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Mansoura University (2020)

Urban development of valuable areas in the egypt western desert

Alkabbany, Ola Tarek Galal.

Titre : Urban development of valuable areas in the egypt western desert

Auteur : Alkabbany, Ola Tarek Galal.

Etablissement de soutenance : Mansoura University

Grade : Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Architecture 2020

Historical development of urban mass in valuable areas in Western Desert caused residential and agricultural infringements on the physical space of distinctive boundaries of the remaining valuable areas, especially those which are not included in Atlas Heritage Sites. Thus, rehabilitation and urban renewal of urban environment depends on a clear determination of the value of scattered locations in Western Desert with a clear vision for developing them. In this context, it is argued that a clear plan for the documentation of these locations’ urban fabric components is essential in order to restore the original features of archaeological context to achieve a better balance between tourism and cultural heritage. Moreover, it is significant to develop a plan for improving the connectivity between these heritage sites to achieve easy access routes serving directly the tourist’s attraction. In this regard, the main study suggested the adoption of holistic approach to urban development by a comprehensive survey of valuable areas in Western Desert (New Valley and Oasis) whether the value is archaeological, historical or urban, then defining the mechanisms for preserving the archaeological environment by an analytical study of a similar project with same historical and architectural importance, urban development plans was done for it, and was included by the World Heritage List, analyzing its basic strategies to conclude a clear approach of how these areas in Western Deserts are monitored and included within the General Organization for Physical Planning (GOPP), then suggesting a strategy for upgrading and improving the urban environment of the archaeological surrounding through exploratory process, using original archaeological maps and monitoring remaining elements in Fortified Traditional Islamic Villages at Dakhla Oasis. Finally, has the ability to define the remaining elements of urban archaeological fabric boundaries and to suggest main road for tours and free zones for the tourist. The research’s findings will help to strengthen the understanding of urban designers and local stakeholders on how to plan an urban development project around conservation areas, the research’s methodology and findings would enrich the related academic fields by introducing new areas with an urban value.

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