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The 1st International Conference "Towards a Better Quality of Life" was organized by Housing Building National Research Center (HBRC), Egypt, and Technische Universität Berlin Campus El Gouna (TUBCG), held in El Gouna, Egypt 24th-26th of November 2017.

UNDER THE AUSPICES OF: Prof. Dr. Mostafa Madbouly, Minister of Housing, Utilities & Urban Communities

CONFERENCE CHAIRMEN
Prof. Dr. Khalid El-Zahaby, Chairman of Housing & Building National Research Center
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Matthias Barjenbruch, Director of Central Institute Technische Universität Berlin Campus El Gouna

CONFERENCE VICE-CHAIRS
Prof. Dr. Khalid Yousri, Vice President of Housing & Building National Research Center
Prof. Dipl.-Ing. ElkePahl-Weber, Head Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Technische Universität Berlin

CONFERENCE COORDINATORS
Prof. Dr. Ibrahim Mostafa El-Demery, Head of Architecture & Housing Research Institute, HBRC
Prof. Dr. Rudolf Schäfer, Study Dean Urban Development Technische Universität Berlin Campus El Gouna

CONFERENCE ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
HBRC:
Prof. Dr. Neamat Nazmy, Prof. Dr. Ahmed Hessein Kamel, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hend Farouh, Ass. Prof. Dr. Mona Azouz, Heba Sherif Mourad (M.Sc.), Dr. Sarah Elariane, Dr. Dina Salem
TUBCG:
Prof. Dr. Rudolf Schäfer, Ahmed Khalil (M.Sc.), Abdelrahman Fatoum, Papon Dev (M.Sc.)

CONFERENCE OBJECTIVES

- Determining urban challenges of the next decades affecting human settlements in light of the coherent QOL paradox of society, and capturing knowledge and best practices that offer innovative solutions to local, regional and international challenges.

- Revolutionizing the way of thinking and planning for the development of resilient buildings and cities by tackling approaches for regional and local design principles and new directions in city planning, urban and architecture design and moving in the direction of participatory design and socially-driven architecture, informed by local initiatives and socially-minded processes that empower communities.

- Highlighting the need of good governance supported by a strong policy framework and guiding principles and moving towards sustainable education and best practices at all levels.

The conference themes and papers reflected these objectives. The three main themes were:
1: Urban Challenges of the New Decades
2: Sustainable Development
3: Good Governance and Public Awareness

KEY NOTE SPEAKERS
Dr. Eng. Hani El Nokrashy
Member of the Consultative Council of Egypt Scholars and Experts
Prof. Dr. George Bassili Hanna
Emeritus Professor, Building Physics Institute, HBRC, Egypt
Prof. Dr. Adel Yasseen
Professor of Environmental Architecture and former Dean of Environmental Institute, Ain Shams University
Prof. Dr. Philipp Misselwitz
Visiting Professor at the University of Witwatersrand
Prof. Dr. Sahar Sodoudi
Professor of Urban Climatology and Head of the Department of Urban Climate at the Meteorological Institute of the Freie Universität Berlin
Prof. Dr. Uwe-Jens Walther
Professor and former Head of the Urban and Regional Sociology Department at the Technical University Berlin (TUB) as well as Director of Sociopolis, a Berlin based policy advisory body


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