Nourhan Abdelghaffar

Nourhan Abdelghaffar, an architect, urban designer, and researcher, graduated from the German University in Cairo (BS in Architecture and Urban Design), where she taught as a TA (2019-2022) courses on the social aspects of internal mobilities in Cairo’s microcities. Her MSc thesis focuses on the social aspects—and mobility in particular—of those groups the government relocated in order to eliminate Cairo’s slums. As a designer, she advocates urban design that helps improving residents’ mental and physical health by encouraging cycling. Experiencing  several European cities and daily commuting by bike during her semester abroad in Berlin, prompted her to wonder “Why can’t I commute like this in Cairo?” Since then, she has been committed to encouraging cycling and other sustainable transport modes in the city.