WIT Press


Effect Of Physical Development On Urban Communities Using A Strategic Planning Process And Its Implementation

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SC130181

Volume

179

Pages

14

Page Range

211 - 224

Published

2013

Size

887 kb

Author(s)

M. A. Abd El-Wahab, Y. A. Azzam & H. A. Ayad

Abstract

This paper mainly explores the effect of physical development on urban communities using strategic planning methodology. Strategic planning in Egypt is a set of steps that is applied in a system to achieve a set of documents and strategic policies to function in a definite period of time. This planning method has been widely used over the past years in Egypt in order to address fundamental key issues in the Egyptian city and develop planning techniques. Governments are responsible for developing framework policies that both initiate and guide the decision-making process, setting the proper conditions for effective regional and local planning, to suit the country in which these process are applied in, but one of its frameworks is strategic planning which is faced with two main problems while conducting it: 1) The urban community problems; 2) The implementation of these planning strategies. So the output of such process should be much more than merely a plan document or a vision statement, but has to be real life solutions valid to raise the life style of the Egyptian people, accommodating a rapidly growing population, providing them with adequate infrastructure network and shelter while ensuring sustainability in addition to enhancing economic growth. Going through the guidelines of the planning system in Egypt and concluding the paper with the case study of Rashid city strategic planning process, its implementation system and, so far, the obstacles facing it. Keywords: strategic planning, planning, urban communities, cities, implementation, Egypt, Rashid, national planning, regional planning, GOPP.

Keywords

Keywords: strategic planning, planning, urban communities, cities, implementation, Egypt, Rashid, national planning, regional planning, GOPP.