Dr. Sahar Attia, is an Emeritus Professor of urban design at the Faculty of Engineering, Cairo University . She has 40 years of experience practicing and teaching urban planning, urban design, and architecture. She is the co- chair of the University Network Initiative -UN Habitat (UNI), and a board member in Ecocity Builders, a non-profit public benefit corporation in San Francisco California, United States. She has been elected Co-chair for the Research and Academia Constituent group in the General Assembly of Partners (GAP) 2014-2017. In January 2021, she was been appointed a member of the Egyptian Parliament, and a member in the Science & technology working group in the Inter Parliamentary Union (IPU).