social sustainability and the role of cities and urbanization in the Muslim world

social sustainability and the role of cities and urbanization in the Muslim world

Since the rise of Islam 14 centuries ago, the Islamic world was privileged with the architectural and urban environments that reflect different paradigms and social needs. However, our contemporary societies gain from these built heritage and stacked built environment and increase their value in return? It is essential to highlight important ideas for the contemporary and the future; putting forward a series of lessons and future directions in which the cities could serve various aspects of social sustainability.

Built Heritage, Fragmented Environments, and Unprivileged Communities
Dimensions of Social Sustainability
Safeguarding local cultures and promoting social diversification
Identity conflicts and absence of design control
Aesthetic degradation and eclecticism of design
Iconic architecture and globalization
The neighborhood unit as a nucleus
Traditional and self-governance in the Muslim cities