Nancy M. Abdel-Moneim

Nancy M. Abdel-Moneim
Arab Academy for Science, Technology & Maritime Transport | AAST · Department of Architectural Engineering and Enviromental Design

PhD in Architecture and Urban Studies
Director of ARCHEO Living Lab-Community Innovative Supply; Associate Dean-Faculty of Engineering & Technology

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Introduction
Nancy M. Abd El-Moneim is an Egyptian Architect, holds a Ph.D. in Architecture from Cairo University (2016) from where she got her Bachelor of Architecture. As for her master degree, she got it from the school of Economics at Catania University. Her previous research includes issues related to Informal Settlements and the governmental toward it. Abd El-Moneim is interested in the Built Environment and the human behavior toward it. in Addition to her project the cities quality of life. On the other hand, she has an experience in Historical Conservation she worked in many documentation and restoration projects all over Egypt.Currently, she is an Assistant Professor at the Arab Academy for Science Technology and Maritime Transport.
Additional affiliations
November 2016 - present
Arab Academy for Science, Technology & Maritime Transport
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
February 2014 - October 2016
Education
June 2011 - September 2016
Cairo University
Field of study
  • Architecture Engineering
November 2007 - November 2008
Scuola superiore di Catania
Field of study
  • Economics of cultur Heritage

Publications

Publications (15)
Book
This book is an initiative to raise the awareness of gender equity in the MENA cities. Women who contribute effectively in the urban workforce, with a high percentage of mobility, must be respected and made feel safe. In conservative societies such as the MENA, gender equality faces many challenges due to customs and traditions; the authors aimed t...
Article
Purpose Urban planning in the Global South is insufficiently discussed in research. In addition to the global lack of utilization of research in practice, this lack of discussion resulted in an apparent gap between research, practice, governmental policies and education particularly in the Global South. The paper explores the inconsistency of inter...
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Urbanization growth is creeping, and the number of cities will increase each day more than before. Predictions say that approximately 70% of the world population will live in urban areas by 2050. Hence, new approaches must be considered while designing/upgrading/enhancing urban places. This article describes a new theoretical model to enhance the u...
Article
Both public authorities and mid-high income groups, in many instances, tend to see urban informality as an illness that should be treated and/or eliminated. However, urban informality provides several attributes that contribute to the livelihood of many communities and surrounding residents. Urban informality possesses potentials that would facilit...
Book
This chapter book deals with Al-Darb Al-Ahmar area, which is one of the traditional districts in Historic Cairo that represents a socio-cultural and economic value to its residents. In addition to featuring the richest concentrations of Islamic architecture in the world. It has witnessed a regeneration project, planned and conducted by the Aga Khan...
Research
Government development plans have showed 1 great attention to developing informal housing areas, particularly after the Duweiqa rockslide in 2008. The state has established the Informal Settlements Development Fund, which divides such areas into unsafe areas 2 and unplanned areas 3. The mechanisms to deal with unsafe areas of the first and second...
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preFACe This book is an initiative to raise the awareness of gender equity in the MENA cities. Women who contribute effectively in the urban workforce, with a high percentage of mobility, must be respected and made feel safe. In conservative societies such as the MENA, gender equality faces many challenges due to customs and traditions; the authors...
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Street vending is a growing controversial phenomenon in urban environments. It is a survival strategy and an economic opportunity for countless numbers of marginalized vendors. However, the temporal presence of vendors is portrayed as the source of substantial urban issues, which detract from the quality of the urban public space and the public lif...
Conference Paper
Egyptian Heritage is one of the oldest and significant in history. Heritage sites are found all over Egypt yet deserted and unused disregarding the significance and value of these spaces. Understanding local socio-cultural contexts and cultural differences allow heritage places to be read and understood, revealing the cultures in which they were cr...
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This is the presentation for the research paper with the same title presented in the first Quality of Life conference in El-Gouna - Egypt. The paper discusses the quality of Public Space, how the space can meet the users’ needs. A comparative study of Public spaces has been held between the old city urban fabric and the new satellites cities. the p...
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Cairo is a cosmopolitan city, which passed through several intervals that made radical changes in its social and economic life that is reflected in its Urban Fabric. In the seventies of the 20th century, the state began to take different trends toward urban development. Eight new satellite cities have been built around Cairo to absorb the extended...
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Urban displacement is an emerging challenge for cities, triggered by an expanding array of factors that range from political conflict and climate induced disasters to environmental hazards and unsafe living conditions. The most prominent manifestation of the challenges of displacement is the need to evacuate or the actual destruction of housing wit...
Thesis
The research aims to put aspects of an integrated system, whether tangible or intangible, to either deal with unsafe areas’ resettlement projects in Situ or another location based on the compatible quality of life standards for evaluation and design. Research is divided into two parts theoretical and empirical. Where the first part focuses on unsaf...
Book
“World Heritage Site” (WHS) is an honor given to a place to differentiate it from another, to make it a superstar visited place from all around the world, bringing economic revenue to the city and the community. But beside this given benefit, the nomination brings also responsibilities, which have to be taken into consideration to avoid the elimina...
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Management of World Heritage Sites is a critical topic and part of its importance emerges from the economic value that these sites bring to the areas and communities where they are located. This study shows how the management plan of World Heritage Sites can play a big role in the development of the local community and the surrounding area. It aims...

