Revitalizing City Districts: Transformation Partnership for Urban Design and Architecture in Historic City Districts

Revitalizing City Districts: Transformation Partnership for Urban Design and Architecture in Historic City Districts

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This book explores the consequences of change in the urban form, the amalgam of the urban space and buildings and on the processes leading to planning and design. Urban form and its fabric result from a multitude of individual interests, ideas and decisions which in turn result in specific and locally diverse spatial arrangements. These processes which are shaping our built environment are embedded in and determined by different contexts of political, cultural and social-economic norms and values. Urban development and the transformation of urban structures are triggered by technological innovations, laws and taxes, new behaviors or the impact of environmental conditions as well as other factors. Based on case studies from Egypt and the Middle East, together with some cases from Germany and Turkey, this book covers a wide range of change processes focused on historic and inner city districts.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783319462882
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
Publication date: 01/17/2017
Series: The Urban Book Series
Edition description: 1st ed. 2017
Pages: 189
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author


Hebatalla Abouelfadl
is a Professor of Architecture and Urban Design at the Department of Architecture, Faculty of Fine Arts, Alexandria University, Egypt.

Dalila El-Kerdany is a Professor of Architecture and Urban Design at the Department of Architecture, Faculty of Engineering, Cairo University, Egypt.

Christoph Wessling is a Dipl.Ing. Urban Planner and Dipl.Ing. for Architecture. Since 2011, he is the Head and scientific Coordinator of the Middle East Cooperation Unit (MEC), Institute of Urban Development and Design, University of Technology Cottbus, Germany.

Table of Contents

Proposed Index

1. Revitalizing City Districts – Introduction

(by the Editors)

2. Urban Heritage Development

Hesham Seoudy

The Differentiation between the Value of Urban Heritage and the Socio-Economic Policies of Preservation

Dalila El-Kerdany and Inken Baller

Strategies for the preservation of the Heritage of the Suez Region and Port Said as World Heritage Towns

Stefanie Wladika

Reflection of Urban Development Processes in Port Said

Claudine Piaton and Pierre Marques Alfarroba

The Situation of Heritage Buildings in Port Said

Hebatalla Abouelfadl and Mohamed A. ElGamal

Applicability Potentials of Harbour Revitalization Strategies in Alexandria

Ahmed Mansour

Challenges for the Rehabilitation of Historic Cairo as a World Heritage Site

Soheir Hawas

Governmental Efforts in Saving Heritage in Egypt - Downtown Cairo Project Model

Merve Bedir
Voids of the City: Developing a Reuse Scenario for Galata Greek School, Istanbul

3. Transformation of Urban Structures

Ahmed Ouf

Transformation of the Public Realm in Historic Places in Egypt since the Revolution

Anette Gangler

The Transformation of Public Space in Cities of the MEAN Region

Heinz Nagler

Transformation of Public Space - caused by Political Changes

Nabil El-Hadi

Experimenting with Sustainable Densities in the Egyptian Academia; Challenges and Opportunities

Merve Bedir

Density Syndicate from Istanbul to Cape Town: Urban Transformation and Density

Ingy El Barmelgy

Obstacles of Densities and Related Urban Form for The Egyptian New Cities

Christoph Wessling

Challenges and Strategic Approaches for the Revitalization of Down Town and Historic Cairo

Hans Harms

Challenges for Sustainable Development of Informal Settlements and of Desert New Towns in Cairo

Further potential articles (enquired):

Sahar Attia

Challenges of Sustainable Urban Development and the Phenomenon of Densification

Joachim Sichter

Sustainable Urban Development Strategies for Berlin and the question of Urban Density

Frank Schwartze
Climate-effective Planning as Promoter for Sustainable and Integrated Urban Development

Nicolai Steinø

Using Parametrics to Facilitate Collaborative Urban Design

Ahmed Zayyat

Urban Growth of Suez Canal Cities

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