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.
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
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