Publications

El-Kholei published numerous papers on urban and regional planning; environmental management and sustainable urban development; local economic development; disaster risk reduction; and planning theories, methods, and models.

Journal Articles

El-Kholei, AO and Yassein, G. (2022). “When Public Spaces Speak: Institutional Analysis and Development Framework to Investigate the Tragedy of the Urban Commons,” Traditional Dwellings and Settlements Review 33:2 (35-46).

El-Kholei, AO and Yassein, G. (2022). “Professionals’ Understanding to Design Vibrant Public Spaces: Theory and Praxis,” Ain Shams Engineering Journal, https://www.journals.elsevier.com/ain-shams-engineering-journal DOI:10.1016/j.asej.2022.101727

El-Kholei, AO. (2022). “Hermeneutic Phenomenology for Spatial Analysis: The Right to Cairo,” ArchNet-International Journal for Architectural Research, https://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/journal/arch, https://doi.org/10.1108/ARCH-08-2021-0223

Buhummud, S., El-Kholei, AO and al Ubaidly, O. (2020). “Assessing the Cost of Air Pollution using Prices of Real Estate: The Case of Bahrain,” Arab Gulf Journal of Scientific Research, 38 (3): 172-188 https://agjsr.agu.edu.bh/

Al Hamdan, A., Abido, M., El-Kholei, AO and Abahussain, A. (2020). “Implementing CITES in the Gulf Cooperation Council Countries: Challenges and Opportunities.” Arab Gulf Journal of Scientific Research, 38 (4): 260-278 https://agjsr.agu.edu.bh/

El-Kholei, AO and Yassein, G. (2020). “Industrial Revolution 4.0: Reconnaissance of Opportunities and Challenges for Sustainable Cities,” Arab Gulf Journal of Scientific Research, 38 (4): 222-240 https://agjsr.agu.edu.bh/

El-Kholei, AO. (2020). “Failed Planning: Lost Opportunities and Choices for the Future.” Open House International 45 (4): 387–406. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1108/OHI-07-2020-0075.

El-Kholei, AO. (2020). “The reliability of citizen science in plan formulation: evidence from Askar, the Kingdom of Bahrain,” Open House International, Vol. 45 No. 1/2, pp. 209-222, https://doi.org/10.1108/OHI-04-2020-0017

Budalamah, LH., El-Kholei, AO. and. Al Jayyousi, O. (2020). “Harnessing Value-Based Financing for Achieving SDGs: Social Innovation Model for Arab Municipalities.” Arab Gulf Journal of Scientific Research. 37 (3): 1-19 https://agjsr.agu.edu.bh/uploads/images/papers/pdfs/5dfa82b1165ef2027ed57a5f3b819342_60c1f0d6a1f6e.pdf

El-Kholei, AO. Aljenaid, S., and Kadhem, G. (2019). "Urban Transformations and Contested Spaces in the Kingdom of Bahrain,” Open House International, 44(4), p.55-63 https://doi.org/10.1108/OHI-04-2019-B0008

El-Kholei, AO. (2019). “Are Arab cities prepared to face disaster risks? Challenges and opportunities,” Alexandria Engineering Journal. Elsevier. doi: 10.1016/J.AEJ.2019.04.004.

El-Kholei, AO. (2019). “Ibn Khaldun’s ‘ilm al ‘umran: a model for planning the sustainable city in the Arab region,” Archnet-IJAR: International Journal of Architectural Research, 13(2), p. 276. doi: 10.1108/ARCH-01-2019-0004.

El-Kholei, AO. and Yassein, G.(2019). “The Mirage of Smart Sustainable Cities in the Arab Region,” Open House International, 44 (1), 8-16 https://doi.org/10.1108/OHI-01-2019-B0002

Samak Y. El-Kholei, AO., and Ibrahim, M. (2018). “The Conditions of Female Students Studying Architecture in Egypt: The Need for Gender Sensitive Studio,” Charrette, Special Issue, From the Global South: Pedagogical Encounters in Architecture, 5 (1) 21-32 https://www.ingentaconnect.com/contentone/arched/char/2018/00000005/00000001/art00003

