The Sustainable Strategy to Create Decentralized Economic Hubs for Regional Development
SubjectDecentralized economic hubs
Regional planning development strategies
Urban economic strategies
Integrated regional development
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AbstractObjectives—The study aims to facilitate the establishment decentralized economic regional hubs to achieve social equity, enhance economic productivity, and attain the sustainable regional development taking Egypt as a case study. The study is based on the integration between the economic regional hubs and existing small and medium cities in the region to achieve a decentralization strategy for the metropolitan and capital cities. Methods—The study uses qualitative methods to analyze the existing centers in Egypt and accordingly proposes a spatial distribution to create decentralized economic hubs. Results—The results highlight proposed planning strategies for the decentralized economic hubs that policymakers can apply to achieve socioeconomically sustainable development for the regions. Conclusion—The results of this study potentially benefit decision-makers, economists, and planners who aim to implement decentralized economic hubs and achieve sustainable development for a region. This will help increase GDP and attract high-skilled labor to a region and thus would help decentralize political capitals.
Book titleAdvanced Studies in Efficient Environmental Design and City Planning