Mennatullah Hendawy is an interdisciplinary urban planner working on the intersection of cities and technology towards equity and sustainability. She is affiliated to Ain Shams University in Egypt and Impact circles Berlin. She received her Ph.D. in 2021 from the faculty of Planning Building Environment from TU Berlin in Germany with a summa cum laude. Before pursuing her doctorate studies, in 2015, Hendawy competed an MSc. in Integrated Urbanism and Sustainable Design with a focus on urban policies from Stuttgart University. Hendawy holds a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering from Ain Shams University in Cairo, department of Urban planning and design (class 2012).
Hendawy is co-founder of Cairo Urban AI, a project working on exploring the potential of using artificial intelligence to develop just and sustainable cities. Earlier she was a fellow at the Fellowship Program Datafication, European Societies of the European New School of Digital Studies (ENS) at European University Viadrina in Brandenburg, Germany Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, USA, a research associate at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA, and a visiting researcher at the Leibniz Institute for Research on Society and Space in Erkner, Germany.