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Heba Elhanafy

Heba Elhanafy

Urban Researcher

Heba is an urban planner, researcher, and developer. Her research interests lie in human settlements, culture, heritage, community, and urban development. She has a bachelor’s degree in Architecture and Urban Planning from Alexandria University and a master’s degree in Urban Development from the Technical University of Berlin. She has worked on a variety of urban development and research projects with regional and international organizations. Originally from Egypt, Heba joined the Charter Cities Institute as a member of the Atlas Corps Fellowship.

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A photo during the walking event

Walking the Un-Walkable: First Outing

One afternoon in 2021 in D.C., we made fun of a friend who couldn’t cross a street properly. My friend who grew up in a sub-Saharan city said she was not used to crossing or walking in streets. She replied, “We don’t walk in Africa.”

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Walking the Un-Walkable: First Publication

8220 Walking the Un Walkable 8221 delves into the act of walking in Lusaka examining both the obstacles and possibilities for enhancement The project seeks to produce policy briefs and research that are grounded in evidence Our goal is to provide guidance for a

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