Chronicle of the Middle East and North Africa

Urban Ecology

Urban Ecology

Introduction Urban Ecology

Urban Ecology
This picture taken on May 27, 2021 shows a view of Giza’s Pyramid of Khafre (Chephren) from the Saqqara irrigation canal in the village of Saqqara, south of Egypt’s capital Cairo. – Photo by Amir MAKAR / AFP

Mankind is supposed to be “only” a part of a greater bio-diverse ecosystem on our planet, and also as the most dominant creature. While forming our cities, we must never forget that we are not alone on this planet. If our decisions towards city planning are not taken wisely, this will immediately cause a threat to civilization as we know it; therefore, our city planning must strongly consider its impact on our surrounding ecosystem through design and execution methods.

Urban Ecology is an interdisciplinary topic connecting the impact of urbanism and its effects on the surrounding ecosystems and biodiversity. It is a considerable part of the environment greatly impacting sustainability.

Urban Ecology Publications

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Quality of life is one of the main concerns of anyone residing in the 21 countries of the Middle East and North Africa covered by Fanack. Together with our network of global contributors, we define what regional residents want, what they need, and in which space they are most comfortable in.

Fanack’s Urbanism topics are explored from a regional, local, and city-level perspective. Fanack aims to link the below topics to their effect on the quality of life in cities in the MENA region on both local and regional levels.

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With broad support Fanack triggers conversations that directly propose solutions to better the quality of those living in the region. Our Urbanism project solely depends on donations from supporters worldwide.