Egypt is suffering from exploding dense slum areas and ever fast urbanization, within global and regional economic and social prosperity competences; so determining the datum of accepted well-being has to be essentially considered.

Quality of life (QOL) is a booming raised slogan by humanitarians and environmentalists. The first international conference on QOL values both research and practice, each track will strive to combine research papers, exemplary national and international case-studies and best practices for building sustainable and resilient lives, in harmony with the ecosystem and local resources and creating livable, working and productive settlements.

The conference provides opportunities for academics, experts, practitioners, researchers, members of industrial companies, professional offices, start uppers or postgraduate students, strategies & policyómakers, related local authorities and facility managers and all delegates to exchange new ideas and bring them in fruitful discussions that will move us closer to more sustainable living environments meanwhile fostering the relations between researchers and decision makers.


Determining the urban challenges of the new decades affecting human settlements in light of the coherent QOL paradox of the society and to capture knowledge and best practices with the target of prioritizing and mapping innovative solutions to local, regional and international challenges.

Revolutionizing the way of thinking and planning for the development of resilient buildings & cities and that's by investigating approaches for regional and local design principles and new directions in city planning, urban & architecture design and moving in the direction of participatory design and socially-driven architecture, informed by local initiatives and socially-minded processes that empower communities.

Insisting on the need of good governance supported by a strong policy framework and guiding principles as policy acknowledges the role of government and governance on the one hand, academia, ?nance, investment and community on the other, and moving towards sustainable education and best practices at all levels.


Theme 1: Urban Challenges of the New Decades
1.1. Humanitarian and urban challenges in slum areas
1.2. Challenges 8: development of new settlements
1.3. Climate change & other environmental risks
1.4. Buildingsí systems , fabrication and urban's new technologies
1.5. Best practices for a better quality of life
1.6. Related issues

Theme 2: Sustainable Development
2.1. Sustainable regional development
2.2. Sustainable & smart settlements
2.3. Sustainable urban design
2.4. Livable & green buildings
2.5. Related socioeconomic aspects

Theme 3: Good Governance and Public Awareness
3.1. National & regional urban strategies and policies
3.2. Housing strategies and policies
3.3. Heritage areas strategies and policies
3.4. Urban & buildingsí legislation
3.5. Urban & buildings' performance quality control
3.6. Communitiesë participation
3.7. Real estate development
3.8. Public awareness via media and education

Every intended author has to deliver a 300-word-abstract prefaced with its related theme & topic(s) and 3-5 keywords, and the authors of the accepted abstracts have to deliver their full papers according to the full paper format guidelines

*All submitted papers will be peer refereed, and the accepted papers will be published on the conference proceedings (soft-copy), and the best paper(s) selected by the scientific committee will be published on HBRC Journal (Elsevier)”.


Prof. Dr. Abbas Mohamed El Zafarany (Cairo Univ.)
Prof. Dr. Adel Yaseen (Ain Shams Univ.)
Prof. Dr. Ahmed Atef (Ain Shams Univ.)
Prof. Dr. Ahmed Mokhtar (American Univ. in Sharja)
Prof. Dr. Ahmed Ouf (Cairo Univ.)
Prof. Dr. Ahmed Shalaby (Cairo Univ.)
Prof. Dr. Ahmed Sherif (American Univ. in Cairo)
Prof. Dr. Ali Abdul-Rahman (Cairo Univ.)
Prof. Dr. Amal Abdou (Helwan Univ.)
Prof. Dr. Amr Elhalafawy (Cairo Univ.)
Prof. Dr. Assem El Gazar (Cairo Univ.)
(Head of General Organization for Physical Planning GOPP)
Prof. Dr. Bashayer Khairy (Ain Shams Univ.)
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Bernd Kochendörfer (TU Berlin)
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christoph Nytsch-Geusen (Universität der Künste Berlin)(tbc)
Prof. Dr. Ehab Okba (Fayoum University)
Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Elke Pahl-Weber (TU Berlin)
Prof. Dr. Essam El-Din Khalil (Cairo Univ.)
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Frank Schwartze (Hochschule Lübeck)
Prof. Dr. Haddad Saeed Haddad (HBRC)
Prof. Dr. Hala Hijazi (HBRC)
Dr.-Ing. Hassan El Mouelhi (TU Berlin)
Prof. Dr. Hossam Eldin Elboromboly (Ain Shams Univ.)

Prof. Dr. Khaled Dewidar (British Univ. in Egypt)
Prof. Dr. Magda Metwally (HBRC)
Prof. Dr. Mohamed Reda Hagag (Cairo Univ.)
Prof. Dr. Mohammad Fahmy (Military Technical Collage, MTC, Cairo)
Prof Dr. Mohga Embaby (Fayoum University)
Prof. Dr. Morad Abdel-kader (Ain Shams Univ.)
Prof. Dr. Mostafa Refat (Ain Shams Univ)
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Nicole Riediger (Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft Berlin)
Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Peter Berten (TU Berlin)
Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Peter-Diedrich Hansen (TU Berlin)
Prof. Dr. Ruby Morcos (Ain Shams Univ.)
Prof. Dr. Sahar Attia (Cairo Univ.)
Prof. Dr. Sahar Sodoudi (Freie Universität Berlin)
Prof. Dr. Sayed Shebl (HBRC)
Prof. Dr.Sherif Fakhry (Egyptian Russian Univ.)
Prof. Dr. Sherif Mourad (Cairo Univ.)
Prof. Dr.Suzzette Aziz (HBRC)
Prof. Dr. Tetyana Morozyuk (TU Berlin)
Prof. Dr. Uwe Tröger (TU Berlin)
Prof. Dr. Uwe-Jens Walther (TU Berlin)
Dr.-Ing. Wulf-Holger Arndt (TU Berlin)
Prof. Dr.Yasser Mansour (Ain Shams Univ.)
Prof. Dr. Zineb Salah El Deen (HBRC)


Prof. Dr. Neamat Nazmy
Prof. Dr. Ahmed Hessein Kamel
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hend Farouh
Ass. Prof. Dr. Mona Azouz
Heba Sherif Mourad (M.Sc.)
Dr. Sarah Elariane
Dr. Dina Salem

Prof. Dr. Rudolf Schäfer
Ahmed Khalil (M.Sc.)
Abdelrahman Fatoum
Papon Dev (M.Sc.)