TOPIC urban planning
Egypt’s battle over buildings: The government takes on informal housing
Mohamed Tarek | In May, Sisi spoke in no uncertain terms and called for informal buildings to be razed to the ground
Mugamma revisited: Reimagining the building and the square
CLUSTER | We propose a range of activities: a library, affordable housing, a hotel, government headquarters.
Modernist Indignation: Two architects on the forgotten legacy of Sayed Karim
Mai Elwakil | Discussing visionary Egyptian architect Sayed Karim and an award-winning exhibition of his work
‘Nobody is leaving their homes’: Government decision to reclaim land fuels anger in Warraq Island
Hadeer El-Mahdawy | A Cabinet decision was taken to expropriate land on Warraq Island for public use
An interview with UN special rapporteur Leilani Farha on Egypt’s approach to housing
Mostafa Mohie | Mada Masr sits down with UN special rapporteur on the right to adequate housing, Leilani Farha
Asmarat: The state’s model housing for former ‘slum’ residents
Mostafa Mohie | The housing project doesn't feel like home to residents relocated from self-built housing areas
Development ‘alternatives’ raise fear of forced relocation from Maspero Triangle
Mostafa Mohie and Waad Ahmed | Maspero Triangle residents fear state plans to develop the area will force them to “self-relocate”
We walk a route from which there is no return
Sara Fakhry Ismail | The power of muscle memory: Walking as a ritual of resistance
The recurring crises of torrential rains: Who is responsible and how do we deal with it?
Mostafa Mohie | Continued flood damage raises concerns over preventative measures in place and post-crisis management
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In Egypt, there is no local government
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Informal settlements: Swept under the carpet?
On the anniversary of the devastating earthquake that hit Egypt in 1992, leaving hundreds of families
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A frightening vision: On plans to rebuild the Alexandria Lighthouse
It's no easy feat to restore the seventh wonder of the ancient world, but then along came modern-day
State Council adjourns Warraq residents’ lawsuit to January 26
Chinese company signs US$20 bn agreement to build new administrative capital
Sisi sets two-year deadline for phase 1 of new capital
Talks between Egypt and Alabbar for new administrative capital hit a snag