Factors affecting public value of Architectural Heritage in Al Darb Al Ahmar.

Mariam Ayman Abouhadid,


This research tackles the phenomenon of architectural heritage decreasing public value in Egypt. Its goal is to identify the factors that form the public value. It is an empirical study that used psychometric methods to construct and develop a tool that can measure the factors that affect people’s attitudes towards heritage. The research comprises seven chapters presenting the following:
Research Introduction: The research starts with stating the research problem, Goal, Hypothesis and Methodology. After the introduction a literature Review of some previous studies conducted about the main elements of the study is overviewed.
Chapter One:
This chapter introduces some relevant terms and definitions that the research is studying like heritage, types of heritage, Value, Public value, experts’ value and then it explains the many theories about measuring value.
Chapter Two:
This chapter studied the three main elements affecting the perception of heritage in Egypt: the people, the organizations and the city dynamics and changes. This chapter comes out with many factors that affect people’s attitudes towards their surrounding environment, and then chooses some of the most agreed on factors to test in the survey part of the research.
Chapter Three:
In this chapter the research presents some similar experiences of surveys around the world that were testing people’s attitudes towards their surrounding environment. It presented an overview of each case as well as the main findings and a comparative Analysis was made for many significant factors that affect the attitudes. These factors were also the base of the tested factors in the present research.
Chapter Four:
This chapter used a descriptive and observational method in gathering contextual data to help understand the research setting and targets. It describes how the instrument (the questionnaire) was constructed, how it is divided and what it is measuring. It introduces some of the subjects that the questionnaire includes. It also describes the research target areas and the chosen sample. It presents the research case studies in order to show results in the next chapter.
Chapter Five:
This chapter shows the results of the questionnaire and use statistical methods to present and analyse the results. It compares the results of each sample category and explains all the results.
Chapter Six:
This chapter presents the results of the experts’ special part of the questionnaire, and compares the results of GOs and NGOs experts in an attempt to identify the points of agreement and disagreement between both parties.
Chapter Seven:
This is the final chapter of the study that states the research conclusion, and discusses them compared to previous studies’ findings. Then it states recommendations for future studies as well as the proposed scale that can be used to measure heritage public value in any part of the world..

Keywords: Public value - Heritage perception - Urban sociology - Egyptian Heritage.

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Title Factors affecting public value of Architectural Heritage in Al Darb Al Ahmar.
Other Titles العوامل المؤثرة علي القيمة العامة للتراث المعماري في الدرب الأحمر
Authors Mariam Ayman Abouhadid
Issue Date 2016
URI http://research.asu.edu.eg/handle/12345678/17021

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