The main objective is the sustainability assessment and subsequent improvement of the Master Plan of the Smart Integrated Development pilot project Nabta Town to be implemented in Borg El Arab, Egypt, and the different building types it will contain. This should be done in line with the recommendations and findings of the recently concluded "EcoNBC Feasibility Study". Another objective is the development of a sustainable urban model that can be locally adapted and replicated in other countries.

Implemented in

  • Africa
  • Egypt

Sectors of activity
Environmental Services, Buildings and construction, Energy

Type of initiative
Capacity Building & Implementation, Education & Awareness Raising, Research, Analysis, Assessment

Type of lead actor
Scientific and Technical

Budget
83725 US$

Start date
25/01/2018

End date
25/01/2019

Shared by

Carmen Antuña Rozado

Senior Scientist

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd.

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Objectives

The main objective is the sustainability assessment and subsequent improvement of the Master Plan of the Smart Integrated Development pilot project Nabta Town (NST) to be implemented in Borg El Arab, Egypt, and the different building types NST will contain. This should be done in line with the recommendations and findings of the recently concluded "EcoNBC Feasibility Study". Another objective is the development of a sustainable urban model that can be locally adapted and replicated in other countries like e.g. Malaysia and Indonesia. This is in addition to building the capacity of KFHSD staff on the principles and benefits of EcoCities.

The implementation will focus specifically on the energy related activities. Therefore, special attention will be paid to energy and resource efficiency when assessing the MP (including passive features, use of indigenous vegetation and local materials, comprehensive sustainable mobility, user behaviour and participation, etc.). Specific tools developed by VTT will be used and adapted to the local conditions if necessary.

Activities

As collected through the One Planet Reporting

Output level

Outreach and communication for SCP

  • Nabta Smart Town (NST) Project Kick-off Meeting and Workshop
  • Presentation of NST Project inside the Sustainable and Smart Cities and Villages Track within InnoFrugal 2018 Conference
  • SBC Promotion in the NST kick off in Alexandria 5 February
  • Nabta Smart Town (NST) Final Event
  • NST Project Seminar
  • SBC Presentation in the NST Final Event in Alexandria 18 December
  • Video interview of Francesco Reda, VTTabout Nabta Smart Town SBC Trust Fund project in SBE19 Helsinki Conference 22 May 2019
  • Scientific Paper "Smart and sustainable urban development in Egypt: the case of Nabta Smart Town" for SBE19 Helsinki Conference (22-24 May 2019)

Training for SCP

  • Training Khairy Foundation for Human and Social Development (KFHSD) staff on specific software
  • Further training of Khairy Foundation for Human and Social Development (KFHSD) staff on specific software

Outcome level

SCP changes in practice

  • Actions to be taken for the improvement of buildings energy efficiency in Egypt

Impact and Results

The impacts expected will be measured according to the following indicators:
- Number of sustainability measures introduced in NST MP following the recommendations of VTT experts according to the results of the simulations and calculations performed
- Potential energy savings and CO2 emissions reduction
- Number of NST buildings studied and categorized according to the energy categories proposed by VTT experts
- Number of energy optimization measures introduced in NST MP following the recommendations of VTT experts

Next steps and how to get involved

The stakeholders will be invited to join some of the events organized within the project and will also be reached through communication and dissemination activities like e.g. conferences, seminars, etc.