Recent Activities - Selected

2018 Professor of Sustainable Urbanism in the Global South and Academic Programme Director at the Masters Programme on Urban Ecological Planning, NTNU Trondheim (Norway)
2017 Partner and steering board member in the Erasmus+ program IMPAQT: Integrative Multidisciplinary People-centred Architectural Qualification & Training, on behalf of the University of Kassel, a capacity building initiative between European and Egyptian institutions
2017 External Evaluation of UN-Habitat's City Planning Expansion and Design Unit including the Global Programme on Public Space and the Urban Planning and Design Lab 2013-2016, together with Prof. Dina Shehayeb
2017 Member of the United Nations working group on the human settlement indictors of the SDG’s
2016 “The New Urban Agenda in the Global South: Engaging Research in Policy Making”, The United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development. Panel member and discussant. 17 - 20 October 2016, Quito - Ecuador
2016 Partner, Coordinator in the Erasmus+ Project SES: Social Inclusion and Energy Management for Informal Settlements, on behalf of theUniversity of Kassel, a capacity building initiative between European and Ethiopian institutions
2016 Trends and Typologies of Contemporary Urban Development in the Context of Climate Change. Key-note lecture at the IGCS Conference in Chennai, 05.12.2015
2015 Self-Organisation and Urban Sustainability, Lecture on at the Munich Science-days, 17.11.2015, http://www.muenchner-wissenschaftstage.de
2015 Co-chair of the thematic group on Housing and Planning; Organising several workshops and drafting of a policy position paper for Habitat III in partnership with the Network-Association of urban Researchers on Urbanisation in the South, and the Cities Alliance, Brussels.
2015 Participatory Design of Parks and Public Spaces using the Block-by-block approach: Model Project of the Endstreet Park North in the Inner City in Johannesburg; Public Space and Safety Expert