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Dr. Amr Ah. Gouda


Amr Ah. Gouda acquired his Bachelor’s (in 2003) and Master’s (in 2010) degrees in Architecture from Ain Shams University (ASU) in Cairo, Egypt. He is a LEED Accredited Professional for Neighborhood Development (LEED AP ND) since 2015 and an Autodesk Certified Professional for Revit Architecture since 2017. In 2018, he acquired his PhD from Faculty IV Planning Building Environment at Technische Universität Berlin (TU Berlin). His PhD research handled the assessment of sustainability on neighborhood level using certification systems with a focus on mobility and urban form.

Since his graduation in 2003, he has been working as a Teaching Assistant at ASU. He worked with the ‘Egyptian Ministry of Housing’ on developing urban and rural areas in different Governorates. He co-supervised the Master’s thesis of a number of students in the program of Urban Management at TU Berlin. Since 2013, Amr has been working at Zentrum Technik und Gesellschaft (ZTG) as a scientific researcher and he is interested in topics related to sustainability assessment, resilience, land use, urban form, and mobility.


Academic Career
Since 10/2013
Scientific reasearcher at Zentrum Technik und Gesellschaft
Since 12/2004
Teaching Assistant and researcher at the Architecture Department, Faculty of Engineering, Ain Shams University
Amr Ah. Gouda & Houshmand E. Masoumi (in press): Compactness, Connectivity, and Walking Accessibility on the Neighborhood Level According to Sustainability Certifications: Improvement or Downgrade? A Case Study of Cairo, Egypt, Journal of Geographical Systems.
Masoumi, H. E., Hosseini, M., & Gouda, A. A. (2018). Drivers of urban sprawl in two large Middle-eastern countries: Literature on Iran and Egypt. HUMAN GEOGRAPHIES – JOURNAL OF STUDIES AND RESEARCH IN HUMAN GEOGRAPHY, 12(1), 55–79. doi.org/10.5719/hgeo.2018.121.4
Amr Ah. Gouda & Houshmand E. Masoumi (2017): Certifications systems as independent and rigorous tools for assessing urban sustainability, International Journal of Urban Sciences, pp. 1–15, DOI: 10.1080/12265934.2017.1398103
Gouda, Amr Ah.; Masoumi, Houshmand E. (2017): Sustainable transportation according to certification systems: A viability analysis based on neighborhood size and context relevance. In Environmental Impact Assessment Review 63, pp. 147–159. DOI: 10.1016/j.eiar.2016.10.005
Gouda, Amr Ah.; Hosseini, Maryamsadat; Masoumi, Houshmand E. (2016): The Status of Urban and Suburban Sprawl in Egypt and Iran. In GeoScape 10 (1), pp. 1–15. DOI: 10.1515/geosc-2016-0001
Hosseini, Maryam; Gouda, Amr Ah.; Masoumi, Houshmand E. (2016): Urbanization Trends and Urban Planning Strategies in Three Major Middle Eastern Countries: Iran, Egypt, and Turkey. In Revue Roumaine de Géographie/ Romanian Journal of Geography 60 (2), pp. 155–171. Available online

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