The following organizations participated in the planning of the workshop and provided services over the three days of meetings and activities:

 

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Monday, May 8, 2017
Afternoon - Meet and Greet / Pre-Workshop

Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Workshop Day 1 - 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Workshop Day 2 - 8:00 am – 5:30 pm

Thursday, May 11, 2017
Workshop Day 3 - 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Travel From Alexandria to Cairo - 5:00 pm

Friday, May 12, 2017
Travel back from Cairo to the US

Burcu Akinci, PhD

Burcu Akinci, PhD

Professor, Associate Dean for Research

Civil and Environmental Engineering, College of Engineering

Carnegie Mellon University

J. Iwan Alexander, PhD

J. Iwan Alexander, PhD

Dean

School of Engineering

University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA

Lara Campbell, PhD

Lara Campbell, PhD

Program Director

Office of International Science & Engineering

National Science Foundation

Emmeline Child, PhD

Emmeline Child, PhD

Senior Lecturer

University of North Hampton, UK

Michael B. Coleman, JD

Michael B. Coleman, JD

Director of Business and Government Strategies, Former Mayor

IceMiller Legal Counsel

Columbus, Ohio

John Colón

John Colón

Director

Community Development Department

City of Birmingham, Alabama

Patricia J. Culligan, PhD

Patricia J. Culligan, PhD

Professor of Civil Engineering

Robert A.W. and Christine S. Carleton

Columbia University

Nasser Darwish, PhD

Nasser Darwish, PhD

Professor

Civil and Structural Engineering Department

Alexandria University, Egypt

Marcus Dillavou

Marcus Dillavou

Co-founder and Lead-Software Engineer

Code for Birmingham

Essam EkLordi, PhD

Essam EkLordi, PhD

President

Alexandria University

Amr Elhelw, PhD

Amr Elhelw, PhD

Director

International Agreements and Cooperation Unit (IACU)

