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See full list of publications, scholarly work, funded research, and presentations by downloading the CV 


Kamal, A. and Soflaei, F., and Tweed, M. (2023). Inter/and Cross-disciplinary Structures to Integrate SDGs in Higher Education: Lessons from four US Campuses. International Journal of Architectural Research (forthcoming).

Kamal, A. and Myers, M. (2023). Who is Left Behind? Homeless Coordination System and Permanent Supportive Housing Success Measures (forthcoming).


Kamal, A. (2022). Automated Analysis of Satellite Imagery to Estimate the Loss of Vegetative Land Cover and Inform Climate Adaptation Implementation Plan of San Antonio, Texas, in Amir Reza Khavarian-Garmsir and Ayyoob Sharifi, Urban Climate Adaptation and Mitigation, Elsevier, (September 2022).


Kamal, A. and Suk, J. (2018). Can Environmental Design and Street Light’s Retrofit Affect Crime Trends in San Antonio? ARCC/EAAE International Conference, Philadelphia, PA, pp. 343-351.


Kamal, A., (2017). Re-naturalizing Urban Campus Case Study: Integrated-design, Placemaking, and Ecology. Proceedings of EAAE/ARCC International Architectural Research Conference: Architectural Research Addressing Societal Challenges, published by Taylor and Francis Group, presented in 2016, June 15-18, Lisbon, Portugal, pp. 1229-1235, ISBN:978-1-138-02966-8.


Kamal, A., and Proma, N. (2016). Spatial Modeling for the Assessment of Residential Infill in Texas’ Peri-Urban Communities. ASCE Journal of Urban Planning and Development. October (DOI:

Kamal, A., (2016). Campus Sustainability Retrofits: A Multi-Criteria Site Selection Model for Low Impact Development. Proceedings of Sustainable Built Environment (SBE 16) Regional Conference, published in G. Habert and A. Schlueter (eds.), Expanding Boundaries: Systems Thinking in the Built Environment, June 13-17, ETH, Zurich, Switzerland, pp. 252-257, ISBN: 978-3-7281-3774-6.


Kamal, A., Lombardi, A., Roff, S., & Pollet, B. (2015). Informing Planning Decisions through GIS Documentation of San Antonio’s Historic Colonial Landscape. Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Computer in Urban Planning and Urban Management, July 7-10, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge: MA.


Kamal, A. (2014). Regeneration for Urban and Economic sustainability: Assessment of the U.S. Neighborhood Stabilization Program. Proceedings of the World Sustainable Building Conference [WSB14]: Results, October 28-30, Barcelona: Spain, pp. 24-32. ISBN: 978-84-697-1815-5.

Lombardi, A., Kamal, A., & Roff, S. (2014). The Camino Real del los Tejas. Applying GIS to Research for Cultural Heritage Management. Proceedings of the Experiencias Compartidas America: Cultura Visual Y Relaciones Artisticas Conference, September 9-11, Granada, Spain. In Spanish.

Kamal, A. (2014). Suitability for Infill Development: A multi-criteria and Spatial Assessment Approach. Proceedings of the EAAE-ARCC International Architectural Research Conference (Beyond Architecture: Making New Connections and Intersections), Manoa, HI, February 12-15, pp. 336-345.


Kamal, A. (2013). The Colonias Reader: Economy, Housing, and Public Health in the U.S.- Mexico Border Colonias. Book Review, Camino Real Journal, 5 (8), pp. 214-216.

Jangam, S. & Kamal, A. (2013). Assessing Accessibility to San Antonio Neighborhood Parks. ArcNews.34 (4), p.18.

Kamal, A. (2013). GIS and Site Suitability for Sustainable Residential Communities: Three case studies from the USA. Proceedings of the Sustainable Building Conference [SB13], November 5-7, Cairo: Egypt, pp. 624-636.

Kamal, A. and Hays, D. (2013). Experiential Mock-ups in Materials and Sustainability: Linking Practice to Academia in the Research-driven Design Studio. Sustainable Building Conference [SB13], November 5-7, Cairo: Egypt, pp. 667-679.

Kamal, A. and Rashed-Ali, H. (2013) Methods of Integrating Spatial Analysis in Assessment of Sustainable Development. Proceedings of Architectural Research Centers Consortium Conference: The Visibility of Research, March 27-30, Charlotte: NC, pp. 622-629.


Kamal, A., Doganer, S., Ruvuna, J., Flores, J., Hernandez, E., and Nishimoto, T. (2010), Wayfinding and Accessibility in the San Antonio RiverWalk: A Model for Urban Design Education. International Journal of Architectural Research, 4 (2-3), pp. 391-406.

Kamal, A. (2010), Integrating GIS as a Planning Tool in the Pedagogy of Architectural Research Studio. Proceedings of Housing Education and Research Association Conference, November 3-6, Portland: OR, pp. 124-134.


Kamal, A. (2009), What Comes First in Sheltering Needs: Patterns of Colonias Housing Production. Proceedings of Architectural Research Centers Consortium Conference: Leadership in Architectural Research, Between Academia and the Profession, April 15-18, San Antonio: TX, pp. 277-285.



Kamal, A., Martin, L., and Wu, J. (2020), Location Analytics and Geospatial Metrics for Policy Initiatives and Equitable Planning in Houston & San Antonio. Refereed abstract; Colloquy moderator/ and presenter at the Urban Affairs Association Conference, Washington, D.C, April 2-4 (accepted).


