- Future trends of the urban systems in developing countries in view of a more globalized world    click here to open paper content1203 kb
by    Faisal, Abdul Maksoud | faisalprof@yahoo.com   click here to send an email to the auther(s) of this paper
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Globalization has a multi-disciplinary impact, urban systems in both developing and developed counties aren't away from its effect. This paper tries to discuss the future trends of the urban system of Egypt as one of the developing countries in view of the accelerated globalization.
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THE ABSTRACT
Globalization isn't just an economic phenomenon, it has a multidisciplinary impact. Urban systems in both developing and developed countries aren't a way from its effect.
This paper tries to discuss the future trends of the urban system of Egypt as one of the developing countries in view of the accelerated globalization.
For the past two decades, the author has a great concern with
characteristics, nature, behaviour, and future trends of the Egyptian
urban system. This unique system is mainly characterized with high primacy and over spatial concentration degrees. Thus, it may provide a good chance to discuss both negative and positive impacts of globalization on the urban systems in developing countries, which is expected to be completely different from those in developed countries.

The Problem: The historical existing urban system of Egypt isnít capable
to cope with the new values and rapid changes of globalization.

Question: Regarding the future, is the Egyptian urban system is going
to act as inward closed system, or it will be more open and outward as
a part of the world wide system.

Goal: Reaching a vision for the future trends of the Egyptian urban system in view of globalization.

Methodology: To achieve this goal, the following items will be
discussed: first, Introduction to the problem of the urban systems in
developing countries, second: Theoretical overview, regional planning framework in the 21st.century, thired: Typology of the Egyptian urban system, fourth: international and national changes affecting thre urban system of Egypt, fifth: A vision of the future Scenarios for the trends of the urban system of Egypt.
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