The Impact of Higher Education Projects on Reforming Urban Identity of The Urban Communities: Case Study of 6th October City In Greater Cairo

Ahmed Abouaiana
The 6th of October city was established in 1970’s to be one of the national projects creating a new urban community to reduce pressure on the greater Cairo. It is consisted of residential, industrial and recreational areas. The 6th of October University was the first higher education project established in 1996 followed by several higher education projects, which played an essential role in changing the urban identity to meet the inhabitants’’ needs. An analytical study of 6th October case was held through a quantitative and a qualitative data on a time line study. The study is focused on the urban growth of this urban community during the last two decades to investigate how the land uses can change the urban community in terms of the urban identity. The study results show that a significant change has occurred during the period of study, visually and functionally.

Keywords

Greater Cairo; Higher education projects; New urban communities; Urban identity.

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