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Towards Sustainable City -Region in Developing Countries

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Geography, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam-530003, India and Regional Development Dept., Faculty of Urban and Regional Planning, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt

Int. Res. J. Social Sci., Volume 5, Issue (10), Pages 52-60, October,14 (2016)


City-regions characterized as the optimize planning level where to clarify the relationships between urban and rural areas while developing countries, particularly lacking in the sustainable development planning approach to regulating these relations which contribute to promote the sustainability in city-regions level then all the country. The research showed the characteristics of sustainable city-regions and clarify the sustainable planning approach compared to the traditional planning approach which improves the sustainability in city-regions level. And to achieve such purpose in developing countries requires a set of tools that integrate with planning for sustainable development to ensure the success of the drive towards sustainable as shifting for spatial planning, with an emphasis on using regional planning guide besides relying on a comprehensive approach to estimating the urban capacity with the activation of urban renewal approach for rehabilitation of sustainability plus including the environmental measurement systems in regional planning, all in a range of administrative and legislative instruments geared to achieving sustainability in city-regions in Developing countries.


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