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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.


Lusaka Cairo Road Urbanism & Architecture

Cairo Road: Urbanism and Architecture

Fascinated by the striking, modern architecture of Cairo Road, the project team aims to answer questions on the history of one of the oldest roads in the city. The main goal of this project is to document Cairo Road’s urbanism and architectural histories.

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Planning Guidelines

Urban planning is ultimately a dynamic process that must evolve as the needs of the city evolve. These guidelines provide an overview of how charter city planners can effectively create a charter city that generates sustained and inclusive economic growth.

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November 16-18, 2023 | Kigali, Rwanda


You won’t want to miss the first-ever Africa’s New Cities Summit!