Dr. Abdel Khalek Ibrahim
Thursday, June 30, 2022
The imbalance in the demographic distribution of population and activities is one of the most important challenges facing urban gatherings of all kinds, especially in mega-million cities and capitals, where they continuously act as magnets for the population because of the availability of job opportunities and community services, especially between urban and rural gatherings located in the broader scope. for those urban agglomerations. Which ultimately leads to more pressure on the infrastructure of these urban communities and thus the emergence of many problems in different sectors to meet this growth. Therefore, dealing with this challenge is a double-edged sword, as successful dealing with it, especially through the optimal use of resources and in a sustainable manner, would achieve the quality of life that everyone desires, thus leaving no one behind (the New Urban Agenda). The Egyptian government, with its various ministries under the leadership of the Ministry of Housing, Utilities and Urban Communities, dealt in this matter differently during the past five years than in previous years, which was internationally recognized when the New Urban Communities Authority of the Ministry of Housing earned the United Nations Human Settlements Program Appreciation Award for the year 2021. On the best practices and efforts made in sustainable urban development.
The objectives of the session are to discuss and share best practices related to the demographic equitable distribution between urban communities of different sizes with rural or urban communities located in the broader range, in a sustainable manner that preserves natural resources and their optimal exploitation, in order to reach in the end to achieve the desired quality of life and not leaving no one behind. Also, one of the most important objectives of this session is to present methodologies for dealing with different urban contexts, and then stand to determine the appropriate criteria for creating economic and social stimuli that capable on redistributing demographics.