I am an independent urban researcher, practicing design architect and teaching in the Arab Academy for Science and Technology and the American University in Cairo.
I hold a Masters of Science with a thesis is titled Resilient Rules: Culture and Computation in Traditional Built Environments. I am cofounder of Cairo from Below and Madd initiatives which share the aim to encourage inclusive urbanization in Cairo.
I am affliated with a number of urban initiatives such as Megawra and Tadamun. I also maintain the Drawing Parallels blog where he draws comparisons between urban conditions in Cairo and other cities in search for emergent patterns.