Zeinab Noureddine Tag-Eldeen
My research interest is shaped by four interrelated research areas, all of which bears clear connections to planning and decision analysis, i) the complex process of cross-cultural transfer of planning knowledge; ii) exploring planning for resilience in the context of increasing risk society; iii) internationalization of Swedish research and education, finding research pathways to societal and economic impacts focusing on Global South. My research profile is gained from working across three interlinked learning strands: research, teaching and practice. The interweaving of these three strands has been achieved through applying Transdisciplinary, action research methods, and playing Researcher/Practitioner dual role.
Supervision of PhD Candidates
Mlula Happiness, Subject: ‘To explore the existing strategies for infrastructure services provision so as to come up with appropriate intervention to ensure sustainable infrastructure services provision for small towns in Tanzania’.
Maglan Charles Sang’enoi, Subject: ‘To understand the nature, trend and pattern of emergence and growth of small towns and their impacts on natural resources in order to come up with strategies of effectively managing their development.’
- Capacity building program in research and education, and finding research pathways to societal and economic impacts focusing on Global South - (2015-Continue)
In addition to my role as a Coordinator of the Tanzania capacity building program, my interest is to contribute to the internationalization with impact of the Swedish higher education and research; to strengthen research as a means of, and a catalyst for development; thereby to strengthen the role of the universities in Tanzania to be proactive in their society through strengthening education and research pathways to societal and economic impact.
- Unlocking the Potentials of Youth Social Movements to Foster Societal Resilience, (Funded by Formas 2017-2019) - Project Leader
The aim is to explore the potentials of youth-led social movements in Sweden to build on that capacity and incorporate their role to prevent, mitigate and resist risk and its consequences.
- Urban diversity to addresses complex questions surrounding the social and spatial expression of identity, belonging, integration and social cohesion (Funded by EU 2013-2016, within JPI Urban Europe) - Member in the Research Team
The research is based on a systematic comparison of the aims, structural features and outcomes of neighborhood development programs in Amsterdam, Vienna and Stockholm.
- Strengthening International Humanitarian Post-Disaster Assistance: New Approach to Early Recovery Planning and Implementation (Funded by MSB 2012-2015) - Project Leader
Through applying transdisciplinary and action research methods, I explore the potential of urban planning knowledge in improving the effectiveness, comprehensiveness and sustainability of early recovery operations. I developed a strategy for early recovery and humanitarian assistance interventions in post-disaster settings and preparedness. I turned this strategy into a practical model ‘Early Recovery Road Map’ and tested it and developed it further by applying it to a real urban disaster setting, in the Philippines (January-March 2014), with the support of MSB.
- Conceptualizing cross-cultural transfer of knowledge - Doctoral Study (2008-2012)
Through playing a dual role as both ‘researcher’ and ‘practitioner’; and through designing and practicing learning-oriented collaborative planning processes, I investigated the complex process of transferring the planning knowledge to a new context. Practically, the process included practicing planning by injecting collaborative planning theory into a dialogue with the society; and theoretically by revisiting the principals that underpin collaborative planning in the context of the outcomes from the societal dialogue. With its theoretical and practice-based insights, my PhD research lights the path to the cross-cultural joint development of planning knowledge where I conclude a new international cultural theory in planning research.
Coordinator of Sida funded Capacity Building Program, Tanzania
I work 30% as a Researcher at the Royal Institute of Technology, KTH
School of Architecture and Built Environment
Urban and Regional Studies Division
Books and Book chapters
Noureddine Tag-Eldeen, Z. and Ddiba, D. (2016) Global Perspectives on Sustainable Urban and Rural Development. School of Architecture and the Built Environment, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm. ISBN 978-91-7595-987-0.
Noureddine Tag-Eldeen, Z. and Ddiba, D. (2016) Conemporary Challenges to Sustainable Development. School of Architecture and the Built Environment, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm. ISBN 978-91-7595-986-3.
Noureddine Tag-Eldeen, Z. (2015) Re-contextualizing of collaborative planning in Egypt. Chapter 24:407 in book: Hillier, J. and Metzger, J. eds. (2015), ‘Connections: Exploring Contemporary Planning Theory and Practice with Patsy Healey’. ASHGATE. UK.
Noureddine Tag-Eldeen, Z., (2013) ‘don’t build from the problems down – build from the assets-up’ – the power of the vision workshop. A chapter in SKL book ‘SymbioCity Approach – the Indonesia –Sweden edition’. Stockholm, Sweden.
Noureddine Tag-Eldeen, Z., (2012) Collaborative planning in the Egyptian context. A chapter in book Färgefabriken (2012) New Urban Topologies, Alexandria City of layers. Swedish Institute, Alexandria.
Noureddine Tag-Eldeen, Z., (2012) Cross-Cultural Knowledge Development, the Case of Collaborative Urban Planning In Egypt. Doctoral Thesis, School of Architecture and the Built Environment, KTH, Sweden.
Noureddine Tag-Eldeen, Z., (2003) Participatory Urban Upgrading - The Case of Ezbet Bekhit, Cairo. The Built Environment Analysis Div, Department of Infrastructure, KTH. ISSN 1651-0194
Reports of Research Results and Popular Science articles
Noureddine Tag-Eldeen, Z. (2015) Early recovery road map linking relief to recovery and development: Bridging collaborative urban planning knowledge into humanitarian response. The Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency. MSB. Sweden, Stockholm.
Noureddine Tag-Eldeen, Z. (2015) From “Tyranny” to “Opportunity”. The Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency. MSB. Sweden, Stockholm.
Noureddine Tag-Eldeen, Z. (2015) Early Recovery Roadmap for Tacloban City: Indication of Vital Areas to Move towards Recovery. UN Habitat, Manila, Philippines.
Noureddine Tag-Eldeen, Z., (2009) Comprehensive Recovery Plan of Aytaroun, Lebanon. For MSB and the Municipality of Aytaroun, Sweden.
Noureddine Tag-Eldeen, Z., (2009) Lessons Learned from Implemented Sida Funded Projects, Early Recovery Program, Lebanon. For MSB, Sweden
Noureddine Tag-Eldeen, Z., (2007) Strategic Urban Plan 2007-2022 of Zifta City. Report done for El-Gharbieh Governorate and GOPP, The General Organization for Physical Planning, The Ministry of Housing, Utilities and New Communities, The Egyptian Government.