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Keywords

Al-Muizz Street, Historical preservation, Cultural heritage, Lifeline of Cairo, Active living.

Disciplines

Architecture | Arts and Humanities | Education | Engineering

Abstract

Historical preservation helps keep communities beautiful, vibrant and livable, and gives people a stake in their surroundings, for the fact that such historical and valuable places provide a sense of stability and a tangible link with the past (historichawaii.org Feb.2020). Historical places constitute a valuable front for cities with a well-known identity that lasted for centuries. Focusing on developing these places to ensure their sustainability and preserving their history constitutes a mission that has impact not only on the urban environment but also on people using it. Fundamentally, cities bring creative and productive people together helping them to do what they do best: exchange, create and innovate. Culture lies at the heart of urban renewal and innovation.(Culture: urban future: global report on culture for sustainable urban development, Unesco 2016). Al-Muizz Street, an urban space in Cairo, Egypt is the study of this research that aims, first, to assess the current situation of the case study and its physical conditions. Second, to employ new concepts of sustainability in order to revitalize and preserve the cultural heritage of Cairo city, and to propose sustainable design based on the field survey, in order to achieve the best development. Al-Muizz Street constitutes a history that is worth preserving and developing because of its importance in the city life cycle. By being the lifeline of Cairo, restoring life to it, helps ensure an active living and a healthy environment for people.

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