Staff Member
Ahmed Mohamed Salah el din Ouf Professor Emeritus

Mobile :01001464474
Work Phone :22717336

Qualifications :

B.Sc. (1981) "Architectural Engineering" Cairo University (Egypt)

M.Sc. (1984) "Urban Design" Cairo University (Egypt)

Others (1987) "Urban Design" Pennsylvania (USA)

Ph.D. (1989) "City and Regional Planning" Pennsylvania (USA)

Fields of Interest :

Urban Design

urban conservation

urban planning and the Globaliztion process in The city

Recent Publications :

2011 “Informality: a problem or a way of life”, pp.74-77, Magaz Design Magazine, v. 402

2010 Reconstruction and rehabilitation of disaster stricken cities”, joint research for the fifth scientific conference of the Arab Architects Association

2009 Mega Projects in a Global World”, invited research paper for Bursa Congress of Architects, Bursa Odasi Mimarlik

2008 Lower and Higher Urban Quality Cycles in Urban Heritage Areas; Rejuvenation vs. Conservation”, Journal of Urban Design

2007 Non-comprehensive planning approaches for rapidly urbanizing communities”, Journal of Planning Theory and Practice, Published by Routledge for Taylor&Francis Group

2006 The Role of Engineering and Planning Standards in Achieving Children Rights” (in Arabic), Arab Child Rights between International Charters and regional Visions

2006 Planning Approaches for Rapidly Urbanizing Communities”, Sharjah Ninth Urban Planning Symposium –SUPS9

2006 Waterfront Regeneration : models for urban planning interventions” a joint paper with Arch. Amany al-Rayes, International Real Estate Research Symposium, IRERS, National Institute of Valuation (INSPEN),

2005 Planning Approaches from Structure Plan to Action Plans within a Vision” with others, Abu Dhabi City Planning Conference,

2005 Changing Urbanization; Changing Planning Approaches”, Sharjah Eighth Urban Planning Symposium SUPS8

2004 Urban Heritage and the Unilateral Global Culture: Convergence or Conflict”, IASTE Working Papers Series v.# 170: Heritage Discourse in Post-Global Era, Berkley, California

2004 Urban Heritage and the Unilateral Global Culture: Convergence or Conflict”, IASTE

2004 Managing Urban Heritage Conservation to Promote an Integrated Vision of Cultural Continuity”, Sharjah 7th Urban Planning Symposium (SUPS7),

2004 Urban Conservation in Cairo: global demand and local motivations”, Dubai International Conference on Heritage Conservation

2003 An Innovative Approach for the Revitalization of Older City Districts, a Case From Cairo", Sharjah 6th Urban Planning Symposim SUPS6

2002 Urban Heritage Conservation as a Knowledge Base for Cultural Planning”,was presented at two events ; Sharjah 5th Urban Planning Symposim, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, and International Urban Design Summit, Mimar Sinan University, Istanbul,

2002 Community development projects in older city districts: user participation mechanisms in Egypt”, International Development and Planning Review (IDPR) (formerly Third World Planning Review)

2001 Authenticity and the Sense of Place in Urban Design”, Journal of Urban Design, Volume 6, Number 1, pp. 83-95, UK: Carfax Publishing

2001 Urban Management for Development in Older City Districts", Sharjah Fourth International Urban Planning Symposiuem (SUPS4),

2001 Urban Design in Heritage areas: a case from Cairo”, Proceedings to the First International Urban Design Meeting “Urban Design: Process of Globalization and Local Specifities”, Mimar Sinan University, Istanbul,

2000 Documentation and Conservation of UAE Urban Heritage”, Second Arab Gulf Conference on Folklore and Oral History, Zayed Center for Heritage and History, al-Ain City

2000 Creating a Sense of Place as a Tool for Sustaining Urban Culture”, Arab Regional Conference on Environmental Balance and Sustainable Urban Development, UNCHS, Arab League, and Arab Institute for Development of Cities

2000 Sustainable Concepts in Old Muslim Cities: Sustainability in Action”, (Joint research) Arab Regional Conference on Environmental Balance and Sustainable Urban Development, UNCHS, Arab League, and Arab Institute for Development of Cities

1999 Redesigning the Urban Core; The resurrection of culture and history into the city future”, EDRA 30th Annual Year book, Environmental Design and Research Association, Orlando, Florida,

1999 Urban Considerations in Conserving Urban Heritage: the case of Dubai City”, Journal of engineering and applied science, Mattariyah Faculty of Engineering, Cairo

