Sherine Shafik Aly
NEW URBANISM and SENSE OF COMMUNITY IN NEW EGYPTIAN SETTLEMENTS: CASE STUDY-EL SHEROUQ CITY, EGYPT
In the past, each street and alley had a story to tell, each having its own flavor.
Different neighborhoods reflected the cultures and beliefs of different people.
Due to industrialization, the rise of car dependence, and technological
advancement, cities and towns’ edges and centers have faded away because of
urban sprawl. New communities have emerged far away from the heart of the
city. These new communities lack identity, sense of community and suffer
problems such as social exclusion. New Urbanism emerged as a reaction to undo
and avoid the negative impacts of urban sprawl. This research aims to check
which New Urbanism principles are already applied and which can be applied to
Panorama El Sherouq neighborhood in El Sherouq City, Egypt. The scope of this
paper will focus on the relationship between New Urbanism principles and sense
of community. It highlights New Urbanism principles and clarifies sense of
community in an analytical example. Finally, this research aims to evaluate the
sense of community in Panorama El Sherouq and to achieve a set of
recommendations to apply New Urbanism principles to enhance sense of
Keywords: New Urbanism, sense of community, neotraditionalism.