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Galila Al Kadi

Galila El Kadi

Galila El Kadi is the emeritus research director of the Urban and Regional Planning Department at the Institut de recherche pour le développement (IRD/ France), where she was responsible for the Urban Environment research unit. In addition to her teaching activities at French and Egyptian universities, she was head of the Department of Architecture at the French University in Egypt (FUE). She co-founded the MA program on cultural heritage at the FUE in partnership with the University of Paris 1 Sorbonne. She is currently one of the international experts in UNESCO specializing in the conservation of the urban and architectural heritage on modernities in the Arab world. El Kadi acted as a consultant to the governor of Cairo for the rehabilitation project of Khedivian Cairo between 2013 and 2017. Among her awards, are those from the ICOM and the Organization of Islamic Capitals and Cities. She was the author of Cairo Centre in Movement (2012) and co-author of the Architecture for the Dead, Cairo Medieval Necropolis, (2007), and the co-editor of Rashid, Birth, Prosperity and Decline (2000).

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