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I am currently working on my doctorate at the University of Helsinki in development studies. Master's degree programme in Urban Development - TU Berlin Campus El Gouna. Research interest is based around human geography and settlement, the center-periphery divide, and how to incorporate the social, historical, and governance dimensions in regional planning to come up with plans with better distribution of regional development.
This study examines the lifecycle of boomtowns in extractive industries through the examination of the life of petroleum cities. The economic and social dimensions of this phenomenon and its impacts on the residents and their surrounding environment is measured in the aspects of mobility, provision of services, demographic impacts, impacts on the p...
Company towns have been part of the urban fabric in many places around the world. Egypt had had its share of those starting with the construction of the Suez Canal. Recently with petroleum discovery in the Red Sea, petroleum companies started housing their employees in labour camps that in the case Ras Gharib evolved into a city. This articles exam...
Wars and armed conflicts have heavy tolls on the built environment when they take place in cities. It is not only restricted to the actual fighting which destroys or damages buildings and infrastructure, but the damage and destruction inflicts its impacts way beyond the cessation of military actions. They can even have another impact through physic...
I am pursuing a degree in Urban Development, focusing on Urban Sociology and I would like to have suggestion so as to where this can lead me as I am sort of lost at the moment.
The ancient port of Myos Hormos was established by the Ptolemies on the western coast of the Red Sea in Egypt. It witnessed great interaction between the Ptolemaic kingdom and later the Roman Empire and Eastern nations like India and China. However I found two sets of evidence regarding two different presumed locations of the port: one just north to the Egyptian city of Hurghada and the other north of the Egyptian city of Alqussair. Those locations are around 170 kilometers apart. Any further information on Red Sea ports will be very much appreciated
I have a friend who had just acquired her masters degree in the field of Architecture from the American University in Cairo. And she is looking a university or a research center where she can work on her PhD. Her master thesis was about retrofitting of existing buildings in order to reach a net-zero energy situation. A PhD research should be in the same field. Any suggestions?
A coastal region is the area of land bordering a large water body, mainly sea or ocean. Just exactly how big is it? Or what is included in that area? Is it only the shore, a narrow strip of land bordering the sea? Or does it have a certain depth agreed upon in academia? Or does it go on until it faces a different geographical feature such as a mountain, a river,..., etc.?