Research in Architecture and Urbanism https://www.archurbanresearch.net RAU is an online platform that captures major research activities of Professor Ashraf M. Salama and colleagues, outlines efforts undertaken as part of key research projects that amount to a total of $ US 3.0 million dollars of research funds over a period of more than 30 years. The site includes links to research publications, different types of information of interest to architects, urban designers, and planners who are seeking to expand their knowledge on research in architecture and urban environments globally but with a focus on Gulf Cities and Egypt.as important contexts within the global south.
Gulf Cities with an emphasis on work relevant to knowledge economy and urban qualities, housing transformations and multiculturalism, and assessment of image-making practices, urban open spaces, and city developments.
Architecture & Urbanism in Egypt with emphasis on architectural and urban discourse, sustainable design for ecolodges and sustainable facilities for tourism, and issues related to unplanned settlements and informal housing.
All Africa (North/East/West) which capture some of the PhD research works focusing on the Medina in North Africa, Lilongwe, Malawi, and Accra Ghana. The focus here is on housing transformations, quality of urban life, and inclusivity in the public realm.
Europe & the Balkans which include recent research work on a number of cities that include Belfast, Belgrade, Bosnia, Glasgow, Gothenburg, mainly in the area of urban space assessment, spaces of migrant communities, and interrogating various cultural practices.
Wider Global Contexts a section of the platform that engages with efforts undertaken in various contexts and reflects other context-free contributions, and regional or global categorisation including the Arab world, Middle East, the Mediterranean, Islamic world, and North America.
Professor Ashraf M. Salama
Is an academic, scholar, and Chair in Architecture at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK, Director of the Cluster for Research in Architecture and Urbanism in the Global South since 2014, and Former Head of the School of Architecture (2014-2020). He holds B.Sc. MSc. and PhD in architecture and has received his education at Al Azhar University in Cairo, Egypt and North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA. He has published over 170 outputs in the international refereed press; authored and co-edited more than 15 books. He is the chief editor of the Archnet-IJAR: International Journal of Architectural Research and Open House international. Professor Salama is the UIA 2017 Recipient of Jean Tschumi Prize for Excellence in Architectural Education and Criticism visit here >> or visit his professional website here >> https://www.ashrafsalamanet.net/ or the news blog here >> https://ashrafsalama.blogspot.com/
Key Research Collaborators - Recent
Research Assistants and Associates (on various projects since 2010 - first name - alphabetical)
Latest PhD Completions (2019-2021)
Awarding Organisations of Funding for Academic and Consulting-Based Research