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Mennatullah Hendawy

Postdoctoral Research Associate


Urban planning, Urban HCI, planning visualizations, Civic urban tech, spatial justice, visual justice, urban AI, Feminist Geography, ANT, STS, geovisualization, mapping, GIS, computational urban planning, digital learning, digitalization, urban science, smart cities.


Mennatullah is a postdoc research associate at the HCI-VIZ Lab, CICS, UMass Amherst. She is an interdisciplinary urban planner working on the intersection of cities and computer science towards justice-driven interactions. She received her Ph.D. in Planning Building Environment from TU Berlin in Germany, advised by Prof. Jorg Stollmann. Mennatullah was a research associate at the Chair of Urban Design, TU Berlin where she is currently co-leading two research groups: Connecting Urbanity (Funded by Berlin University Alliance) and Towards Equitable Planning Curricula (Funded by TU Berlin). 

Since 2017, Mennatullah is a visiting researcher at the Leibniz Institute for Research on Society and Space in Erkner, Germany, and since 2012, she is a faculty member at the Department of Urban Planning and Design in Ain Shams University in Cairo, Egypt - currently, an assistant lecturer on study leave. 

Before pursuing her doctorate studies, in 2015, Mennatullah competed an MSc. in Integrated Urbanism and Sustainable Design with a focus on urban policies from Stuttgart University. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering from Ain Shams University in Cairo, department of Urban planning and design.

Hendawy is co-founder of The  Counter-Mapping Laboratory, and Cairo Urban AI (Funded by Facebook research), a project working on exploring the potentials of using artificial intelligence to develop just and sustainable cities in Cairo, Africa, and beyond.