Dalila Ghodbane is an architect and doctoral researcher. Having worked in various architecture and urban planning offices, in Paris, Beirut, Cairo and Basel, she joined the research program “Passive Climate Control and the City” of Prof. Sascha Roesler, funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation. During her studies at Paris-La-Villette School of Architecture, Dalila Ghodbane investigated urban renewal mechanism in Beirut, with an emphasis on involvement of different actors. She went on to do international development studies at the French Institute of Urbanism (Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée University). She approached the field of development as an alternative market for architectural practice and the possibilities it offers for validation of architects’ expertise. Her current research builds on her previous work, questioning the sustainable architecture expertise in Cairo (Egypt) through three angles: the place of climate in the domestic life of residents, the construction activities and the architect’s practices.