Waterfront Slow-motility development (Mansoura - Egypt)

Document Type : Original Article


1 Architecture department, faculty of engineering, kafr elshiekh university, kafr elsheikh, egypt

2 Lecturer, Department of Architectural Engineering - Faculty of Engineering - misr Higher Institute of Engineering and Technology in Mansoura - Egypt


Slow mobility spaces on the waterfront are different from urban roads, which are functionally used for movement and traffic. It contains a set of various functions for entertainment, sports, nature viewing, tourist attractions, etc., and is also public places for users to perform slow activities located in the spatial scale of the waterfront and distributed along the facade, connecting many green squares, parks and gardens overlooking the waterfront, facilities and services supplementary.
The research studies the waterfront and the slow mobility, the behavioral characteristics of the slow mobility, like Walker activity, Slow mobility speed, Characteristics of the movement period, The length of the movement distance, and Movement path and the most important features specific to it, in addition to identifying multifunctional uses on the waterfront areas such as environment, economy, culture, history and Aesthetics, as well as its development, goals and factors of the development process that help in the development process..
Some of waterfronts in Egypt are suffering from deteriorating conditions, taking Al Mashaya area in Mansoura city in Egypt as a case study it is located on Nile River. The existing situation of that waterfront area was studied and some elements were analyzed through visits, According to its multifunctional uses and slow mobility behavioral characteristics, At the end of the research, a proposed development plan for Al Mashaya area was developed based on two axes, the first is to divide the area into six parts, and the second is to apply the behavioral characteristics of slow mobility.


Volume 45, Issue 3
Vol. 45, No.3 issued on 1/7/2022 in 5 Parts: Part (1) Electrical Engineering, Part (2) Mechanical Engineering, Part (3): Production Engineering, Part (4): Civil Engineering, Part (5) Architectural Engineering.
July 2022
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