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Amira Omer Siddig Osman is a Sudanese/South African architect/ lecturer/researcher. She is currently a professor in architecture at the Tshwane University of Technology. Amira studied at the University of Khartoum in Sudan in 1988 (B.Sc.) and 1996 (M.Sc.). In between the two she also studied at the Institute for Housing Studies in Rotterdam (IHS) in 1992 where she obtained a post-graduate diploma. She completed her PhD in Architecture at the University of Pretoria in 2004. She worked as an architect in Khartoum during the period 1988- 1997 with various practices on small and large projects and was a United Nations Volunteer (UNV) in Maseru, Lesotho 1997-1998, as an architect with the Department of Public Works. She practiced as an architect in the Sudan and has participated in a number of projects in South Africa including a hostel upgrade and designs for social housing in Pretoria. Amira is a registered Professional Architect with the South African Council for the Architectural Profession (SACAP) and while her focus is academic and research-oriented, she continues to practice on a small scale.

Setyo Nugroho is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Architecture, Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember (ITS). He received his Ph.D. at Hiroshima University, Japan, in the field of urban design, mobility, and urban policy. He participated in an onsite project in a rural town in Japan to explore the residents’ perception of the place due to the rapid issue of depopulation and aging society. His research interests are how the built environment affects people’s emotions and decisions, including topics such as human dimension in urban design; place attachment; walkability studies; and urban design in Asian Border Towns and Cities.

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