Revitalizing Alexandria through its symbolic significance of heritage, urban form, and the distinctive spirit of place

Elseragy, Ahmed and Elnokaly, Amira and Sabbagh, Magdy (2017) Revitalizing Alexandria through its symbolic significance of heritage, urban form, and the distinctive spirit of place. Proceedings of the International Conference on Changing Cities III Spatial, Design, Landscape & Socio-economic Dimensions . pp. 1819-1834. ISSN .

Documents
Changing Cities III Revitalising Alexandria .pdf
[img]
[Download]
[img]
Preview
PDF
Changing Cities III Revitalising Alexandria .pdf - Whole Document

1MB
Item Type:Article
Item Status:Live Archive

Abstract

Cities have an ever-changing nature according to its citizens needs, but not always for the best. During the past half century, Alexandria’s heritage city center (historic district) has been facing an on-going decay. A struggle between its symbolic significance of Euro-Medi-terranean heritage, urban form, and the distinctive spirit of place and the many economic and political agendas are diminishing its heritage sites and sense of place. There are few attempts being done today to revitalize the identity and spirit of Alexandria’s historic districts that will be discussed in this paper. The paper endeavours to answer the question of what other initiatives should be taken to revitalize/regenerate the Euro-Mediterranean heritage of Alexandria, with a focus of Fouad street that lies in the heart of Alexandria’s historic district, and developing the city center and therefore changing the image and perception of the city as a whole. The paper identifies key performance indicators (KPI’s) of Alexandria’s heritage town center, measuring their current status, to form the basis of setting a list of recom-mendations to develop each criterion affecting the town’s center performance. The paper concludes that a full strategic urban regeneration and revitalization of Alexandria’s historic district is much needed to conserve and preserve what can be rescued in the area. Fouad Street can be central in conveying tomorrow’s economic benefits and welfare of Alexandria’s historic districts, and a holistic regeneration of that street can act as a catalyst of change and regeneration in the area.

Additional Information:International Conference on Changing Cities III: Spatial, Design, Landscape & Socio-economic Dimensions Syros, Delos, Mykonos Islands, Greece ● June 26-30, 2017
Keywords:revitalization, Cultural heritage, heritage buildings, Historic centres development, architectural identity, bmjtype
Subjects:K Architecture, Building and Planning > K250 Conservation of Buildings
K Architecture, Building and Planning > K900 Others in Architecture, Building and Planning
K Architecture, Building and Planning > K100 Architecture
Divisions:College of Arts > School of Architecture & Design > School of Architecture & Design (Architecture)
Related URLs:
ID Code:27824
Deposited On:12 Jul 2017 09:17

Repository Staff Only: item control page