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We study safety and satisfaction within public spaces in relation to light within different day intervals and within different environment sets.
We decided to split the questionnaire into six small ones, each consisting of 10 questions maximum, and this is the second one.
This survey aims to understand the correlation between lighting at different times of the day, activities in public space, and users' sense of safety within an environment rich with green color in the form of Shrubs.
We will be grateful if you fill this one, it will take around 5 mins only.
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I will be grateful if you fill this Questionnaire, it will take around 5 mins only.
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We are currently co-organizing a series of Seminars under the topic: Gender Equity of Cities in the MENA Region, funded by the Urban Studies Foundation. More information regarding the series is in the attached document. The team invite researchers from various related disciplines to contribute to the discussion. Venues for participation in the first event to take place on 9th of April 2019, include either a short video 4-5 minutes or a lightning talk of 5-7 minutes.
The Seminar is a parallel event to the biannual conference of the Department of Architecture, Faulty of Engineering, Cairo University ARCHCAIRO: BUILDING THE FUTURE NOW, RIGHTS TO BETTER LIVING, ARCHITECTURE AND CONTEXTS (8-10 April). http://archcairo8.cufe.edu.eg/default.aspx
All proposals should be submitted through e-mail before 12:00 am GMT, the 30th of January 2019, to the following emails:
All contributions will be assessed according to relevance to the seminar topic, authenticity and novelty. Additionally, successful entries will be invited to submit a 300-500 words abstract of their contribution to be included in the seminar documentation publication.
Best regards,
Heba Khalil & Nancy

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Project
The aim of this project is to explore the psychological restorative potential of various urban streets.
Project
This project is an initiative to raise the awareness of gender equity in the MENA cities. Women who contribute effectively in the urban workforce, with a high percentage of mobility, must be respected and made feel safe. In conservative societies such as the MENA, gender equality faces many challenges due to customs and traditions; the authors aim to foster women’s rights to the city and emphasize the notion of cities’ gender friendliness. The authors address women’s right to the city within different subjects & related domains. The discussants pose various questions: Are women’s rights respected within the design of the new cities? Are women’s rights taken into consideration while developing/ eradicating informal settlements? Is the female perspective regarded in public spaces? Do women have adequate transportation choices that enable them to actively engage in the labor market? All these issues are discussed among various stakeholders from multidisciplinary backgrounds. This provides timely input in the current quest for inclusive urban development and addressing both the SDGs and the New Urban Agenda.
Project
It is a series of research papers to investigate the impact of street markets' presence on the quality of urban public spaces and vitality of social life, through analyzing the socio-spatial and temporal attributes of these contemporary practices. This project could contribute to enhancing public spaces utilization, users' social life, and street vendors' economic performance.