Ali Mohamad Swidani, Faysal M. Abo Elazm



The City Of Tomorrow and Culture Heritage Urban regeneration as an effective tool to accomplish the sustainable development in Arab cities -A Case study of Cairo, Egypt-

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Cities consider as a vibrant urban entities, Influenced by what are happening from the political, economic, social, industrial and technological changes over its lifetime, and take place many of the transformations and significant changes particularly in its urban structure, and often the historic centers falters as an inevitable result of the inability to adapt quickly with these various changes and thus exposed to many negative effects which must be dealt with in order to interact again with other parts the city. For this purpose, which has emerged over the past century, many of the attempts emerged to deal with intensified urban problems in many areas of the world. Hence the importance of highlighting the method of urban regeneration that consider as a good introduction to sustainable development in historic areas to re-integrate these distinguished regions with the new urban fabric and achieve a positive interaction between them and especially that the process of urban regeneration include a dynamic state to dealing with culture heritage exceed the old methods in preserving to keep the original state of urban fabric to re-use and permanent maintenance ,and it also includes social and economic development and provide jobs for the local community. The study covers theoretical and practical aspects of conservation practice and heritage regeneration initiatives of historic cities, relevant to Egypt, taking into consideration social, cultural, political, economic aspects and stakeholders’ aspirations. It seeks to explore whether the current practice facilitate in regenerating the economy of the areas to ensure the sustainable continuity of the local culture in the historic urban environment in Egypt.



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Ali Mohamad Swidani, Faysal M. Abo Elazm. (2017) The City Of Tomorrow and Culture Heritage Urban regeneration as an effective tool to accomplish the sustainable development in Arab cities -A Case study of Cairo, Egypt-. International Journal of Cultural Heritage, 2, 126-135


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