El-Kholei, AO. (2018). “Development of Planning Theory and Profession: Implications for Planning Education and Practice in the Arab States,” International Journal for Architectural Research (ArchNet-IJAR), 12 (1) pp. 182-208, March 2018 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.26687/archnet-ijar.v12i1.1503

Samak Y. El-Kholei, AO., and Ibrahim, M. (2016). “Architectural Education in Egypt: Toward a Gender-Sensitive Studio,” Architecture and Planning Journal-Special Edition: The 1st International Conference’ Rethinking Architectural Education’ March 2016

Bastaweesy, M. El-Kholei, AO. Ebrahim, S.F., and El-Shamy, A.M. (2015). “Analyzing and evaluating the potential for urban intensification to accommodate future development of cities of Nile Delta, an analytical study of the urban structure and land prices,” Journal of Urban Research, Vol. 20, pp. 100- (text in Arabic)

Nazmy, M. El-Kholei, AO. and Sedky, I. (2015).“Use of statistical methods to measure the poverty-the case of central Egypt,” Journal of Urban Research, Vol. 20, pp. 19-37 (text in Arabic)

Ragab, A., El-Kholei, AO.and Fahmy, K. (2015). The use of municipal solid waste as an indicator for poverty, the case of the Governorate of Menofia, Journal of Urban Research, Vol. 19, pp. 15-27 (text in Arabic)

Sedky, I and El-Kholei, AO. (2011). “Assessment of Poverty in the Greater Cairo Region using Discriminant Analysis,” Engineering Research Journal Shebin El-Kom, Menofia: Faculty of Engineering

El-Torky, A., El-Kholei, AO.and A.Mostafa, Y. (2011). “Impact of Societal Transformations on the Architecture and Physical Development of the Egyptian Village,” Engineering Research Journal (text in Arabic).

Sedky, I and El-Kholei, AO. (2011). “Using GIS for Targeting Poverty: The Case of Greater Cairo Region,” Engineering Research Journal. Shebin El-Kom, Menofia: Faculty of Engineering

El-Kholei, AO. (2001).“The Impact of Globalization on the Egyptian Urban System: Determinants for Future Urban Policies” Engineering Research Bulletin, Shebin El-Kom, Menofia: Faculty of Engineering.‏

El-Kholei, AO. (1999). “Paradigm Shift in Regional and Urban Development Studies in the Age of Globalization: The Case of Developing the South of Egypt,” Engineering Research Bulletin, Shebin El-Kom, Menofia: Faculty of Engineering.

El-Kholei, AO. (1995). “The Use of Operational Models as Planning Tools: Evaluating Planning Operational Land Use Models,” Engineering Research Bulletin, Faculty of Engineering and Technology: Shebin El-Kom, Menofia.

Conference Papers

El-Kholei, AO. and Yassien, G. (2021). “Are Cities in the Arab Region ready for the 4IR? Impacts on Image, Identity and Cultural Heritage,” IASTE Conference, Virtual Traditions, Nottingham Trent University, UK, 31 Aug.-4 Sept. 2021. Abstract published in TSDR, and the paper is among IASTE Working Papers

El-Kholei, AO. and Yassien, G. (2018). “Rights and Responsibilities versus Ownership and Administration: Whose space is it?” Biennial IASTE Conference, October 2018, Abstract published in TSDR and IASTE Working Papers Series

El-Kholei, AO and Al Jayyoussi, O. (2016). “Legitimizing Sustainable Development: A Techno-Cultural Perspective,” Biennial IASTE Conference, December 2016, Abstract published in TSDR and IASTE Working Papers Series

Serrag, N., El-Kholei, AO., and El-Nour, H. (2014). “Evaluating the State’s Plans for Correcting Regional Imbalances and Disparities: The Role of Social Services in Developing New Towns,” Proceedings of Al-Azhar 13th International Engineering Conference, Cairo Egypt, 23-25, 2014, (text in Arabic).

