Cultural sustainability of historic cities: notes on conservation projects in Old Cairo

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

Abstract

Historic preservation has been the subject of much debate in recent years. This paper envisions urban conservation as a culturaly sustainable process of change and development that involves restoration, demolition, renewal, and the psysical and socioeconomic impacts. The paper explores and outlines the European experience, and then investigates and analyzes a number of conservation projects in old Cairo. The aim is to delineate their positive and negative aspects within the scope of cultural sustainability. The projects examined are Arab Bureau for design and development, UNESCO, UNDP, and the Aga Khan trust for Culture (AKTC). The projects are examined in terms of physical aspects, socioeconomic and socio-cultural aspects, and actors and roles. The paper concludes a framework for sustainable urban conservation in which different actors are actively and properly involved in the development process of historic cities.

Conference

ConferenceIAPS Paris: Metropolis 2000 - Which Perspectives? Cities, Social Life and Sustainable Development
CountryFrance
CityParis
Period4/07/007/07/00

Fingerprint

Sustainable development
Conservation
Historic preservation
Demolition
Restoration

Keywords

  • conservation
  • sustainability
  • historic cities
  • Old Cairo

Cite this

Salama, A. M. (2000). Cultural sustainability of historic cities: notes on conservation projects in Old Cairo. Abstract from IAPS Paris: Metropolis 2000 - Which Perspectives? Cities, Social Life and Sustainable Development, Paris, France.
Salama, Ashraf M. / Cultural sustainability of historic cities : notes on conservation projects in Old Cairo. Abstract from IAPS Paris: Metropolis 2000 - Which Perspectives? Cities, Social Life and Sustainable Development, Paris, France.
@conference{75119be014d4406489018ad22cfc1d0d,
title = "Cultural sustainability of historic cities: notes on conservation projects in Old Cairo",
abstract = "Historic preservation has been the subject of much debate in recent years. This paper envisions urban conservation as a culturaly sustainable process of change and development that involves restoration, demolition, renewal, and the psysical and socioeconomic impacts. The paper explores and outlines the European experience, and then investigates and analyzes a number of conservation projects in old Cairo. The aim is to delineate their positive and negative aspects within the scope of cultural sustainability. The projects examined are Arab Bureau for design and development, UNESCO, UNDP, and the Aga Khan trust for Culture (AKTC). The projects are examined in terms of physical aspects, socioeconomic and socio-cultural aspects, and actors and roles. The paper concludes a framework for sustainable urban conservation in which different actors are actively and properly involved in the development process of historic cities.",
keywords = "conservation, sustainability, historic cities, Old Cairo",
author = "Salama, {Ashraf M}",
year = "2000",
month = "7",
language = "English",
note = "IAPS Paris: Metropolis 2000 - Which Perspectives? Cities, Social Life and Sustainable Development ; Conference date: 04-07-2000 Through 07-07-2000",

}

Salama, AM 2000, 'Cultural sustainability of historic cities: notes on conservation projects in Old Cairo' IAPS Paris: Metropolis 2000 - Which Perspectives? Cities, Social Life and Sustainable Development, Paris, France, 4/07/00 - 7/07/00, .

Cultural sustainability of historic cities : notes on conservation projects in Old Cairo. / Salama, Ashraf M.

2000. Abstract from IAPS Paris: Metropolis 2000 - Which Perspectives? Cities, Social Life and Sustainable Development, Paris, France.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

TY - CONF

T1 - Cultural sustainability of historic cities

T2 - notes on conservation projects in Old Cairo

AU - Salama, Ashraf M

PY - 2000/7

Y1 - 2000/7

N2 - Historic preservation has been the subject of much debate in recent years. This paper envisions urban conservation as a culturaly sustainable process of change and development that involves restoration, demolition, renewal, and the psysical and socioeconomic impacts. The paper explores and outlines the European experience, and then investigates and analyzes a number of conservation projects in old Cairo. The aim is to delineate their positive and negative aspects within the scope of cultural sustainability. The projects examined are Arab Bureau for design and development, UNESCO, UNDP, and the Aga Khan trust for Culture (AKTC). The projects are examined in terms of physical aspects, socioeconomic and socio-cultural aspects, and actors and roles. The paper concludes a framework for sustainable urban conservation in which different actors are actively and properly involved in the development process of historic cities.

AB - Historic preservation has been the subject of much debate in recent years. This paper envisions urban conservation as a culturaly sustainable process of change and development that involves restoration, demolition, renewal, and the psysical and socioeconomic impacts. The paper explores and outlines the European experience, and then investigates and analyzes a number of conservation projects in old Cairo. The aim is to delineate their positive and negative aspects within the scope of cultural sustainability. The projects examined are Arab Bureau for design and development, UNESCO, UNDP, and the Aga Khan trust for Culture (AKTC). The projects are examined in terms of physical aspects, socioeconomic and socio-cultural aspects, and actors and roles. The paper concludes a framework for sustainable urban conservation in which different actors are actively and properly involved in the development process of historic cities.

KW - conservation

KW - sustainability

KW - historic cities

KW - Old Cairo

UR - http://iaps.scix.net/cgi-bin/works/Show?_id=1202bm842&sort=DEFAULT&search=Salama&hits=16

M3 - Abstract

ER -

Salama AM. Cultural sustainability of historic cities: notes on conservation projects in Old Cairo. 2000. Abstract from IAPS Paris: Metropolis 2000 - Which Perspectives? Cities, Social Life and Sustainable Development, Paris, France.