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SB 13

In Academic, Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Democratic Transition and Sustainable Communities

Overcoming Challenges through Innovative Practical Solutions


Aspirations and expectations vis-à-vis sustainable communities are being promoted in Egypt and worldwide. This requires revolutionizing the way of thinking and planning to proactively address local, national, and regional challenges taking into consideration the international Perspective.

Nonetheless, the global climate change phenomenon and the sustainable Building agenda represent a major challenge not only for developing sustainable communities, But more importantly, for managing the development of the socio-economic landscape.

The aim of SB13 Cairo is to redefine urban challenges in light of the democratic transition of the society and to capture knowledge and best practice with the target of prioritizing and mapping innovative solutions to local, regional, and international challenges. This is achieved through four main subthemes to investigate integrated planning and implementation policies, to explore potentials for incorporating new/alternative energy technologies on the urban and Architectural scale, to govern the successful implementation through local governance and capacity building; and finally to demonstrate state-of-the-art knowledge through real life Innovative practical solutions for disseminating and sharing lessons learnt.

The anticipated outcome of the conference aims to join forces between theory and practice and find common grounds within the regional and international context.


GUC German University in Cairo

AHK German Arab Chamber of Industry & Comerce

Ain Shams University

GUC Team:

Prof. Dr. Tamer El-Khorazaty Conference Chair

Asst. Prof. Dr. Wafaa Nadim Conference Co-ordinator

GUC Teaching Assistants:

Maha Shalaby Moataz Samir Sundus Sabry

7th Semester students: Heba Ezzat Ibrahim Anwar Marwa Adel Sara Kessba

5th Semester students: Reem Ashour Aliaa Aboulgheit Farah Safwat Norhan Ayman Yasmin Mardini

3rd Semester students: Arwa Essam Omar Salem Karim El-Kordy Malak Abdel Salam Nada Mansour Hanna Mostafa Yara Galal Yasmin Ammar