Arab Reform Initiative Team
Tamer Elshayal is an urban planning and development expert with 15+ years of multidisciplinary experience in academic and public policy research. His work focuses on the intersection of urbanization, infrastructure and climate resilience in Egypt. Before joining ARI as a non-resident fellow, Tamer headed the research unit at Takween Integrated Community Development where he led public policy analysis of urban land policies, infrastructure finance, food markets, ecotourism and urban climate resilience. His research project The Urbanization of Climate Justice in Egypt will explore the Egyptian state’s diverging spatial strategies of urban expansion and climate adaptation, and how these conflicting commitments affect the lives and livelihoods of its urban population and their climate resilience. Tamer is a PhD candidate in urban planning at Harvard University and holds a Master in Landscape, Urbanism and Ecology from Harvard’s Graduate School of Design.