Rania El Sayed Abdel Galil

Assistant Professor

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Biography

  • Associate Professor Rania Abdel Galil has graduated from Alexandria University, Faculty of Engineering in July 1994. Since then, she was appointed in the Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport (AASTMT) till present. She received her PhD from Sheffield University, United Kingdom in 2007. She is now an associate professor in the Department of Architectural Engineering and Environmental Design, AASTMT. Following her PhD, she accepted an appointment in the Department of Town and Regional Planning, Sheffield University, UK, where she taught for two years. During that time, she was a member in a winning bid for the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment, New Zealand. Rania has presented in many international conferences, has been a member of the scientific committee and organizing committee of some and actively participated in numerous workshops and symposiums. She is the Associate-Editor of the Journal of Renewable Energy and Sustainable Development and an Editorial board member of the International Development Planning Review Journal. She is a peer reviewer in many journals, supervised many PhD and MSc theses and has published about 20 research papers.

    Academic Experience
     From 2014 – Associate Editor, the Journal of Renewable Energy and Sustainable Development
     From 2013 – member of the Editorial Board of IDPR (The Journal of International Development Planning Review)
     2013/2014 – member of the scientific committee of the International Conference ‘Unspoken Issues in Architectural Education’ to be held at the Eastern Mediterranean University, Faculty of Architecture, Famagusta, North Cyprus, April 3-4, 2014
     2013 – member of the steering committee of the ‘Global Climate Change, Biodiversity and Sustainability’ international conference, Alexandria, April 16-18
     2013 – invited to ‘New Urban Typologies II’, 21-23 February, organised by Fӓrgfabriken, Swedish Institute of Alexandria and Alexandria University
     2012- invited to ‘The Annual Symposium Integrated Urbanism II: on Resilience’,30th September-2 October, organised by Stuttgart University and Ain Shams University, co-funded by the DAAD, the Egyptian Ministry of Higher Education and the German Federal Ministries of Education and Research and of the Economic Cooperation and Development
     2010 – Key speaker in the RIBA Validation workshop and visits to North Cyprus Universities
     2010 - Liaison Chatham House and the British Embassy in Cairo, on behalf of the AAST in organising a panel discussion titled “Adapting Cities for Climate Change” March 9th, Abu Kir Campus, Alexandria
     2009 – Researcher on a winning bid The University of Sheffield, Town and regional Planning Department and the University of Westminister won a bid to provide a research on ‘International Experience with Urban Intensification’ for the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment, New Zealand. My role in the main team of four members was to research and write a review of the literature on International Experience with Urban Intensification.
     2009, 2010, 2012 and 2013 RIBA Liaison document preparation, organisation and accompaniment of the RIBA visiting board and external examiners to the Department of Architectural Engineering and Environmental Studies
     2009 and 2010 - Nominated as best lecturer in the department of Architectural Engineering and Environmental Design for two consecutive years
     Peer reviewer
    June 2013 ‘Application of Transfer of Development Rights (TDR) in Enhancing Feasibility of Urban Development Plans (Case Study: Kashan City, Iran)’, International Development Planning Review, Liverpool University Press
    April 2013 ‘Co-mimicking Technology with the Genius African Termites for a Sustainable Urban Future: Lessons from Zimbabwe’, African Educational Research Journal, Net Journals
    December 2012 ‘Tracking agricultural land conversion to housing informality in Egypt, Cities, Elsevier
    April 2010 ‘The sustainable planning narrative: creating legitimacy for planning policy in Western Australia’, International Journal of Sustainable Society, Inderscience Publishers

Courses Added

Courses Added
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AR312 - Architectural Design 2

2013 Fall View All Content
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AR313 - Architectural Design 3

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AR313 - Architectural Design 3

2014 Spring View All Content
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AR354 - Building Technology 4

0000 Fall View All Content
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AR354 - Building Technology 4

2013 Fall View All Content
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AR354 - Building Technology 4

2014 Spring View All Content
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AR362 - Environmental Studies 1

2010 Fall View All Content
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AR442 - Introduction to Urban Design

2013 Fall View All Content
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AR442 - Introduction to Urban Design

2013 Spring View All Content
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AR442 - Introduction to Urban Design

2014 Spring View All Content
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AR516 - Architectural Design 6

2012 Fall View All Content
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Spring - 2014
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Sunday 12pm 16pm

Education

  • PhD in Planning, University of Sheffield, Town and Regional Planning, Jan 2007
  • Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering, University of Alexandira ( Faculty of Engineering), Jun 1994

List of Publications

    • Abdel Galil, R. & Kandil, Y., "Indifferent devoted, An exploration of student identity through the design studio" , Open House International, vol.40, no.2, pp.96 , 2015.
           
           
    • El Deeb, S., Abdel Galil, R. and Sarhan, A., "A Sustainability Assessment Framework For Waterfront Communities, Increasing the Resilience of the Abu Qir Waterfront Community in Alexandria" , the Global Climate Change, Biodiversity and Sustainability international conference (2013) .
           
