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Cities' Identity Through Architecture and Arts

Editors: Garba, S., Mahgoub, Y., De Bonis, L., Nour, Z., Attia, S., Cavalagli, N., Versaci, A., Hawkes, D., Bougdah, H. (Eds.)

  • - Explains the importance of culture, identity and arts, and their maintenance, especially in Architecture and Urban design
  • - Discusses the different ideologies, and approaches of a more sustainable city, through retaining its identity, and developing it into their culture
  • - Includes different perspectives of different participants, providing a set of multilateral solutions
  • - Contains examples and tendencies dealing with urban identities as well as the transformation of cities that shapes the current art scene in different places of the world
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Every city has its valuable and unique identity that is revealed through its physical and visual form. It is seen through the eyes of its residents and users where the collective memories of their residents and users are being shaped. The robust identity of the city comprises the physical spaces and the images that were shaped through clues of memory, which in turn affect the tourism, education level, cultural level & economic prosperity in addition to other aspects. Consequently, one of the main qualities an assets of the city is its identity, and, of course this in turn will increase with the multitude and diversity of the identities of the whole city.Cities’ identities are constructed and developed over the time, from physical, cultural and sociological perspective the identities are incessantly evolving. This book explains how Architecture and Arts are the embodiment of the historical, cultural, and economical characteristics of the city. It presents how cities’ memories play a vital role in protecting the physical and nonphysical heritage of the city. Furthermore, the book explains the transformation of cities and urban cultures, and investigates different new approaches developed in, both, Contemporary Arts and Architecture, where the contemporary art is continuously produced and consumes in various directions consumed and put forward into ideas.The book will help interested readers in the field of cities history, and how technical and political process in addition to religious aspects affect the development in the city over time. It covers a huge variety of topics such as the conservation of the cultures and the identity of the city through the designing and planning processes. It discusses the different ideologies, and approaches of a more sustainable city, through retaining its identity as well as how strategies can be developed so cities can advertise themselves in the global market. Discussed is also the significance of recalling the city’s identity, and developing it into the culture.The book chapters will be acquired from papers discussed in one of our conferences, or gathered from other networks were authors apply their papers to IEREK to be reviewed by its scientific committee.The book will benefit a variety of users in the field of City Planning, Urban design, Architecture and Arts whether academically or professionally. It will be promoted in several faculties among professors, and through online channels such as; emails, social media, and so on. Additionally, it will be recommended to postgraduate students and interested readers.

About the authors

Shaibu Garba (Qatar University, Qatar)

Dr. Shaibu Garba has had more than 20 years of working experience in teaching and professional consulting. He has taught at Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, the King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Sultan Qaboos University, Sultanate of Oman, and currently at Qatar University. He also currently holds an Adjunct Reader position at Ahmadu Bello University. His areas of teaching interest include Architectural Design, Construction Documentation, Computer Aided Architectural Design, History and Theory of architecture, and Urban Design and Housing. Dr. Garba has engaged in professional consulting either on a private basis or in full or part-time employment. He has consulted primarily in the areas of institutional facilities design, housing, and the planning and urban design of existing or new cities and facilities. Dr. Garba is actively engaged in research in the area of urban studies with a focus on Environment and Behaviour Issues, Urban Management and Governance, and Housing and Community design issues. Dr Garba has also carried out research into aspects of architectural education and the application of CAD in architecture. Dr. Garba has written more than 25 articles and papers published in refereed international journals, or presented at peer reviewed conferences and seminars. 

Yasser Mahgoub (American University in Cairo, Egypt)

Professor Yasser Mahgoub, is an architect, academic, and scholar. With more than 35 years of experience in architecture, Professor Mahgoub was a founding member in 1980 of “The Egyptian Designers” architectural firm. He has held several academic positions since 1990 at Ain Shams University, United Arab Emirates University, Kuwait University, and Qatar University. Professor Mahgoub has a number of publications in the field of architecture ranging from book chapters to peer-reviewed articles. His research interests include the social and cultural aspects of architecture, sustainable architecture, architectural pedagogy and the impact of globalization on architecture. He has also served as a scientific referee for many scientific conferences and journals and has attended and presented papers in several international and regional conferences.


Luciano De Bonis (University of Molise, Italy)

Professor Luciano De Bonis has more than 20 years of experience in the field of Urban Planning. Since 2005, he has been in charge of urban planning for the bachelor’s and master’s degree courses in civil engineering and tourism at the University of Molise in Italy, where he is currently also coordinating the professional master in planning and promotion of cultural landscape. With more than 70 publications in various disciplines within urban planning, Dr. De Bonis’ main fields of research are top-down and bottom-up spatial planning interchanges; environmental assessment and planning intersection; environmental site planning; relationships between planning and ecology of mind; physical space and planning as media, collaborative and interactive web environments for spatial planning; and co-creative and Living Lab approaches to smart cities. Other scientific activities conducted by Dr. De Bonis include coordination of the Landscape, Economy and Planning Section of the Biosciences and Territory Department at the University of Molise, responsibility for the departmental Laboratory for Interactive Spatial Planning (LISP), membership of the Ph.D. boards in “Spatial Planning” at the University of Molise, Sapienza University of Rome and Polytechnic of Bari, and membership of the board of directors of the Italian Society of Planners. He is also member of SdT (“Società dei Territorialisti”), managing editor of their journal "Scienze del Territorio" and head of its Editorial Office in Rome.


