Revitalizing City Districts

Transformation Partnership for Urban Design and Architecture in Historic City Districts

  • Hebatalla Abouelfadl
  • Dalila ElKerdany
  • Christoph Wessling

Part of the The Urban Book Series book series (UBS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Urban Heritage Development

  3. Transformation of Urban Structures

About this book


This book explores the consequences of change in the urban form, the amalgam of the urban space and buildings and on the processes leading to planning and design. Urban form and its fabric result from a multitude of individual interests, ideas and decisions which in turn result in specific and locally diverse spatial arrangements. These processes which are shaping our built environment are embedded in and determined by different contexts of political, cultural and social-economic norms and values. Urban development and the transformation of urban structures are triggered by technological innovations, laws and taxes, new behaviors or the impact of environmental conditions as well as other factors. Based on case studies from Egypt and the Middle East, together with some cases from Germany and Turkey, this book covers a wide range of change processes focused on historic and inner city districts.


Sustainable Urban Development Urban Heritage Transformation of Urban Structures Everyday Life in Historic Districts Role of Public Realm

Editors and affiliations

  • Hebatalla Abouelfadl
    • 1
  • Dalila ElKerdany
    • 2
  • Christoph Wessling
    • 3
  1. 1.Faculty of Fine ArtsAlexandria UniversityAlexandriaEgypt
  2. 2.Faculty of EngineeringCairo UniversityCairoEgypt
  3. 3.Department of Urban Development and DesignBrandenburg University of TechnologyCottbusGermany

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