Bridging the Gap Between Social Inclusion and Technology for Smart, Sustainable Urban Development

Document Type : Original Article


1 Gamal Abdel Nasser Street

2 Faculty of Engineering Department of Architecture

3 Faculty of Engineering, Department of Architecture


The imperative for sustainable urban development becomes progressively crucial as the global urbanization process gains momentum. This research investigates the intricate relationship between human-centered planning, social inclusion, and technology-driven solutions in developing livable and resilient cities. The paper used a mixed methods methodology, integrating qualitative and quantitative evaluations of data sourced from the Science Direct database. The qualitative analysis includes NVivo and Atlas.ti software to identify prominent themes. In contrast, the quantitative analysis utilizes chi-square and logistic regression methods to evaluate the influence of various factors on urban livability and the quality of life for people. The results emphasize the need to include human-centered planning and encouraging social inclusion as key factors in fostering dynamic and equitable urban environments. Technology-driven solutions, particularly in smart cities, augment urban services and infrastructure. The paper contributes to the continuing scholarly conversation surrounding sustainable urban development. It also presents practical suggestions for policymakers, urban planners, and stakeholders to foster the development of inclusive and resilient urban environments.


Volume 47, Issue 3
(issued on 1/7/2024 in 4 Parts: Part (1): Electrical Engineering, Part (2) Mechanical Engineering, Part (3): Civil Engineering, Part (4): Architectural Engineering.
July 2024
Pages 425-439