Marwa Khalifa

Marwa Khalifa
Ain Shams University · Faculty of Engineering

PhD.

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In the past decades, protecting the urban environment in the face of environmentalism and environmental rights has become crucial to saving the planet from the dangers of the rapid urban development of new cities and societies. Air temperature is one of the factors influenced by climate change and contemporary city morphology that lacks compact cit...
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The link of proposal submission is: https://www.igi-global.com/publish/call-for-papers/call-details/5426 This book focuses on the urban heat islands (UHI) phenomenon and five SDGs: Poverty (Goal 1) Public health and well-being (Goal 3) Decent work and economic growth (Goal 8) Sustainable cities and societies (Goal 11) Climate action (Goal 13) The...
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The idea of this book originated in the 4th International Conference of Contemporary Affairs in Architecture and Urbanism ICCAUA2021, held online in Alanya Hamdullah Emin Pasa University in May 2021. It was conceived as an intellectual discourse and a concise compendium of recent research in two parts, first part comprises Architecture and Urban st...
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Globally, there is a rapid development of urban heat island (UHI) detection tools, and their results can be accepted regardless of their accuracy in measuring the real impact of the phenomenon. In this study, we investigated various UHI measuring tools and analysed their findings to better interpret their reliability. The tools in the current resea...
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Global research in landscape architecture demonstrates the perceived safety in parks. This article used Al-Azhar Park, Cairo, Egypt, as a case study to determine the type of prospect that most promotes users' perception of safety. Given that prospects-refuge makes perceived safety perform better, this research focuses on 20 types of prospects conce...
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With most of the world`s population living in cities and urban areas, cities are currently seeking new strategies to integrate nature into the built environment. Urban waterways, and their adjacent urban areas, have been typically the main concern of these strategies. Urban waterfronts, although often sites of heavy development, are rarely designed...
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Urbanisation is a process associated with the global industrial and technological development. Globally, this process causes a continuous change of the land cover and increases the urban areas. Scholars from various disciplines address these changes that affect the global climatic system, microclimate and the environment. Urban heat island (UHI) is...
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Recent years have witnessed a widespread cultural-led urban and regional policies in the urban rehabilitation process. Worldwide, urban developers use culture-based economy and industries as a driver for social, physical and economic regeneration through attracting a diverse population. This research aims to map arts and culture activities in Downt...
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The concept of Historic Urban Landscape (HUL) was introduced as the latest UNESCO approach considering the ongoing debate around the identification, preservation, and valorization of cultural heritage. The purpose of this paper is to explore the potentials of this approach for the regeneration of Rosetta City in Egypt. This paper attempts to develo...
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Although Egypt has several experiences in building new satellite cites, the case of the New Administrative Capital is different in having a direct effect on Cairo as it is relocating a major function, its administrative center. Accordingly, this new development should be planned and implemented with a holistic approach including how to revitalize C...
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Cultural Tourism offers a strong motivation to preserve the elements of cultural heritage in tourist destinations. It helps to preserve cultural elements as important tourist attractions. Cultural tourism’s notion is unlimited to visiting monumental attractions only, but it has also become an interactive experience with the social fabric of the com...
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The city is a complex living organism mostly affected by decisions taken whether they are political, organizational or design decisions. Such decisions vary in scale starting with planning, urban design and architectural scales. Urban design has been commonly agreed to occupy a hypothetical intersection between planning and architecture. It emerged...
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Urbanisation is a process associated with the global industrial and technological development. Globally, this process causes a continuous change of the land cover and increases the urban areas. Scholars from various disciplines address these changes that affect the global climatic system, micro-climate and the environment. Urban Heat Island (UHI) i...
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Recent years have witnessed a widespread cultural led urban and regional policies aiming towards urban revitalization. Culture-based economy and industries are being used as a driver for social, physical and economic regeneration through attracting a diverse population. This research aims to investigate arts and culture activities in the case of Do...
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The city is a complex living organism mostly affected by decisions taken whether they are political, organizational, or design decisions. Such decisions vary in scale starting with planning, urban design, and architectural scales. Urban design has been commonly agreed to occupy a hypothetical intersection between planning and architecture. It emerg...
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Planning for future urban development usually pursues a comprehensive understanding for complex city systems with all its diversities. The balance of these systems depends on their interchanging dynamics when they contribute in city’s generation, and stabilize its development momentum. Since formal and informal systems integrate within market dynam...
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Cities are bound to food by their appetite. Yet, as urban dwellers, we take our food for granted. The complexity of urban food systems has hindered addressing them in the same magnitude as other urban challenges. However, urban food systems are directly related to the economic and social welfare of citizens. The book aims to guide decision makers,...
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Greater Cairo Region (GCR) is the largest metropolitan area on the African continent and the Arab world. It accommodates 16.1 million inhabitants representing 19% of Egypt's total population. Today, critical urban issues arise from the sheer size of the metropolis GCR and from its population density. Traffic congestion is on the top of these issues...
