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Sustainable development in informal areas

Author : Reham Ibrahem Momtaz

Pages : 1854-1863
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Egypt and some third world countries suffer from the existence of informal areas, which are increasing in growth and impacting the neighboring areas, leading to their deterioration and lack of services. Informal areas are considered as a solution to some housing problems as the residents are providing their own dwelling by themselves. However, on the other hand, it has a negative impact in terms of urban and economic deterioration and the spread of ignorance and social indifference and the lack of health and educational services , in addition to that, informal housing is characterized by the fact that it does not conform to the design and construction fundamental rules and lacks public spaces and green spaces. Accordingly, It was necessary to go to find solutions to these problems through sustainable development to improve these areas to reach a better quality of life for residents, taking into account the rights of future generations. From this point of view, the main points of this research can be summarized as follows:
• Informal areas
• The emergence and exacerbation of the phenomenon of informal areas
• Sustainability – Concepts
• Fundamentals of sustainable development
• Global experiences for the study of sustainable development
• Proposed sustainable development indicators

Keywords: Informal areas – sustainability – sustainable development- Sustainable Cities- indicators

Article published in International Journal of Current Engineering and Technology, Vol.7, No.5 (Sept/Oct 2017)

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