Zeinab Nour (Helwan University, Egypt)

Professor Zeinab Nour is an Artist, Researcher & Assistant professor at the Faculty of Fine Arts, with more than 20 years of experience in the field. She is a member in many associations such as the Association of Preservation of the Egyptian Heritage that has honored her in 2007 for her artistic & researches contributions. Professor Nour took a part in 36 collective exhibitions in Egypt and abroad, among them, the collective exhibition of Fine Arts Professors at the Egyptian Academy in Rome 2012- Autumn Salon in brazil may 2013 as well as 2014 and 2105, also in the Salon d'Automne in Paris– October 2014.


Sahar Attia (Cairo University, Egypt)

Dr. Sahar Attia is a full Professor at the Faculty of Engineering at Cairo University, with a PhD in Urban Planning from the Urban Institute of Paris, University of Paris 12, France. She has more than 35 years experience in the practice of Urban Planning, Urban Design, and Architecture in both academic and professional roles. She was awarded the “2nd Arc Vision Prize – Women and Architecture” by the Society of Egyptian Architects (SEA). Professor Attia is currently serving as Chair of the Steering Committee for the “University Network Initiative – UN-Habitat (UNI)”, and representing research and academia in the “World Urban Campaign”. She is also a board member in “Ecocity Builders” (Oakland, USA), and in numerous national committees. She has several applied research activities, linking theory to practice and implementation. She co-edited 2 books, and supervised more than 50 theses and research projects. In 2012–2013 she was coordinating and teaching within the module “Documentation of Architectural Heritage” of the Master program “Cultural Heritage Management” at the French University in Egypt. Her specializations and fields of interest include Urban Design and Development, Strategic Planning, Community Development, Heritage Conservation, Urban Regeneration, and Upgrading Informal Areas.

 

Nicola Cavalagli (Universita degli Studi di Perugia, Italy)

Professor Nicola Cavalagli has more than 10 years of experience in the field of civil and architecture engineering. Professor Cavalagli aim to design, validate and promote responsive systems and solutions for effective resilience of CH against climate change effects. This is considered to be a mandatory premise holistic, multidisciplinary approach through the involvement of different expertise’s including end-users, industry/SMEs, scientists, conservators/restorers and social experts, decision, and policy makers. Professor Cavalagli’s research interest includes Civil Engineering, Architecture Engineering, Finite Element Method, and Computation Mechanics. 


Antonella Versaci (Universita degli Studi di Enna "Kore", Italy)

Professor Antonella is an Assistant Professor in Kore University of Enna in the Faculty of Engineering and Architecture. Professor Versaci has a obtained her Civil Engineering degree in 1996, her CEAA- Certificat d-Etudes Approfondies urbaine (Ecole d-Architecture de Paris-Belleville) in paris in 1998 and her DEA Diploma in 1999. By 2005, she became a research doctor in the University of Paris VIII with honors and unanimity with a thesis on historical centers in France. From June 2004 to September 2008, Prof. Antonella became a UNESCO international official with responsibilities over numerous cultural projects in South-East Europe with several cases on restorations in Tyrana and Skopje. In 2009, she became a full-time researcher and an Assistant Professor for three years in the University of Enna "KORE"- Faculty of Engineering and Architecture. She had been responsible for the Resortation Laboratory of Architectural and Cultural Geritage since 2012. Also, an associate researcher at the Institut Parisien de Recherche Architecture Urbanistique Société research of the Ecole Nationale Superieure d'Architecture de Paris-Belleville, her areas of interest include architectural, urban restoration, conservation and enhancement of cultural heritage, advanced 3D survey and diagnostics applied to architectural and historical assets etc.


Dean Hawkes (Cardiff University, UK)

Professor Dean Hawkes is a British architect and an award-winning academic. His career combines practice, teaching and research. He has received a number of awards for both academic and professional work, with the most recent one being the RIBA Annie Spink Award for Excellence in Architectural Education in 2010. In 2002 he was awarded the Leverhulme Emeritus Research Fellowship to study “The Environmental Function of Architecture”. He has had several books published, including “The Environmental Tradition: Studies in the Architecture of Environment and the Selective Environment: An Approach to Environmentally Responsive Architecture”. In addition, he has published a number of essays on architecture with contributions to many journals, including the Architects’ Journal and the Architectural Review.


Hocine Bougdah (University for the Creative Arts, UK)

Professor Hocine Bougdah has over 25 years of experience in the field of Architectural Technology and Environment. Professor Bougdah’s teaching and research interests are focused on the technological, ecological and human aspects of architectural design. His research interests cover topics such as sustainable design, innovative low-tech, low-energy, low-impact buildings, the spatial experience of users and the issues of culture, urbanization and globalization. He is currently working on a number of research projects on the following topics, ultra-low energy housing, communication and workflow in the design process, immateriality in architecture (exploration of the user's spatial experience, climate change adaptation through community-driven Initiatives in the global South, and the relationship between culture and space in the post-colonial architecture of Algeria.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Cities' Identity Through Architecture and Arts
Editors
  • Shaibu Garba
  • Yasser Mahgoub
  • Luciano De Bonis
  • Zeinab Nour
  • Sahar Attia
  • Nicola Cavalagli
  • Antonella Versaci
  • Dean Hawkes
  • Hocine Bougdah
Series Title
Advances in Science, Technology & Innovation
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-14869-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-14868-3
Series ISSN
2522-8714
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 390
Number of Illustrations
150 illustrations in colour
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