Hend E. Farouh
Executive Director of the Central Unit for Sustainable Cities and Renewable Energy
New Urban Communities Authority (NUCA)
Dr. Farouh is currently the executive director of the central unit for Sustainable Cities and Renewable Energy in the New Urban Communities Authority (NUCA). At the same time, she is an Associate Professor of Sustainable Architecture & Urban Development at Egypt’s Housing and Building National Research Center.
She is a European Energy Manger (Eurem) licensed for Egypt and has successfully completed a post doctorate studies (2011) in "Green Technologies for Environmental Planning & Design ", Politecnico di Torino, Italy.
She has Ph.D. (2008) and Msc (2004) in environmental planning and design, Faculty of Engineering, Cairo University and also holds B.Sc. (1998) Very Good with Honor Degree, Faculty of Engineering, Assiut University.
Dr. Farouh has more than 18 years of experience in sustainable design &urban planning, implementing sustainability strategy, and fostering community participation to support such endeavors. She is specialized in interdisciplinary development projects national& international. She is a team leader for national projects such as Productive Low Cost Environmentally Friendly community, New Medina: from pilot towns to sustainable cities, sustainable architecture & the modern techniques of stabilized earth and Green Pyramid Rating System for sustainable community. She served on several committees such as Green Building Code and Energy Efficiency Building Code.
In addition, Dr. Farouh authored &co-authored three book chapters, many peer-reviewed scientific papers and contributed in diverse conferences& workshops worldwide.
She had the “Honorary Reward” for the best achievement in research in “Architecture, Energy and Environment”, HDM, Lund University, Sweden, 2004.