Heba Allah Essam E Khalil is Professor of Sustainable Urbanism in the Department of Architecture, Faculty of Engineering, Cairo University, Egypt.
She teaches and conducts research in community development, informal areas, and integrated urban systems.
She has built a number of international research partnerships focusing on urban metabolism and improving urban micro-climate in highly dense cities through meta-flow analysis, simulation and participatory action research. She has also worked as an architect, urban planner and housing expert with multi-scale agencies, authorities and clients both local and international.
She has worked for multiple public agencies and international organizations on urban development, strategic plans and housing including: World Bank, Washington DC, USA; UN-Habitat, Cairo, Egypt and local authorities in Cairo.
Heba Allah Essam E Khalil was previously Adjunct Professor in Architectural Design, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA.
She holds a PhD in Architectural Engineering from Cairo University (2003).
Her publications include Energy Efficiency in the Urban Environment (CRC Press, 2015), and research published in journals including: Engineering Research Journal, International Journal of Sustainable Development & Planning.
Heba Allah Essam E Khalil was a workshop presenter at the 6th International LafargeHolcim Forum for Sustainable Construction in Cairo, April 4-6, 2019.