Reintegrating informal settlements into the Greater Cairo Region of Egypt through the regional highway network

Ziedabozied, Eman and Vialard, Alice (2020) Reintegrating informal settlements into the Greater Cairo Region of Egypt through the regional highway network. Regional Studies, Regional Science, 7 (1). pp. 333-345. ISSN 2168-1376

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1080/21681376.2020.1804443

Abstract

This study analyses informal settlements and the regional highway network in the Greater Cairo Region of Egypt to propose alternatives to reduce regional spatial fragmentation that may lead to spatial segregation. Findings indicate that the street structure of informal settlements provides a configuration that supports social interaction for their residents. While the regional highway network can act to physically disconnect the wider region by isolating or splitting neighbourhoods, some highways can act as an integrator. Analysis at the urban scale can identify points in the settlements’ street networks where they can be connected to the regional transport network, which could have an impact on regional consolidation.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: informal settlements, regional highway network, regional consolidation, Greater Cairo, spatial fragmentation, spatial intervention
Subjects: K100 Architecture
K200 Building
K400 Planning (Urban, Rural and Regional)
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Architecture and Built Environment
Depositing User: Elena Carlaw
Date Deposited: 16 Nov 2020 09:07
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2020 09:15
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/44760

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