Dina Shehayeb is an architect/urban designer, professor, currently the Program Director of the Architecture and Urban Design program at Nile University, as well as the principal of her private practice Shehayeb CONSULT. With a B.Sc. and M.Sc. from Cairo University in architecture, housing and neighbourhood design, she earned her Ph.D. from UWM, USA in human aspects in urban design of streets and public space. She specializes in trans-disciplinary research and works on bridging the gap between the physical environment and its socio-cultural and psychological dimensions. Her experience lies in people-based design and planning, integrative theory and methods and the development of design and planning guidelines applied to national and international projects and advisory committees.