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Global survey shows planners use widely varying sea-level rise projections for coastal adaptation (2023)
Journal Article
Hirschfeld, D., Behar, D., Gohar, A., Nicholls, R. J., Cahill, N., James, T., …Yokoki, H. (2023). Global survey shows planners use widely varying sea-level rise projections for coastal adaptation. Communications Earth & Environment, 4(1), 102. https://doi.org/10.1038/s43247-023-00703-x

Including sea-level rise (SLR) projections in planning and implementing coastal adaptation is crucial. Here we analyze the first global survey on the use of SLR projections for 2050 and 2100. Two-hundred and fifty-three coastal practitioners engaged... Read More about Global survey shows planners use widely varying sea-level rise projections for coastal adaptation.

Tourism and urbanism: Definitions and evolutions (2023)
Presentation / Conference
Gohar, A. (2023, February). Tourism and urbanism: Definitions and evolutions

PART (I) • Questioning Tourism Concepts PART (II) • Tourism & Urbanism: Interconnected Evolution PART (III) • Urban Tourism: Considerations & Recommendations

Cairo's urban development (2023)
Presentation / Conference
Gohar, A. (2023, January). Cairo's urban development. Presented at World Cities Lecture Series, Ohio, United States

• About Egypt (History & Background) • Cairo • Planning of Cairo • Recent Urban Projects • Problematizing The New Plans for Cairo • Open Discussions on Suggested Solutions

Egypt (2022)
Book Chapter
Gohar, A. (2022). Egypt. In A. Gohar (Ed.), Tourism Governance (21-38). De Gruyter. https://doi.org/10.1515/9783110638141-003

Egypt has been known throughout history as a destination for travelers, particularly since it was visited by Herodotus during ancient times and he wrote about his sur-prises of the vast differences between Egypt and his homeland. During the Roman Emp... Read More about Egypt.

Tourism Governance: A Critical Discourse on a Global Industry (2022)
Book
Gohar, A. (Ed.). (2022). Tourism Governance: A Critical Discourse on a Global Industry. De Gruyter. https://doi.org/10.1515/9783110638141

Tourism Governance takes a systematic approach to reveal the varying internal and external dynamics that influence tourism policy and strategy across countries. With particular attention to the role of stakeholders and governmental scales, the book o... Read More about Tourism Governance: A Critical Discourse on a Global Industry.

Tourism and urbanization, an interconnected evolution (2021)
Journal Article
Gohar, A. (2021). Tourism and urbanization, an interconnected evolution. Sustainability in Environment, 6(3), 96-135. https://doi.org/10.22158/se.v6n3p96

While there is extensive literature on the evolution of tourism and the urbanization process, the interlinks between these two evolutions are not yet fully explored; maybe because they are separate disciplines, or taught independently of each other.... Read More about Tourism and urbanization, an interconnected evolution.

Unmasking Cairo: The Architecture of the City in an Age of Contradictions (2021)
Presentation / Conference
Ziada, H., & Gohar, A. (2021, February). Unmasking Cairo: The Architecture of the City in an Age of Contradictions. Presented at Unmasking Cairo: The Architecture of the City in an Age of Contradictions, University of Huddersfield and online

Cairo is a city that is changing dramatically. How does one probe a city amidst dynamic change? And what role does architecture play in it? About this Event: Underpinning this symposium is a hypothesis that a distinct phase in Cairo’s urban/archi... Read More about Unmasking Cairo: The Architecture of the City in an Age of Contradictions.

How eco is eco-tourism? A systematic assessment of resorts on the Red Sea, Egypt (2020)
Journal Article
Gohar, A., & Kondolf, G. (2020). How eco is eco-tourism? A systematic assessment of resorts on the Red Sea, Egypt. Sustainability, 12(23), 20. https://doi.org/10.3390/su122310139

Eco-tourism is a growing part of the tourism industry. However, there are no agreed-upon criteria of what constitutes eco-tourism, so the industry is currently self-identified, with eco-lodges simply declaring themselves so. Here we present the first... Read More about How eco is eco-tourism? A systematic assessment of resorts on the Red Sea, Egypt.

Bridges over the Nile: Transportation corridors transformed into public spaces (2020)
Journal Article
Gohar, A., & Kondolf, M. (2020). Bridges over the Nile: Transportation corridors transformed into public spaces. Journal of Public Space, 5(1), 5-20. https://doi.org/10.32891/jps.v5i1.1248

Cairo is a congested city with high rate of urbanization and very limited public space. Cairo has one of the lowest rates of parkland per capita of any major city. Moreover, the banks of the Nile, formerly alive with activities such as washing, fishi... Read More about Bridges over the Nile: Transportation corridors transformed into public spaces.

