Healthy Cities 2019: Urbanisation, Infrastructures and Everyday Life

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Title: The Intangibles of Informality: capturing the nonphysical parameters of urban growth

Approximately seventy percent of Egypt’s capital city, Cairo, live in informal settlements. The city faces challenges in its spatial and urban infrastructure planning. Arguably, decision makers need to spatially predict the growing informal geometries to allocate infrastructure land plots before the growth occurs. However, predicting such growth is a complex challenging process which has spatial, social and economic dimensions. The socio-economic dimensions are arguably intangible aspects that directly or indirectly affect the spatial, tangible, growth. In fact, such intangible aspects include not only socio-economic parameters, but also socio-economic procedures which are valued in a manner that affects the spatial growth. Accordingly, this paper presents an approach that seeks to capture and understand the nonphysical parameters and procedures that shape informal urban growth with a view of facilitating informed decision making towards well-planned urban infrastructure for formal and informal urban communities.
3 May 2019

Healthy Cities 2019: Urbanisation, Infrastructures and Everyday Life

Abbreviated titleHC2019
Event duration1 May 20193 May 2019
Location of eventUniversity of Manchester
CountryUnited Kingdom
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Degree of recognitionInternational event

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