Title: Architectural Solutions to “Street Vendors” at Cairo
Stream: Architecture and Urban Studies/Design
Presentation Type: Live-Stream Presentation
Abdul-Wahab El-Kadi, Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport, Egypt
Low standard of living and high poverty rates in Egypt, where the poor now represent about 48%. This makes the presence of street vendors is important to provide goods or some services to large groups of people, as the cost of goods or services sold is lower to match the potential of the poor.
Their suppression may increase the chances of delinquency and the tendency to extremism and terrorism or drug and contraband trade and bullying. It will increase if a set of policies does not take into account the legalization of the situation that protects society from dangers.
There are urgent necessities to provide the environment required for street vendors, and the different needs of this category are not forgotten, but rather and it is continuing needs, which in general aim to integrate street vendors into the national production system. This research paper deals with the problem of street vendors. The ideas mentioned in this paper will assist in organizing street vendors to suit the community and not preventing them in order to raise the standard of living conditions for the poor.
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