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Food security remains one of Egypt‟s fundamental challenges for development and human welfare. Egypt has suffered a series of shocks that declined its food and nutrition security over the years. A joint report between the WFP and CAPMAS in 2011, on the status of food security and poverty in Egypt highlighted an increase in food insecurity levels to...
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Food security is one of Egypt's fundamental challenges for development and human welfare. Egypt has suffered a series of shocks that caused an evident decline in its food and nutrition security and problems as poverty and food insecurity that were usually perceived as rural issues are becoming a rising concern for urban areas as well. Cities are bo...
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Food and nutrition security remain one of Egypt’s fundamental challenges for development and human welfare. Cities need food; they are bound to nature by their appetite. Yet, as urban dwellers, we take feeding our cities and what it takes for our urban food system to function for granted. The paper is to analyze the food system in terms of its func...
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Public spaces play significant role in satisfying the needs of users in four levels: accessibility, environment and comfort, public utilization and sociability. The fulfillment relationship between needs and functions is affected by several aspects. The main aspect is mobility network in public spaces. InRamses square, the existence of Ramses regio...
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The informal market for housing provision in Egypt succeeded to attract a large group of citizens. This research aims to identify and evaluate the interrelationships between the government and other actors involved in the housing provision process. The research highlights the different modes of governance, in order to well understand the roles and...
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This study aims to develop a Flood Disaster Resilience Index (FDRI), as an attempt to measure the level of communities' resilience in mega coastal cities. The FDRI is developed on five resilience-based capitals: Governance, Economic, Natural, Physical and Social. Alexandria in Egypt and Jakarta in Indonesia are selected as case studies, as they ran...
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If those in power claim to be concerned with sustainable urban development, then why is the urban condition not improving? What is desired through urban planning decisions/objectives versus what is achieved in reality present two dependent and interlinking spheres of action. The missing link between policies at the national level and practices in E...
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The issue of informal settlements represents a key challenge not only in Egypt, but also worldwide. A review of informal settlements upgrading policies shows that governments have moved away from eradication policies to provision, enabling and participatory policies. This shift was motivated by the recognition that informal settlements were not a p...
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Spatial segregation intensifies social segregation. The current planning practice contributes to a spatial structure on the street and road network generating social and physical segregation between neighbourhoods. The spatial relationship between local centres and the overall metropolitan network fragments in comparison to the past. This contribut...
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Urban Governance of Informal Settlements in Cairo has become a critical challenge facing the Egyptian government Identification, integration and collaboration of relevant stakeholders becomes crucial. Consequently, this research aims at investigating new and adjustive governance models that imply effective participation of stakeholders. Three Metho...
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Egypt, as with other developing countries, faces a major energy security problem, which strongly impacts all national plans for economic development. A sound energy strategy is crucially needed, and should be based on two pillars: first, boosting the production of clean energy from various renewable and non-renewable sources, and second, managing a...
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Satellite images and GIS techniques were used to answer specific questions using three different scenarios. The results obtained define the most vulnerable areas in the chosen classes, i.e. Urban, agriculture, fish ponds and lake water body. Results are of great importance to planners and decision makers in Egypt. Study can be repeated for other co...
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Greater Cairo Region (GCR) is the largest metropolitan area on the African continent and the Arab world. It accommodates 16.1 million inhabitants representing 19% of Egypt's total population. Today, critical urban issues arise from the sheer size of the metropolis GCR and from its population density. Traffic congestion is on the top of these issues...
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Worldwide, innovation in education is highly perceived as an effectual approach to promote awareness for sustainability. International organizations interested in education, re-search and training support projects seeking modernization of Higher Education (HE) and put much emphasis on developing new curricula, teaching methods or materials to respo...
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Worldwide, strategic urban planning is found in very different contexts and planning schemes, where it is always a tool strongly linked to enhancing urban management. Under the umbrella of strategic urban planning different approaches can be perceived, in which within these broad shared characteristics there are significant variations. A key compon...
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This paper addresses the crucial need to revisit the criteria for defining ‘slums’ in order to present a more precise image of existing slums and categorize them according to the severity of risk they pose to human life and to property, as a means of prioritizing interventions. It reflects on the Egyptian initiative, started at the outset of 2009,...
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This paper puts forward sustainable development indicators and an index appropriate for monitoring and guiding development planning in the villages of rural Egypt, as an improvement on the current approach which is informed by locally calculated Human Development Indices (HDI). This has two principal weaknesses. Firstly many of the issues of import...

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This thesis aims at studying the impacts of the Sea Level Rise (SLR) and measuring the level of urban community resilience on the region of Northern Nile Delta , with special reference to Alexandria (Egypt) as one of the cities sub-ject to the impacts of SLR resulted from climate change. Additionally, the re-search compares Alexandria to a similar region; namely the Northern Coast of Java Island, with particular focus on Jakarta (Indonesia) as one of the most threatened cities by SLR in terms of exposed population.