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An Effective Framework for Monitoring and Measuring the Progress towards Sustainable Development in the Peri-Urban Areas of the Greater Cairo Region, Egypt

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Graduate School of Human-Environment Studies, Kyushu University, Fukuoka 819-0395, Japan
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Faculty of Urban and Regional Planning, Cairo University, Giza 12613, Egypt
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Faculty of Human-Environment Studies, Kyushu University, Fukuoka 819-0395, Japan
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Department of Geography and planning, University of Liverpool, L697ZT Liverpool, UK
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World 2020, 1(1), 1-19; https://doi.org/10.3390/world1010001
Received: 10 March 2020 / Revised: 13 April 2020 / Accepted: 23 April 2020 / Published: 27 April 2020
Sustainable development (SD) has become a crucial challenge globally, particularly in developing countries and cities. SD of peri-urban areas (PUA) has been tackled by a limited number of studies, unlike that of urban areas or cities. The PUAs of Greater Cairo (GC) are no exception; no study had addressed the state of the PUAs in terms of SD. Thus, this study sought to measure and evaluate the progress towards the SD in the PUAs of Greater Cairo, Egypt. Thirteen indicators were extracted from selected documents of the competent international organizations to measure and evaluate the performance of SD in the study area. The study resulted in a variety of charts and maps to explain the progress of SD in each municipality of the PUAs and then classify these municipalities based on their performance in sustainability indicators. The results revealed a wide gap between PUAs’ municipalities and the urban core of Greater Cairo. These results can help urban planners and decision-makers to better recognize the underdeveloped areas on the Greater Cairo peripheries, and hence, to develop the appropriate strategies and policies to improve SD in such areas. View Full-Text
Keywords: measurement; evaluation; sustainable development; sustainable development indicator; peri-urban area; Greater Cairo; Egypt measurement; evaluation; sustainable development; sustainable development indicator; peri-urban area; Greater Cairo; Egypt
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Salem, M.; Tsurusaki, N.; Divigalpitiya, P.; Kenawy, E. An Effective Framework for Monitoring and Measuring the Progress towards Sustainable Development in the Peri-Urban Areas of the Greater Cairo Region, Egypt. World 2020, 1, 1-19.

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