTI partnership. She also played a crucial role in formulating Strategic Plans for four small cities as part of the Small Cities’ Strategic Planning project in Egypt. In 2011, she served as the project director at the General Organization of Physical Planning, Ministry of Housing for a one-year term.
Currently, Hebatalla Abouelfadl serves as the Academic Coordinator for the Double Master Program, “Urban Design Revitalization of Historic City Districts,” a collaborative initiative among Alexandria University, Cairo University, and BTU Cottbus. Additionally, she holds the position of Acting Head of the Architecture Department at the Faculty of Fine Arts, Alexandria University.

Sarah holds a Bachelor’s and MS.C degree from Al-Nahrain University College of Engineering in architecture. She was also part of the Cultural Cooperation Group and studio between Al-Nahrain University and the University of Maryland “Bridging the Gap” Iraqi and American Design Exchange prize (2016-2022),
she is an Assistant Lecturer at the University of Babylon, Department of Architecture. Her most prominent interests fall within the field of Urban Design and Landscape Architecture, her field of study was Public Spaces and Urban Parks as urban catalysts for changing and renovating cities and making their Urban Branding.
She has published much research and participated in academic research groups within the Urban Design intervention framework. Her prominent topics: are sustainability and Adaptive Reuse, in addition to studying the role of academic Architects in the preservation and rehabilitation of the “Modern Heritage” by taking advantage of her experience within a government engineering working group specialized in documenting the buildings of pioneering Iraqi architects, including the “Mustansiriya University” complex in Baghdad as part of the efforts of documentation, preservation and urban renewal.


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