Assessing extreme weather-related vulnerability and identifying resilience options for California's interdependent transportation fuel sector (2018)
Report
Radke, J., Biging, G., Roberts, K., Gohar, A., Schmidt-Poolman, M., Foster, H., …Dalal, A. (2018). Assessing extreme weather-related vulnerability and identifying resilience options for California's interdependent transportation fuel sector. California: California Energy Commission

California’s transportation fuel sector (TFS), whose assets supply crude oil from its source to end fuel users, will increasingly be exposed to extreme weather events including flooding and wildfire under climate change. Prior studies have not consid... Read More about Assessing extreme weather-related vulnerability and identifying resilience options for California's interdependent transportation fuel sector.

Greening and opening the public space of the Nile banks: A demonstration case study in Maadi, Cairo (2018)
Journal Article
Gohar, A. (2018). Greening and opening the public space of the Nile banks: A demonstration case study in Maadi, Cairo. Journal of Public Space, 3(1), 31–48. https://doi.org/10.5204/jps.v3i1.317

The Nile, in general, and particularly in Cairo, is an ecological, cultural and social corridor that is not yet fully utilized. The 2011 Cairo workshop “Connecting Cairo to the Nile” identified the potential to increase accessibility to the river, su... Read More about Greening and opening the public space of the Nile banks: A demonstration case study in Maadi, Cairo.

Perspectives: Amir Gohar (2017)
Digital Artefact
Gohar, A. (2017). Perspectives: Amir Gohar. [Website content (interview)]

A Q&A with Dr Amir Gohar focusing on his research and views on landscape architecture.

Flash flooding as a threat to settlements even in remote areas (2016)
Journal Article
Gohar, A., & Kondolf, G. M. (2017). Flash flooding as a threat to settlements even in remote areas. Environment and Urbanization, 29(2), 503-514. https://doi.org/10.1177/0956247816672158

Desert environments are subject to flash floods in wadi floors, which may occur only once every decade or two in a given wadi (dry channels or valleys, except during rains). In areas of rapid growth, flood-prone areas can become urbanized in the time... Read More about Flash flooding as a threat to settlements even in remote areas.

الإعلان الجديد لمؤسسة تنسيق وتخطيط الموقع لسنة ٢٠١٦ في فلاديلفيا (2016)
Other
Gohar, A. (2016). الإعلان الجديد لمؤسسة تنسيق وتخطيط الموقع لسنة ٢٠١٦ في فلاديلفيا. [Guide/Declaration]

الإعلان الجديد لمؤسسة تنسيق وتخطيط الموقع (Landscape Architecture Foundation) لسنة ٢٠١٦ في فلاديلفيا On the eve of its 50th anniversary, LAF convened a diverse group of the world’s leading landscape architects to reflect on the last half-centu... Read More about الإعلان الجديد لمؤسسة تنسيق وتخطيط الموقع لسنة ٢٠١٦ في فلاديلفيا.

Connecting Cairo to the Nile: Opportunities for public access and alternative transportation (2013)
Conference Proceeding
Gohar, A., & Kondolf, G. M. (2014). Connecting Cairo to the Nile: Opportunities for public access and alternative transportation. In SB13 Cairo- Democratic Transition and Sustainable Communities: Overcoming Challenges Through Innovative Practical Solutions

If Egypt is ‘the gift of the Nile’, certainly the Nile is the heart of Cairo, Egypt’s greatest city. Ironically, however, over the 20th century, the Nile became inaccessible to ordinary Cairenes along most of its banks, which are now occupied by priv... Read More about Connecting Cairo to the Nile: Opportunities for public access and alternative transportation.

Connecting Cairo to the Nile: Renewing life and heritage on the river (2011)
Report
Gohar, A., Kondolf, G. M., Mozingo, L., Marzion, R., & Balakrishnan, K. (2011). Connecting Cairo to the Nile: Renewing life and heritage on the river. Institute of Urban & Regional Development

As urban waterfronts around the world de-industrialize, cities are increasingly capitalizing on these opportunities to provide open space and alternative commuting routes along riverbanks, bringing residents and visitors back to the waterfronts. In J... Read More about Connecting Cairo to the Nile: Renewing life and heritage on the river.

In search of true eco-lodges (2010)
Digital Artefact
Gohar, A. (2010). In search of true eco-lodges. [Interview]

Interview with Amir Gohar in the 'Egyptian Independent' website, on the subject of 'eco-lodges' in Egypt.