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الثلاثاء، 5 أغسطس، 2014

Alexandria Nano City : Science, Innovation and Technology

Author        : Shimaa El-Sayed Mahmoud Salem 
Degree        : M.Sc. Architecture
Title: Alexandria Nano City : Science, Innovation and Technology 
Abstract
Our biggest challenge in the new century is to take an idea that seems abstract sustainable development and turn it into a daily reality for all this world’s people Kofi Annan.Secretary General United Nations, 2001 Science and technology have helped to achieve enormous improvement in human welfare, but they have also contributed to damaging the natural world and human health, and are even threatening long term human survival. So, how can we ensure that science and technology improve human welfare rather than undermine it? Various technologies including Information Technology, Biotechnology, and Nanotechnology have the potential for significant and dominant global effects. They can produce substantial progress over the next two decades towards a sustainable human future. Nanotechnology is a very powerful new approach that will change our industries and our lives. We have a very small window right now to bring up this technology responsibly and sustainability. Nanotechnology is also expected to enable new technological approaches that reduce the environmental footprints of existing technologies in industrialized countries, or to allow developing countries to harness nanotechnology in order to address some of their most pressing needs. Certainly, science and technology, and nanotechnology in particular, cannot provide “magic bullets” that will solve all sustainability problems. But nanoscience and nanotechnology may be a critical enabling component of sustainable development when they are used wisely and when the social context of their application is considered as shown in (Figure 0-1). Cities are probably the most complex things that human beings have ever created. They are the wellsprings of culture, technology, wealth, and power. Throughout most of human history, we have not been very successful at planning our cities. Unlike natural ecosystems, our cities have largely been the result of conflict and adaptation and powerful forces beyond our control. City is the most important factor in creating sustainable development. The global economic growth is closely associated with urbanization, and the city is the main engine for economic growth. But large cities have negative effects on the environment; they are the main environmental pollutants. We need to learn from past mistakes, and concurrently look at the possibility of harmful Implications as we benefit from the applications. Realizing this progress will demand a threefold effort by the scientific and technological community to work with governments, international organizations and the private sector to promote a worldwide transition to sustainability. This thesis consists of three parts, it is trying to discover whether or not nanocity can be the ideal industrial and scientific city for the future, and whether or not Alexandria can handle an industrial and scientific nanocity.

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