Urbanism @ the borders conference, Aberdeen, 5 to 7 September 2018 – Towards an appropriate regional development approach for developing the Halayb – Shalateen border region in the South East of Egypt
The city reshaped conference, Leeds, 11 to 12 September 2018 – The International co-organizer of the event, as well as a presentation in a workshop that I co-organized with title: The Politics of Urbanism: East -West Perspectives
” The generous travel grant I received from the RSA in 2018 made it possible for me to attend the Urbanism@Borders conference that was organized by the Scott Sutherland School of the Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen – Scotland. Attending this conference allowed me to share and present my research on the development initiatives of a peripheral border region in the South of Egypt. I had the chance to enter a unique network of scholars and researchers concerned with Border Urbanism.”
The first conference took place in the Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen, Scotland on 5-7 September 2018. The Conference title was “Urbanism @ borders”. I participated in the conference with a research paper based on a project I was involved in. The paper dealt with the different approaches to develop a remote peripheral border region at the South East of Egypt. The name of my research is “Towards an appropriate regional development approach for developing the Halayb – Shalateen border region in the South East of Egypt”. The research is expected to be published as a book chapter in a forthcoming book to be edited by the conference organizers. This conference was a good opportunity to join the ‘Circle of Scholars’ focusing on border urbanism and I was able to provide colleagues with information about the RSA.
The second conference was hosted by the university of Leeds, England from 11-12 September 2018. I had the honor of being the international co-organizer with my colleague Dr. Gehan Selim of the University of Leeds. The conference tackled the impacts of politics on urbanism, and how cities are reshaped because of that. In addition to the organization of the event, giving a welcome note, and chairing a session I organized a joint workshop my German colleague Professor Carsten Villguth entitled “The Politics of Urbanism: East -West Perspectives” . The event succeeded in bringing together more than 80 scholars and researchers in the related fields. There is a strong possibility of taking the outcome of this event further in the form of a special edition of Journal. I was also able to promote the RSA at this conference and to let my colleagues know about the conferences, journals and funding available.