Al-Rehab city, Gated Communities, Madinaty city, Sustainability
Architecture | Business | Life Sciences | Medicine and Health Sciences
The surge of newly developed gated communities (GC’s)/ neighbourhoods on the outskirts of the Greater Cairo Region has triggered research to understand the unprecedented phenomenon in Egypt in the late 1990’s. This paper investigates images of a sustainable lifestyle from the perspective of the residents of two communities; Al-Rehab and Madinaty. Qualitative and quantitative approaches are followed to explore and document residents’ perception of a sustainable lifestyle promised in these two-gated communities. Indepth interviews and a survey were conducted to assess reasons behind the move to these new communities that were a new trend in urban development in Egypt in the 90’s. Thematic and statistical analysis shows poetic images of soft sustainability that contradict to what a real future might be.
AZAB, NADER Associate professor, Beirut Arab University – Faculty of Architecture, Design & Built Environment, and FARAHAT, BAHER Associate professor, Beirut Arab University – Faculty of Architecture, Design & Built Environment
"GATED COMMUNITIES; IMAGES OF SUSTAINABILITY;AL-REHAB & MADINATY CASE STUDIES,"
BAU Journal - Health and Wellbeing: Vol. 1:
3, Article 47.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.bau.edu.lb/hwbjournal/vol1/iss3/47