1999 Urban Conservation in Practice and Theory: Shifting Attitudes”, research paper to Cairo University / Texas A&M University conference on “Planning Education for the 21st Century”, Cairo,

1998 Approaches to urban conservation; the case of selective urban restoration in al-Meraijah District, Sharjah city”, First Sharjah Urban Planning Symposium:

1998 Reconstructing a Historic Image; Techniques and Process in Sharjah City”, IASTE Working Papers Series v.# 119: Reconstruction of Historic Images, Berkley, California

1998 Rebuilding and replacement of decaying building material; a least expensive approach to urban conservation”, Proceedings of the Arab League Conference on Building Restoration and Rehabilitation, sponsored by the Arab League

1998 A historic account for Urbanization in the United Arab Emirates; links to the future", Proceedings of the 8th International Planning History Society (IPHS) Conference “20th Century Planning Experience”, University of New South Wales, Sydney Australia

1997 Building code as an economic determinant to urban form; the case of Nasser city in Cairo”, Azhar University 5th International Engineering Conference

1996 Designing with behavior settings (5): re-evaluation for a public space design", Bulletin of the Society for Egyptian Engineers, Cairo

1996 Designing with behavior settings (4): an application in public space design", Bulletin of the Society for Egyptian Engineers, Cairo

1996 Designing with behavior settings (3): an introduction to a cultural-appropriate design", Bulletin of the Society for Egyptian Engineers, Cairo

1995 Priorities in selecting restoration sites: an urban-conscious approach", pp.91-98, in the edited book of Jere L. Bacharach (edit.) The Restoration and Conservation of Islamic Monuments in Egypt, Cairo: The American University in Cairo Press

1994 Designing with behavior settings; a culturally appropriate design approach", Bulletin of the Society for Egyptian Engineers, Cairo

1992 Role of the physical planner in Less Developed Countries", Journal of Engineering and Applied Science, Faculty of Engineering, Cairo

1992 Retail services" and "Religious services", in "Planning standards for services in Egyptian cities"; Joint research for the General Organization for Physical Planning (GOPP) and the General Organization for Housing, Building, and Planning Research (GOHBPR)

1992 New cities' impact on housing the urban poor", Housing International Conference: policies and housing systems for low income communities, sponsored by the General Organization for Housing, Building, and Planning Research, Cairo

1991 Informal housing: a definition that has a problem" (in Arabic), Bulletin of the Egyptian Architects Association, Cairo

1991 Cultural Appropriate Design and Building Performance", a paper to the International Symposium on Environmental Design and Building Performance, hosted by the Department of Architecture, Faculty of Engineering, Cairo

1990 Classic land price theory and low-income housing", a paper for the Scientific Engineering Bulletin, Cairo

1990 The Role of The Planner in The Third World", a paper to the 4th AESOP Congress in Reggio Calabria, Italy

1990 Building Technology's Adaptability to Land Use Patterns", a paper for the Academy of Scientific Research Symposium on "The Impacts of Building Technology and Environment on Housing", General Organization for Housing and Building Research, Cairo

1990 The Impact of Industrial Change on Traditional Physical Environment: The Case of Damietta, Egypt”, IASTE Working Papers Series v.# 25: Tradition in the Face of Modernity: Continuity and Change in Architecture, Berkley, California

1990 Urban Villages: a direct consequence of rapid urban growth", a paper and slide presentation for the HABITAT 1990 conference in Egypt "Shelter and Urbanization", held at the General Organization for Housing and Building Research, Cairo

1986 Assessment of small scale furniture production in Jamaica: A Physical plan proposal", summer research, for University of the West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica

1984 Image of metropolitan areas; case study of the Greater Cairo region", M.Sc. thesis, Cairo University

Recent Projects :

2004 A New Life for the Bait Sarkal”, evaluation and proposal report, in collaboration with Heritage Strategies International Inc. , Washington D.C., commissioned by Government of Sharjah

2003 Preparing a Heritage Development Plan for the Area Between the Citadel and the Aqua ducts of Cairo", an L.E. 50000 grant from Cairo University

Recent Books :

2002 Introduction to Urban Design". Single-authored book in Arabic, Cairo: Al-Zahraa Press, published by the author

2000 Urban Conservation Concepts for the New Millennium in the United Arab Emirates”, single-authored book in English, published by Zayed Center for Heritage and Culture, P.O.Box 23888 Al-Ain City, Abu-Dhabi