Mona Helmy

Associate Professor, British University in Egypt (BUE)

Mona Helmy is an architect, urbanist, and educator. Currently, she is an associate professor of architecture and urban design at the British University in Egypt (BUE). She received a Doctoral degree in Architecture and City Planning from Stuttgart University, Germany. She holds a master’s degree in Urban Design and a Bachelor of Architecture from Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt. She holds a higher diploma of “Teaching for Understanding” from Harvard University.

Between 2010 and 2018, Dr. Helmy was the founding chair of the architecture department at Dar Al-Hekma University, Jeddah, KSA. She also served as an adjunct professor at the University of Stuttgart.

Dr. Helmy publishes widely in international and national conferences. She is a member of several scientific committees in international conferences, symposia, and refereed journals. As part of her scholarly activities, she has served as a guest editor for the “Journal of Public Spaces” to a themed edition about “Placemaking in Arab Cities”.

She is a research fellow at the Städtebau-Institut “SI” of the University of Stuttgart. The current research studies of Dr. Helmy focus on “Creative Public Spaces”, “City Imaging and Branding” as well as “City Festivalization and Eventification”.

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