Heritage-based Sustainability in Port Said: Classification of Styles and Future Development
Type
journal article
Year
2014
This research is an attempt to specify the attributes in Port Said's built heritage, most particularly that which was founded towards the end of 19th and early of 20th centuries. The city's development not only interacts with European and Islamic architectural characteristics but it also illustrates the story of this development within unique architectural styles. By accurate conservation policies, this built heritage cannot only be saved, but can also help to improve local residents’ quality of life. The research aims to (a) outline an approach for exploring the architectural styles of Port Said; (b) present the desire of communities to conserve their built heritage through the community participation and (c) propose the challenges and opportunities for sustainable development. Finally, conclusions are drawn about the significance of discussing physical characteristics of built heritage together with environmental, economic and social aspects as a main concern of any sustainable development.

Key words: architectural styles; built heritage; conservation policy; Port Said city; sustainable development
Citation
Megahed, Naglaa Ali. "Heritage-based Sustainability in Port Said: Classification of Styles and Future Development." Archnet-IJAR: International Journal of Architectural Research, vol. 8, issue 1 (2014): 94-107.
Parent Publications
Copyright
Naglaa Ali Megahed
Country
Egypt
Language
English
Keywords
conservation
sustainable development