Dina Shehayeb is an architect/urban designer, professor at Nile University, as well as a principal of her private practice Shehayeb CONSULT. She earned her M.Sc. in Housing and Neighbourhood Design from Cairo University in 1989, and her Ph.D. from UWM at USA in 1995, focusing on Environment & Behaviour Studies in Urban Design of Streets and Public Space. She specialized in trans-disciplinary research; she works on bridging the gap between the physical environment and its socio-cultural and psychological dimensions. Her expertise lies in users’ needs-based neighbourhood design and planning, revitalizing historic areas, participatory design, as well as development of planning and design guidelines. She has participated in multiple studies and projects with national and international institutions including IRD, GIZ, and UNESCO; served on multiple scientific committees including the UN Habitat Advisory Boards; has more than 30 publications in scientific journals, conference proceedings and books; and has taught and supervised theses nationally and internationally.