Environmental Analysis of the Residential Sector in Cairo

Edeisy, Mohamed (2020) Environmental Analysis of the Residential Sector in Cairo. SHAPING URBAN CHANGE – Livable City Regions for the 21st Century. Proceedings of REAL CORP 2020, 25th International Conference on Urban Development, Regional Planning and Information Society. pp. 261-272. ISSN 2521-3938

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Rapid demographic increase and transition in governmental policies influenced the patterns of Egyptianresidential sector, services and urban fabric. The housing stock in Egypt is dominated by private owners, informally and high consumption rates. Studies attempted to classify historic periods that created the current urban pattern and led to an uncontrollable expansion of a metropolis. Political and demographic changes had a major role in the city’s urban, architectural and legislative transformation, especially after the change of government policies in 1953. The article aims to evaluate the development milestones of the housing stock in Cairo before and after 1953, from an environmental sustainability perspective on a building and urban scale. Based on official statistics, maps from various periods and literature, the urban development of the city is assessed. The impact of governmental policies and strategic plans is analyzed, taking into consideration demographic growth, urban sprawl and environmental aspects. The residential stock is classified in two time phases (before and after 1953) and three dominant typological -urban and architectural- criteria. Based on this classificatory model, representative characteristics of different periods are assessed in terms of morphology, construction materials and environmental design. The results provide a critical analysis of Cairo's environmental and sustainability policies in the second half of the previous century. It provides an evaluation base for comparison with the city's current built environment and offers guidance for future scenarios.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Building typology, Informality, Urban built environment, Residential consumption, Housing stock
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Depositing User: REAL CORP Administrator
Date Deposited: 02 Feb 2021 16:07
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2021 16:07
URI: http://repository.corp.at/id/eprint/656

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