Development and Sustainability of Residential Communities (Neighbourhoods) in Egypt, Recommended Criteria and Indicators Drawn from International Trials
Urban and Regional Planning
Volume 4, Issue 3, September 2019, Pages: 100-108
Received: Aug. 15, 2019; Accepted: Sep. 10, 2019; Published: Oct. 9, 2019
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Waleed Hussein Ali Hussein, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Architecture, Fayoum University, Fayoum, Egypt
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This paper adopts an inductive research approach and is divided into two sections. The first section is a theoretical inductive overview of international urban trends aimed at ensuring urban community sustainability and discusses residential neighborhood sustainability assessment tools used by some of the leading countries in this field. The second section examines new urban communities in Egypt according to their expected future development and urban development prospects. It proposes criteria that could be applied to the planning and design of road networks, housing units and site coordination to the sustainability of urban residential neighborhoods (the smallest design units in the study of residential urban community trends from the perspective of sustainability). The research conclusion take the sustainable residential neighborhood design principles and of the connection between sustainability assessment tools and elements of design reveals the existence of criteria that could be used to appraise residential neighborhood sustainability in Egypt. This elements contains “Principal Site Layout, Designing Roads and Paths, Coordination of the Site’s General Layout and Housing Units. finally A clear comprehension of the arrange objective, combined with a well-coordinated site facilitates getting clear directions to streets and buildings, promotes the conservation of native character and also the maintenance and maintenance of buildings associate degreed natural sites and creates an economical and comfy setting, all of that contribute to increased satisfaction among the neighborhood.
Sustainable Residential Communities, Neighborhood Sustainability Assessment, Urban Development, Environmental Assessment of Residential Communities
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Waleed Hussein Ali Hussein, Development and Sustainability of Residential Communities (Neighbourhoods) in Egypt, Recommended Criteria and Indicators Drawn from International Trials, Urban and Regional Planning. Vol. 4, No. 3, 2019, pp. 100-108. doi: 10.11648/j.urp.20190403.13
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