Urban Challenge Meets Hidden Potentials: Sustainable Development of El-Max Fishermen Village in Alexandria, Egypt

Authors

  • Dina Mamdouh Nassar Faculty of Engineering, Alexandria University
  • Marwa Kamel El-Sayed Faculty of Engineering, Pharos University in Alexandria, Egypt

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.21834/e-bpj.v1i4.95

Abstract

Slum upgrading programs in Egypt focus mainly on the provision of essential services. Social and environmental needs are neglected resulting in critical issues. A community-driven approach is proposed to unfold the potential of slums by giving control of decisions and resources to the community.

The research examines ‘El-Max’ Fishermen Village based on its potential due to its unique urban pattern and characteristics. It argues the ability of an informal settlement to reach sustainability goals through a community driven approach. It sets out a framework for urban development, emphasising social sustainability built on sound governance and good urban management.

© 2016. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/).

Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.

Keywords: Slum Upgrading; Sustainable Urban Development; Community-Driven Development (CDD); Urban Management.

Author Biographies

Dina Mamdouh Nassar, Faculty of Engineering, Alexandria University

Assistant Professor at Architecture Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, Alexandria University

Marwa Kamel El-Sayed, Faculty of Engineering, Pharos University in Alexandria, Egypt

Demonstrator at the Architecture Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, Pharos University in Alexandria, Egypt

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Published

2016-08-07

How to Cite

Nassar, D. M., & El-Sayed, M. K. (2016). Urban Challenge Meets Hidden Potentials: Sustainable Development of El-Max Fishermen Village in Alexandria, Egypt. Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 1(4), 230-241. https://doi.org/10.21834/e-bpj.v1i4.95