Towards a Refined New Concept of New Urbanism in Egypt

  • Abeer Elshater Faculty of Engineering, Ain Shams University, 1 Sarayat Street, Cairo, Egypt


This paper introduces a method to apply the principles of New Urbanism on an Egyptian neighborhood unit. It extends to their relationship with the common dimensions of urban design. It proposes four objectives: a) Interpret the new concepts of New Urbanism, b) Cite principles of Urbanism and trends emanating from it, c) Discover the structure of the philosophical concept of urbanization and d) Design a matrix inventories the compatibility of the principles of New Urbanism and urban design dimensions. Finally, the matrix tests the combination of the principles and the dimensions in a traditional Egyptian urban fabric, Basilica Church Plaza.

Keywords: New Urbanism; Urban Design; Urban Design Dimensions; Behavioral Dimensions; PRAV.

eISSN 2514-751X © 2018. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA cE-Bs by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open-access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license ( Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia. 

How to Cite
ELSHATER, Abeer. Towards a Refined New Concept of New Urbanism in Egypt. Asian Journal of Environment-Behaviour Studies, [S.l.], v. 3, n. 8, p. 205-220, may 2018. ISSN 2514-751X. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 25 feb. 2020. doi:

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