Mona Elkabbany (*1981) has studied Architectural Engineering at Cairo University, and was awarded with a B.Sc. degree in Architecture in 2003. She has a total of six years of professional experience. After her graduation, Mona has worked in several projects in Egypt both in local and international organizations. In 2005-2006, she has worked in the Participatory Development Program of Boulaq Eldakrur, managed by the GIZ, as a member of the urban consultant team at the Egyptian Earth Construction Association (NGO). Later, in 2007, she joined the Aga Khan Trust for Culture for three years during which she has worked as a site architect in the Historic Ayyubid Wall Conservation Project. In 2010, Mona joined the team of Sites International, an Egyptian landscape consultant firm, within which she has experienced work both on the construction site and in the technical office. Throughout her professional career, Mona has gained a good practical experience in the fields of urban development, participatory planning and architectural conservation.