El-Kholei, AO. 2013. “From Housing Cooperatives to Integrated Cooperatives: A Recipe for Sustainable Communities in Egypt,” The International Conference for Cooperative Housing, Cairo, Egypt, December 10-12, 2013

El-Kholei, AO. (2007). “Data, Indicators, and Indices: The Oxymora of Measuring Development,” The Sixth Arab Conference on Human Development and Its Impact on Sustainable Development, Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, 27-31 May 2007

El-Kholei, AO. (2007). “Impact of Public Policies on Environmental Sustainability and Performance: The Case of Egypt,” The Forum for the Development Role of Public Policies; Arab Administrative Development Organization; Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt; May 2007

El-Kholei, AO. (2006). “Global, Developed or Managed Cities: Reflections on the Urban Theory with Implications for the Development of Arab Human Settlements,” The Workshop on the Development of Arab Cities within Current Global Conditions, General Organization For Physical Planning, League of Arab States, UNCHS, and ESCWA Cairo, Egypt, 24-26 December 2006

El-Kholei, AO. (2005). “Transformations in Popular Attitude, Customs, and Beliefs: A Framework for the Development of Poor Rural Settlements in Egypt,” Proceedings of the Conference on Urban-Rural Linkages and Land Tenure, General Organization for Physical Planning, League of Arab States, Arab Urban Development Institute, UNCHS, and ESCWA.

Abu-Zekry, T. and El-Kholei, AO. (2005). “Post-Globalization and Urban Planning: The Case of Egypt, 1980-2005,” Eighth Sharjah Urban Planning Symposium, Sharjah, UAE

El-Kholei, AO. (2004). Urban Indicators as Tools for Urban Management in Arab Cities: Prospects and Constraints, Proceedings of the 33rd Cairo Demographic Center Annual Conference, Cairo, 2004

El-Kholei, AO. (2003). “Sustainability and Empowerment in the Urban Sector.” Proceedings of the Conference on Land Tenure and Urban Management, General Organization for Physical Planning, League of Arab States, Arab Urban Development Institute, UNCHS, and ESCWA.

El-Kholei, AO. (2001). “Information Technology in Support of Sustainable Development: Prospects and Constraints,” The Cairo Demographic Center's 31st Annual Conference on Youth, Environment and Sustainable Development, Cairo, 26-28 Dec.

El-Kholei, AO. (2001). “Land Tenure: A Tool for Controlling Pollution and Improving Environmental Quality in Informal Settlements” Proceedings of the Conference on Land Tenure and Urban Management, General Organization for Physical Planning, League of Arab States, UNCHS and ESCWA.

El-Kholei, AO. (2000)‏. “Participation, Partnership, and Enabling: A Recipe for Successful Urban Development--The Case of Al-Safa, Ismailia,” Proceedings of The Fourth International Conference on Architecture and Development in the Third Millennium, Faculty of Engineering, Assiut University, Asyut, March 2000.

El-Kholei, AO. and Abu-Zekry, T. (1999). “The Plans of Egypt for Population Redistribution: Are They Sustainable?” The Cairo Demographic Center's 29th Annual Conference on Population and Sustainable Development in the Third Millennium, Cairo, 5-7 Dec. (co-authored with

Abu-Zekry, T. and El-Kholei, AO. (1999). “Sustainable Development Strategies in Egypt: Experiences and Lessons Learnt” Proceedings of The United Arab Emirates University, Faculty of Engineering, The Second International Conference on Sustainability in Desert Regions, Al Ain, UAE University, 20-22 November.

El-Kholei, AO. and Abu-Zekry, T. (1999). “The Impact of Global Transformations on Traditional Societies: Avoiding Ecological Fallacies in Operational Planning Models,” Proceedings of Cairo University, Portland State University, Texas A&M University, and Oxford Brooks University joint Conference: Planning Education in the 21st Century, Cairo, April 26-28.

Abu-Zekry, T. and El-Kholei, AO. (1998). “Tourism and Tourists in the Built Environment of Egypt in the Age of Globalization,” Proceedings of the International Association for the Study of Traditional Environments (IASTE) Conference: Manufacturing Heritage/Consuming Tradition: Development, Preservation, and Tourism in the Age of Globalization, Cairo University and the University of California, Berkeley, Cairo, 15 December-19,1998 Abstract published in TDSR and IASTE Working Paper Series.

