Living with Heritage in Cairo : Area Conservation in the Arab–Islamic City.

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Author / Creator: Sedky, Ahmed.
Format: eBook Electronic
Language:English
Imprint: Cairo : American University in Cairo Press, 1900.
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Local Note:Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2022. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
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Summary:The Arab-Islamic city has been always a glamorous urban dream in human cultural memory. This is manifested in Cairo, the world's largest medieval urban system where traditional lifestyles are still implemented. Nevertheless, despite the extensive efforts to preserve Historic Cairo, it is sadly vulnerable.Ahmed Sedky investigates the reasons behind this condition, exploring and comparing regional and international case studies. Questions such as how and what to conserve are raised and elaborated through the perspectives of different stakeholders.A resulting evaluative framework is accumulated that underpins the criteria for assessing area conservation in the Arab-Islamic context and that can be used to delineate the causes responsible for the present condition of Historic Cairo.
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Physical Description:1 online resource (327 pages)
ISBN:9781936190638
Author Notes:Ahmed Sedky has a PhD in area conservation from Heriot-Watt University. He has taught environmental design and conservation at King Fahd University and is currently an urban management consultant for major urban development organizations in the Middle East.