Heba is an urban planner, researcher, and developer. Her research interests lie in human settlements, culture, heritage, community, and urban development. She has a bachelor’s degree in Architecture and Urban Planning from Alexandria University and a master’s degree in Urban Development from the Technical University of Berlin. She has worked on a variety of urban development and research projects with regional and international organizations. Originally from Egypt, Heba joined the Charter Cities Institute as a member of the Atlas Corps Fellowship.