Kamal, A., Bailey, J., Powell, L, and Colvin, C. (2019), How to Stabilize Housing: An Anti-Displacement Pilot Policy. Refereed abstract and presentation at the American Planning Association Texas Chapter Conference, Waco, TX, November 6-8.


Roff, S., Lombardi, A., & Kamal, A., (2015). Measurement and Proportion in the Design of Mission San José y San Miguel de Aguayo. Southeast chapter, the Society of Architectural Historians, Oct. 14-17, San Antonio, TX.


Collins, K., Kamal, A., and Barbosa-Ramirez, L. (2012), Emerging Demand of Oil and Gas Workforce Housing in South Texas: Lessons from Local and State Policies and Practices. Proceedings of International Association of People Environment Studies, Human Experience in the Natural and Built Environment: Implications for Research Policy and Practice, June 24-29, Glasgow, Scotland.


Kamal, A. (2010), GIS as a Tool for Affordable Housing Supply and Renovation: An approach through Experiential Research Studio. Online Proceedings of Texas GIS Forum, October 25-28, Austin: TX.


Kamal, A. (2008), Race in Baltimore City Neighborhoods: Impacts on the Market and Conditions of Housing. Proceedings of 46th International Making Cities Livable Conference. Jun. 1-5, Santa Fe, NM.

Kamal, A. (2008), Community-based Design Learning (CBDL) Model for Sheltering the Homeless: Methods and Learning Outcomes. EDRA 40 Re: The Ethical Design of Places, May 27-31, Kansas City, MO.


Kamal, A. (2006), Acquaintances and Shaping Housing Identity in Informal Settlements: Case Study from the US-Mexico Border Colonias. Proc. of XVI ISA World Congress of Sociology, Jul. 23-29. Durban, South Africa.


Kamal, A. (2003), Developing small settlements in rural Egypt: Current needs, and social and physical features. Presentation at the International Conference of the Community Development Society. Cornell University, Ithaca, NY: Community Development Society, Jul. 20-23.

Kamal, A. (2003), Social and architectural features of crafts districts in Medieval Cairo. Presented at the 18th Middle East history and theory conference. Univ. of Chicago, IL: Center for Middle Eastern Studies, May 9-10.



Kamal, A., (2021), SAHA residents have a sufficient supply of affordable housing options, Invited panelist at the 2025 Housing Symposium, San Antonio Housing Authority (SAHA), January 27, San Antonio, TX.


Kamal, A., (2020), Partnerships. Guest speaker at St. Mary's University Seminar on Public Administration and Policy, October 13, San Antonio, TX.


Kamal, A., (2019), Coordinated Housing System and Displacement Prevention and Mitigation. Invited speaker at the San Antonio Board of Realtors (SABOR) Meeting, June 27, San Antonio, TX.

Kamal, A. and Ankamah, B. (2019), Housing Programs and Risk Mitigation Policy. Invited speaker at the Alamo Area Council of Government (AACOG) Monthly Meeting, June 25, San Antonio, TX.


Tangum, R. and Kamal, A. (2014), Sustainable Healthy Communities: Policy and Implementation for Small Communities in the Eagle Ford Shale and South Texas. Invited speaker at the Eagle Ford Shale Community Development Program Best Practices Conference, May 14, San Antonio, TX.

Bella, P.; Vina, C.; Osten, J., and Kamal, A.  (2014), Measuring Success in Urbanism and Planning Education. Invited Panelist in the Planning for Health Panel Discussion, Public Health and the Built Environment Conference, May 7, San Antonio, TX.

Kamal, A. (2014), Housing Solutions: A Sustainable Urbanism Approach for Small Communities in the Eagle Ford Shale and South Texas. Invited speaker, 2nd Oilfield Housing Solutions Conference, May 1st, Houston, TX.

Potter, L., Tangum, R., Kamal, A., Teasley, M., and Ortiz, G., (2014), Panelist in the Social Science Perspectives on the Eagle Ford Shale, Southwestern Social Science Association Annual Meeting, April 17-19, San Antonio, TX.


Kamal, A. (2013), Housing Solutions for Economic Boom Regions: Western Eagle Ford Shale. Invited Panelist in Providing Affordable Housing in Economic Boom Areas Panel, Texas Community Economic Development Policy Summit, September 24th, Texas State Capitol, Austin, TX.

Kamal, A. (2013), Workforce Housing Assessment: A Strategic Analysis for the Western Eagle Ford Shale Region. Invited speaker at the Oilfield Housing Solutions Conference, May 9-10, San Antonio, TX.


Kamal, A. (2012), Measures of the Eagle Ford Shale housing and population forecasts. Panelist in the Eagle Ford Shale, San Antonio Region’s Meeting of Advancing Women in Transportation Society, Nov. 14th, San Antonio, TX.

Kamal, A. (2012), Strategic Housing Analysis: Sustainable Choices for the Growing Demand for Housing in the Eagle Ford Shale Area of South Texas. Invited Speaker at the Governor’s Small Business Forum Series, September 20th, Carrizo Springs, TX.

Kamal, A. (2012), Sustainable Choices for the Growing Demand of the Eagle Ford Shale Housing: Indicators from the Western-Shale Counties. Invited Speaker at Eagle Ford Shale Consortium Conference, February 29-March 2, San Antonio, TX.


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