Arab Academy for Science, Technology & Maritime Transport, Egypt

Robert Elliott, PhD

Robert Elliott, PhD

Post-doctoral fellow

Earth Institute

Columbia University

Adel Elmaghraby, PhD

Adel Elmaghraby, PhD

Professor, Department Chair

Computer Engineering & Computer Science


University of Louisville

Fouad H. Fouad, PhD

Fouad H. Fouad, PhD

Professor & Chair

Department of Civil, Construction & Environmental Engineering

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Mona N. Fouad, MD, MPH

Mona N. Fouad, MD, MPH

Professor & Director

Division of Preventive Medicine, School of Medicine

University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA

Ismail Ghafar, PhD

Ismail Ghafar, PhD

President

Arab Academy for Science
Technology & Maritime Support

Amr A. Hassan, PhD

Amr A. Hassan, PhD

Dean

College of Engineering & Technology

Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport, Egypt

Rishee Jain, PhD

Rishee Jain, PhD

Assistant Professor, Director

Civil & Environmental Engineering, Urban Informatics Lab 


Stanford University

Abdel Aziz Konsowa, PhD

Abdel Aziz Konsowa, PhD

Dean

Faculty of Engineering

Alexandria University, Egypt

Nilda Mesa, JD

Nilda Mesa, JD

Director

Urban Sustainability and Equity Planning, Urban Design Lab

Columbia University

Sherri S. Nielson

Sherri S. Nielson

Executive Administrative Assistant to the Mayor

Capital and Special Projects

City of Birmingham, Alabama

Maria C. Noreña

Maria C. Noreña

Associate Center Director

Sustainable Smart Cities Research Center

University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA

Robert W. Peters, PhD

Robert W. Peters, PhD

Professor

Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering

University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA

Nicole Peterson, PhD

Nicole Peterson, PhD

Associate Professor

Anthropology

University of North Carolina, Charlotte

Paula Alvarez Pino

Paula Alvarez Pino

Program Director I

Sustainable Smart Cities Research Center

University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA

Anu Ramaswami, PhD

Anu Ramaswami, PhD

Charles M. Denny, Jr., Chair

Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy

University of Minnesota

Tina Kempin Reuter, PhD

Tina Kempin Reuter, PhD

Director

UAB Human Rights Insitute

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Armistead Russell, PhD

Armistead Russell, PhD

Howard T. Tellepsen Chair & Regents' Professor

Environmental Engineering

Georgia Tech

Andrew Sullivan, MSCE

Andrew Sullivan, MSCE

Assistant Professor

Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering

University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA

Doris Tarchopolus, PhD

Doris Tarchopolus, PhD

Professor and Director

Regional & Urban Planning

Pontificia Universidad Javeriana

Janet S. Wright, PhD

Janet S. Wright, PhD

School of Creative Arts & Engineering

Staffordshire University, UK

By 2050, 70 percent of the world’s population will live in cities. The pace of urbanization is highest in developing countries, where 1 billion people live in urban slums lacking basic services. Globally, cities are becoming sources of growing environmental degradation. An estimated 70 percent of greenhouse gas emissions come from cities, and more than 70 percent of energy is consumed in urban areas.

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The Sustainable Smart Cities International Workshop, which took place in Alexandria, Egypt on May 9-11 2017, was organized to initiate collaboration between international experts and stakeholders to develop urban solutions that are attractive, economical, and environmentally friendly. For highest impact, insights from other NSF-funded efforts were incorporated, specifically the Sustainable Healthy Cities, a NSF-supported Sustainability Research Network. Specific aims of the workshop included the following:

  • Bring together global experts to discuss the most significant research and technological developments in the field of urban sustainability
  • Foster an understanding of issues specific to sustainable smart cities in the U.S. and Egypt
  • Identify areas for research collaboration between academia, industry, and government
  • Examine the role of graduate education for advancing the field of urban sustainability
  • Produce a report identifying areas for future international collaboration that can be presented to various funding agencies in Egypt and the Middle East, as well as in the U.S. and Europe

This workshop addressed the following five thematic areas:

The Built Environment

This thematic area focused on improving the community’s well-being by implementing the construction of aesthetic, health improved, and environmentally enhanced landscapes and living The infrastructure includes the basic physical and organizational structures necessary for the operations of society/enterprises and the services/facilities that keep the economy functional.

Urban Economic Development

Economic development includes the process and policies by which a nation improves the economic, political, and social well-being of its people. This thematic area investigated the elements needed for a sustainable smart city to have urban sustainable development and economic growth. The tools of economics will be applied to analyze different areas such as workforce development and employment, land use policy, business development and entrepreneurship, crime, public transit, housing, and local government finance.

Health and Quality of Life

The World Health Organization (WHO) defines quality of life as individuals' perception of their position in life in the context of the culture and value These include their location in relation to goals, expectations, and concerns. This thematic area focused on the direct impact that sustainable smart cities have on the individual’s health and well‐ being by studying and analyzing the individual's physical health, psychological state, personal beliefs, social relationships, and their relationship to salient features of their environment.

Social Sustainability

Social sustainability encompasses human rights, labor rights, and corporate In common with environmental sustainability, social sustainability is the idea that future generations should have the same or greater access to social resources as the current generation, while there should also be equal access to social resources within the current generation. This thematic area investigated how to make sustainable smart cities equitable, diverse, connected, educated, and democratic.

Urban Informatics

Urban informatics refers to the study of people creating, applying and using information and communication technology and data in the context of cities and urban environments. It is a trans‐disciplinary field of research that draws on two broad domains: people and place.

The five thematic areas represent key components of sustainable smart cities and priority areas for research. The goal of the workshop was to allow researchers and professionals from the U.S. and Egypt to make connections and establish foundations for future research collaborations.

You can also watch the 2017 NSF SSC Workshop Video and view the 2017 NSF SSC Workshop description for more information.

 

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The NSF International Workshop 2017 was held in Alexandria, Egypt at the Four Seasons Hotel.

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