Sustainable Mediterranean Construction

Sustainable Mediterranean Construction

SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORTATION: CHALLENGES AND APPLICABILITY IN MEGACITIES TO ATTAIN SDGS – CASE STUDY OF CAIRO, EGYPT

Authors

  Mohsen Aboulnaga*, Abdulrahman Amer, Radwa Elsobki

Keywords: 

Climate change mitigation, Megacities, SDGs, Sustainable development, Sustainable urban transport.

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Abstract

Transport contributes to global energy use and carbon emissions, thus, reflects negatively on climate change. Sustainable urban transport (SUT) plays a vital role in achieving climate neutrality. This study investigates key challenges of megacities and assesses the implementation of SUT modes in City of Cairo – a megacity by addressing legislative, financial, social and cultural barriers. The study evaluates various transport modes and compares available alternatives, yet examines the environmental, economic and social impacts resulting from adopting SUT alternatives and attaining the sustainable development goals. The methodology is based on theoretical and analytical approaches along with surveying the definitions, history and types of transportation, and SUT measures and indicators. Results indicate that the use of electric buses, monorail, and high-speed trains mitigates a large share of GHG emissions in the city of Cairo. Electric buses reduce energy use by 85% compared to diesel buses, beside the 30%-45% reduction in fossil fuel, and 20%–35% mitigation of CO2 emissions. Results show that SUT is significant in creating livable cities and attaining the SDGs, mainly goals 3, 8, 9, 11, 12, and 13.

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SMC N.14 2021

SMC MAGAZINE N. FOURTEEN/2021

001_ COVER AND INDEX

005_ VIEW_HISTORY, ENERGY AND SCIENCE: CHANGES IN THE CONSTRUCTION AND DESIGNERS’ RESPONSIBILITY
Dora Francese

023_ BOARDS AND INFORMATION

FOCUS ON SDG 2030 ENERGY HISTORY AND SCIENCE

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039_ INTERIOR DESIGN IN MEDITERRANEAN HEALTHCARE FACILITIES. Sustainable materials and Nanomaterials
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044_ EXPLORING SUSTAINABILITY AND WELL-BEING IN THE BUILDING HABITAT. The green digital experience of beXLab
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053_ ARAB-ISLAMIC ARCHITECTURE IN ITALY: NEW APPROACH FOR VALORIZATION. A case study of Palermo
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059_ THE CASE OF APICE VECCHIO. Hypotesis for a conservation
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069_ SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORTATION: CHALLENGES AND APPLICABILITY IN MEGACITIES TO ATTAIN SDGS – CASE STUDY OF CAIRO, EGYPT
Mohsen Aboulnaga, Abdulrahman Amer, Radwa Elsobki

075_ ENVIRONMENTAL VULNERABILITY TO PERIPHERALIZATION RISK IN LARGE AREA PLANNING
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084_ ENERGY EFFICIENCY OF INTELLIGENT GLAZING. Case Study: Detached House in Greece
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089_ TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATION AND DESIGN OF BIPV SYSTEMS FOR ENERGY TRANSITION PROCESS
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096_ SUSTAINABLE RESTORATION: SURVEY AND ANALYSIS OF THE BARON EMPAIN PALACE, CAIRO, EGYPT
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105_ FROM GLOBAL STRATEGIES TO MANDATORY STANDARDS IN CONSTRUCTION. A time line for sustainable habitats
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111_ RECORDING, DOCUMENTATION AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN CULTURAL HERITAGE BUILDINGS. Athens building maintenance (1830-1940)
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116_ INFOGRAPHICS AND MAPS AS TOOLS FOR THE CONSTRUCTION AND USE OF ANTHROPIC LANDSCAPES
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122_ ANALYSIS AND REPRESENTATION OF ACCESSIBILITY PARAMETERS OF URBAN OPEN SPACES
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127_ SUSTAINABLE STRATEGIES FOR THE RECOVERY AND CONSERVATION OF HISTORICAL BUILDINGS. LCA approach for CO2 reduction
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133_ E-BIM FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF PRODUCTION PLANTS. An approach for SMEs
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141_ NATURALLY AVAILABLE SOLUTIONS FOR BUILDING NEW METABOLIC TERRITORIES
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149_ MICROCLIMATE DESIGN FOR MICRO-CLIMATE URBAN DESIGN. A CASE STUDY IN GRANADA, SPAIN
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156_ METHODS FOR ASSESSING THE VULNERABILITY OF NON-STRUCTURAL COMPONENTS. Monitoring for risk managment
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163_ UNDERGROUND ARTIFICIAL CAVITIES IN APULIA. Quarrying culture and reclamation of a forgotten heritage
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168_ ENERGY COMMUNITIES IN SMALLER MEDITERRANEAN URBAN CENTRES
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175_ NEIGHBOURHOODS IN THE CENTRE: THE NOLO CASE IN THE MILAN CONTEXT
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