New Cities and Community Extensions in Egypt and the Middle East

Visions and Challenges

  • Sahar Attia
  • Zeinab Shafik
  • Asmaa Ibrahim

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Alshimaa Aboelmakarem Farag
    Pages 35-49
  3. Aya Elsisy, Ayman M. Ashour, Marwa A. Khalifa, Laila M. Khodeir
    Pages 139-157
  4. Rana Sameeh, Mostafa Gabr, Sherine Aly
    Pages 181-198

About this book


This book seeks to push forward the boundaries of current practices and knowledge to embrace innovative solutions, novel approaches, and grounded technologies within realistic comprehension of economic risks and environmental implications. It investigates different scales and situations, various urban forms and morphology, and various localities and totalities. The book presents a platform of recent research, findings, and answers to pressing issues of building new cities and expanding existing ones in the Middle East and Egypt, within their ecological limits, formulating images, architecture, and public spaces to create liveable, working, and productive cities.

At the time of transformation, people continue to influence their habitat and beyond. While facing the compelling challenges of the present, innovative development poses itself as an inevitable response to future demands. In socio-economic disparities and environmental crises, innovation necessitates a mode of action to act responsibly in addressing issues in unconventional manners. The production of space becomes a responsibility towards the development of human resources, promoting their needs, capacities, and advancing a decent quality of life.


Resource efficient cities Cities at a time of risk in the Middle East Urbanization and dwellings Public spaces, liveable and productive cities Real estate in new cities New urban agenda Building inclusive cities Building responsible cities Expanding cities in the Middle East

Editors and affiliations

  • Sahar Attia
    • 1
  • Zeinab Shafik
    • 2
  • Asmaa Ibrahim
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Architecture, Faculty of EngineeringCairo UniversityGizaEgypt
  2. 2.Department of Architecture, Faculty of EngineeringCairo UniversityGizaEgypt
  3. 3.Department of Architecture, Faculty of EngineeringCairo UniversityGizaEgypt

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