Ashraf studied Urban Planning and Architecture at Cairo University. Besides working in this field, he loves travels, arts, books and sports. The traffic jam is one of he huge problems in Cairo. Ashraf contributes to UTB-MENA, because could help the government and urban planners during developing the strategic of urban planning of Cairo and the transportation to more suitable with land uses and urban forms of city. That’s why he thinks the project is very important and helpful for large cities in MENA-Region like Cairo.
Mahmoud Elnably was a teaching assistant for the Architecture Department within the Faculty of Engineering at Ain Shams University when he worked with for the UTB-MENA project. He graduated with his Master’s degree in Sustainable Architecture Trends in 2012 and is currently analyzing sustainable neighborhoods in new desert cities for his doctorate. He lives and works in Cairo.