Houssam Elokda

Operations Manager & Senior Planner
Houssam Elokda
Houssam is a community designer, transit planner and systems builder. He leads our strategy, business operations and master planning projects.

Houssam has a passion for creating urban plans, policies and designs that boost human happiness. He brings an evidence-based approach that helps governments, developers and non-profit clients maximize urban health and happiness. Houssam has led complex masterplanning and policy projects in diverse settings that range from the rural Nova Scotian Town of Bridgewater to metropoles such as Dubai, Cairo and Vancouver. He also led Shore to Core, our groundbreaking collaboration with neuroscientists to examine the psycho-social effects of public space design in West Palm Beach.

Houssam plays leadership roles in various urbanist organizations. He is a co-founder and board chairman at Transport for Cairo, a mobility firm that pioneers data collection methods to improve informal transportation networks in emerging cities. He also sits on the board of organizations that work in real estate, transit advocacy and construction.

Projects Houssam has worked on

National Policy for Happier, Healthier Communities in the United Arab Emirates


Healthy Communities

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Shore to Core

Joyful Spaces

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Wellbeing principles for British Land

Happy Homes

Healthy Communities

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Articles posted by Houssam

Cairo transport advocates create a grassroots transit map
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Can technology make our commutes happier?
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How do you help an entire nation build happier communities?
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