Abstract for: The Utilization of System Dynamics in Concluding Policies for Greater Cairo Sustainable Development

This paper aimed to build a system dynamic model that would assess the policies that are currently adopted by the Egyptian government and give insight about other policies that can improve the quality of life for Egyptians, especially in Greater Cairo. The main finding of this study is that increasing the government expenditure in Greater Cairo would not improve the living conditions of Greater Cairo residents. The model confirmed that the concentration of economic activities in Greater Cairo has increased its attractiveness. The increased attractiveness has increased population growth in Greater Cairo much more than the capacity of its utilities, which resulted in a degradation of the quality of life in Greater Cairo.