           
    • Abdel Galil, R. & Safaa El-Din, D., "Lakefront Development Conflicting and Competing Interests" , International Sociological Association, Research Committee 21 conference: Resourceful Cities , 2013.
           
           
    • Abdel Galil, R. & Salama, S., "South Mediterranean coastal Landscape lush lawns versus native species, A case study of the North Western coast of Alexandria, Egypt" , Global Climate Change, Biodiversity and Sustainability , 2013.
           
           
    • Rania Abdel Galil, "Desert Reclamation, a management system for sustainable urban expansion" , Progress in Planning, 78 (4), 151-206 (2012) .
           
           
    • Rania Abdel Galil, Yasmin Kandil, "Robustness as a concept guiding management of streets in high density areas, Case study: Alexandria, Egypt, Journal of Al-Azhar University Engineering Sector" , Journal of Al-Azhar University Engineering Sector (2011) .
           
           
    • Rania Abdel galil, "An urban sustainable management system for newly developed areas on desert reclaimed land, " , The proceedings of the First Arab Housing conference, Cairo, December 23-26 (2010) .
           
           
    • Abdel Galil, R. & Coppin, P. , "A Review of the Literature on International Experience with Urban Intensification" , Working Paper 1, Study of International Experience with Urban Intensification for the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment, New Zealand. Sheffield: University of Sheffield, Department of Town and Regional Planning. (2009) .
           
           
    • Abdel Galil, R. , "Mega Projects in Egypt, what can sustainability add?" , International Sociological Association, Research Committee 21 Urban and Regional Development conference “Urban Justice and Sustainability” , Vancouver-Canada August 22-25 (2007) .
           
           
    • Abdel Galil, R. , "Social Concerns Interpreted by the Construct of 'Human Needs' in a Quest to Minimise Social Risks of New Settlers" , Aesop 2007 conference "Planning for the risk society", Naples-Italy, July 11-14. (2007) .
           
           

Affiliation

  • Egyptian Engineering Syndicate
  • International Development Planning Review
    International Development Planning Review is a peer-reviewed journal which provides an interdisciplinary platform for the critical study of development related practices, planning and policy

Teaching

  • Supervision:
    During my appointment at TRP (September 2006-September 2008), I supervised several MA students and acted as second marker for several others.
    MA theses’ titles and authors:
    Daniela Ripa (2008) Addressing climate change in local government: The policy of climate change mitigation and adaptation
    Andrew Ingle (2008) What in reality is the social impact on existing communities of efforts to achieve national government housing targets through New Homes?
    Faye Gaskell (2007) How do kerbside recycling programs affect the sustainability of waste management? A case study of the High Peak recycling program ‘Binnovation’
    Sherin Cherpanath (2007) Can disaster management be integrated effectively into the planning system? Special emphasis on seismic risk reduction
    Emma Dixon (2007) The role of public art in the place marketing of Sheffield
    Keith Binnie (2007) Is Peak Oil a motivating factor for alternative food networks in and around South Yorkshire?
    Yin-Ting Lin (2007) Collaborative planning and power relations: to what extent has the social movement to protect Treasure Hill Been Successful?
    Zhi Jian (2007) Globalisation, Replicating Global Cities

    In the last 5 years, I have been supervising several MSc students at AEED
    MA theses’ titles and authors:
    Deena Safaa (2011) Urban land use planning in lake Mariout area: towards a sustainable lakefront
    Sally El Deeb (2011), Sustainable Development Of Waterfront Communities Case Study “Abu-Kir, Alexandria”
    Sondos Ragheb (2011), Responsive Environment Strategies for Waterfront Tourism Development , The Case study: "Abu Qir, Alexandria"
    Ingy El Gebaly (2012), Metamorphosis of workplace environment for an optimum interactive working space
    Assem Mounir (2012), Cargotecture: ISO shipping containers as building components
    Safwat Adel Salama (2012), Landscape architecture in desert environments, the case of the “North Coast”
    Nour Salama (2014), Exploring the role of procedural modeling in documentation and conservation of architectural heritage, Case study: Ottoman's architecture
    Iman Mostafa El Badry (2014), Multi-Objective Performative Design: Conceptual form generation using genetic algorithms
    Ayman Al Assar (2014), City Brand Image, A case study of Alexandria.
    Mohamed Abaza (2014), Post occupancy evaluation, a tool to asses an inpatient ward
    Currently supervising 3 PhD students and 7 MSc students.

    Teaching:
    I have been teaching since 1994 at the BSc level across the Engineering departments. Since 1998 I have been teaching in the Architectural Engineering and Environmental Design Department. I currently alternately teach 7 courses at the BSc level in the fields of Architectural Design, Urban Design and Building Technology and a course at the MSc level titled Advanced Building Technology.
    At the Department of Town and Regional Planning (TRP), I taught 5 courses for undergraduate students in years 1 and 3, including an interdisciplinary course taught across the Engineering departments. I also taught the 3+1 level students (conceding membership of the RTPI) and an MSc course titled Managing conflicts in protected areas.

Fields of Interest

  • Urban Design
  • social sustainability
  • Planning

Others

  • reading
    traveling

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