El-Diwany, S. and El-Kholei, AO. (1998). “Strategies for Replication and Building on Lessons of Experience,” Proceedings of The National Consultation on Urban Environmental Management Strategies for Cities in Egypt, Ismailia, Egypt May 17-19, 1998

El-Kholei, AO. (1997). “Methods of Development Management and Growth Control Outside City Limits,” Proceedings of The First Conference on Egyptian Rural Development: Towards a Better Rural Environment, Faculty of Engineering, Menofia University: Shebin El-Kom, Menofia.

El-Kholei, AO. (1995). “Evaluating the Use of Strategic Planning Model in Ismailia,” Proceedings of The Second International Conference on the Urban Development of Upper Egypt, Department of Architecture, Faculty of Engineering, Assiut University: Assuit.

El-Kholei, AO. (1993). “Controlling Urban Growth through Fiscal Policies: The Use of Keynes’ Multiplier Model,” Al-Azhar Third International Engineering Conference, Cairo: Egypt.

Abu-Zekry, T. and El-Kholei, AO. (1993). “The Impact of Global Transformations on the Process of Urbanization in Newly Industrialized Countries: Lessons for Future Egyptian Urban Policies,” Procedures of Al-Azhar Third International Engineering Conference, Cairo: Egypt

El-Kholei, AO and Abu-Zekry, T. (1993). “The Response of Urban Planning to Global Transformations: Redefining the Planning Profession,” Proceedings of Urban Planning and its Role in Development, League of the Arab States and the General Organization for Physical Planning, Ministry of Development, Cairo: Egypt (Text in Arabic, co-authored with Tarek Abu-Zekry).

El-Kholei, AO. (1992). “A Strategy for Housing Reform in Egypt: Towards an Equitable Distribution of Housing Services,” The Conference on Housing Strategies in the Arab World, UNCHS, League of the Arab States and the General Organization for Housing, Building, and Urban Planning, Cairo: Egypt.

El-Kholei, AO. (1991) “Housing Needs and Demand: Theories and Applications,” The Conference on Low-Income Housing, General Organization for Housing, Building, and Urban Planning, Cairo: Egypt.

El-Kholei, AO. (1991). “Military versus Housing Expenditures in Egypt,” Research Workshop on Third World Security and Development: The Impact of Military Expenditures and Arms Transfers on Development and Security, James Madison College, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI.

El-Kholei, AO. (1991). “The Politics of Development: The Case of the Middle East,” The Annual Meeting of the Consortium on Development Studies, Seoul, Korea.

El-Kholei, AO. (1990). “The Winners and Losers in Housing Policies: The Case of Egypt,” The Joint Meeting of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP) and Association of European Schools of Planning (AOESP), Oxford, UK.

El-Kholei, AO. (1989). “Housing in Developing Countries: Barriers and Policies,” The 32nd Annual Meeting of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP), Austin, Texas.

Published book sections and reports

Al-Jenaid, S., El-Kholei, AO, Mohamed, N., & Mohammed, G. 2021. “Environment and Sustainability in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).” In AlShehabi, O. & Al-Rayes, H. (Eds.), The Constant and the Changing 2020: Sustainability in the Gulf (pp. 170–193). Gulf Center for Development Policies. (Text in Arabic)

El-Kholei, AO and Al Jayyoussi, O. (2019). “Technology-Driven Innovative Municipalities: The Case of Dubai Municipality,” in Technology-Driven Innovation in GCC countries. Visvizi, A. & Lytras, M. (Eds.), IGI Global https://www.igi-global.com/

El-Kholei, AO. (2019). “Risks, hazards, and disasters: can a smart city be resilient?” in Smart Cities: Issues and Challenges, Lytras, M. and Visvizi, A. (Eds.), Elsevier https://www.sciencedirect.com/

El-Kholei, AO and Al Jayyoussi, O. (2018). “Cities of GCC in Post-Hydrocarbon era: Challenges and Opportunities,” in Knowledge-Based Urban Development in the Middle East, Alraouf, AA. (Ed.), Chapter 13, pp. 248-270, IGI Global: Hershey, PA DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-3734-2.ch013 https://www.igi-global.com/

El-Kholei, AO. (2011). “Policy Options,” in The Millennium Assessment (MA) Report: El Maghara, North Sinai: Local knowledge, Biodiversity, and Poverty Alleviation, Ahmed MT (Ed.), the Ford Foundation and the UNEP Regional Office for West Asia (ROWA-UNEP) https://www.millenniumassessment.org/

El-Kholei, AO. (2001). “Globalization and Its Impact on the Environment of Egypt,” Background paper prepared for Egypt Human Development Report 2001/02, the Institute for National Planning in preparation of.

