03 March 2002 --
A special meeting of concerned scholars was organized at the BA by the Alexandria Governorate, UNESCO and the Alexandria community to address the preservation of Alexandria's architectural heritage. Dr. Mohammed Awad, President of the Alexandria Preservation Trust, and Chairman of the Alexandria Urban Planning Commission, is working to preserve the old landscape of Alexandria against the push of development interests and the growing population demands in Alexandria. The Group presented Dr. Serageldin with three letters to the Minister of Culture, the Governor of Alexandria and First Lady Suzanne Mubarak calling for the preservation of the villa by Auguste Perret. Serageldin delivered the letters.