Dr. Amr A. Attia is a Professor of Urban & Regional Planning, Urban Design, Architecture & Sustainable Development at Ain Shams University. He is an internationally recognized expert who has over 25 years of experience in the field of Urban Planning: in education, sustainable development, master planning, tourism planning, implementation and strategic planning. Attia has been leading the Design, Planning and Economics business line for AECOM in KSA since 2011. A Fortune 500 Company, AECOM serves clients in more than 150 countries and has annual revenue in excess of $20 billion and is ranked as the #1 engineering design firm by revenue in Engineering News-Record magazine’s annual industry rankings. Attia was the Managing Partner of PUD (Planning and Urban Development) Consultants: a family owned urban planning consulting firm which has successfully completed several planning & urban design signature projects in the Middle East since its establishment in 1966. He was member of the Technical Committee for the Grand Egyptian Museum and was involved in organizing and managing the International Architecture Competition of the museum which was sponsored by UNESCO & under the patronage of the UIA. He was the Managing Director of the Consultancy Unit for Planning & Urban Design (CUPUD) of Ain Shams University, actively involved in the preparation of strategic plans for Egypt’s urban and rural settlements. He was the authorized representative of Ain Shams University in the implementation of the “National Programme for the Development of Rural Strategic Plans, which is a research oriented project sponsored by the General Organization for Physical Planning with technical cooperation from UN HABITAT in over 400 Egyptian villages. Attia was selected as an Eisenhower Fellow in the Common Interest Program on the Challenges of Urbanization in 2007 and has also been an active participant in the Aspen Institute in the leadership seminar and later in the seminar and white paper on Propositions for the Future of Art Museums. Attia is the co-founder of the K2C (Kansas to Cairo) project which is an on-line studio of architectural collaboration in the Virtual Worlds between Ain Shams University and University of Southern California.


Ain Shams University


Professor of Urban Planning

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Education, Urban Planning
  • Amr Attia

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Common Interest Program

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