El-Kholei, AO and Wahbi SH. (2010). Human Settlements, Environmental Outlook for Arab Region 2010, Abido, MS. & Abdelkader, AF. (Eds.), UNEP-ROWA, LAS, and CEDARE

Soussi N., and El-Kholei, AO (2010). “Challenges and Opportunities,” Environmental Outlook for Arab Region 2010, Abido, MS. & Abdelkader, AF. (Eds.), UNEP-ROWA, LAS, and CEDARE

Abido, MS. El-Tell, S. and El-Kholei, AO. (2010). “Policy Options.” Environmental Outlook for Arab Region 2010, Abido, MS. & Abdelkader, AF. (Eds.), UNEP-ROWA, LAS, and CEDARE

Okoth-Ogendo, HWO. Gyan, K., Kagwanja, JC., Mbaya, S., Moyo, S., Tchawa, P., El-Kholei, AO and Ouedraogo, H. (2010). Land policy in Africa: A framework to strengthen land rights, enhance productivity and secure livelihoods, African Union, UN ECA and AfDB, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, https://www.un.org/en/land-natural-resources-conflict/pdfs/35-EN-%20Land%20Policy%20Report_ENG%20181010pdf.pdf

Zaibet, L. and El-Kholei, AO, (2010). Land Policy Formulation and Implementation in North Africa, African Union, UN ECA and AfDB, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia https://www.landportal.org/library/resources/land-policy-africa-north-africa-regional-assessment

El-Kholei, AO (2009). GEO Cities Manual/Guidelines for Integrated Environmental Assessment of Urban Areas: Working Manual: Arab Region, UN Environment Regional Office for West Asia, Manama, Bahrain https://www.unep.org/ar/node/15086

El-Kholei, AO. (2007). “Introduction.” In Lim, Gill-Chin, Contemporary Planning Theories: Legacy and Reconstruction, Seoul, Korea, Hanual Academy. http://mobile.kyobobook.co.kr/showcase/book/KOR/9788946037311

El-Kholei, AO. The National Strategy for Environmental Sustainability 2022 and the updated National Environmental Action Plan. Environment Protection Agency and UNDP, Yemen

El-Kholei, AO. “The Complex Relationships between Population Dynamics and Urban Poverty and Environmental Degradation in Fast-growing Arab Towns,” Working Paper, Arab Urban Development Institute, Saudi Arabia.

El-Kholei, AO, (2005) Egypt Urban Sector Strategy, Working Paper (1), “Urban Dynamics: The Role of Internal Migration in Shaping the Current Urban System and Future Urbanization Prospects”, UNDP, October 2005.

El-Kholei, AO, (2005) Egypt Urban Sector Strategy, Working Paper (2), “Development Constraints of Regions and Policies to Enhance Future Growth Prospects, UNDP, November 2005.

El-Kholei, AO, and Ali, MA. (2005) Egypt Urban Sector Strategy, Working Paper (3) “Comparative Advantage of Large Egyptian Cities,” UNDP, November 2005.

El-Kholei, AO. (2001). The National Environmental Action Plan, Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency, the Cabinet of Ministers Cairo, Egypt, and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Capacity 21 Programme, New York, NY.

El-Kholei, AO. (2001). “Globalization and the Environment of Egypt” in Egypt, Human Development Report, Institute for National Planning, Ministry of Planning, Cairo, Egypt, and the United Nations Development Programme, (UNDP), New York, NY.

El-Kholei, AO. (2001). “Egypt’s Efforts to Make Economic Development Sustainable” in Sustainable Development: African Perspectives, 7-9 Sept. 1999, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire; sponsored by African Development Bank and United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs with the cooperation of UNDP and Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and Earth Council, United Nations, New York, NY.