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Living with Heritage in Cairo: Area Conservation in the ArabIslamic City

Ahmed Sedky

Abstract

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. This book 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 t ... More

Keywords: Cairo, conservation, stakeholders, Arab Islamic cities, Historic Cairo

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9789774162459
Published to Cairo Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5743/cairo/9789774162459.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ahmed Sedky, author