Monuments for Our Neighbourhood: How Urban Conservation Contributes to Liveable Cities

By |2019-11-12T12:07:26+01:00November 12th 2019|global urban debates, , , |

How does the preservation of cultural heritage link to a city's well-being? May al-Ibrashy, coordinator of Cairo-based initiative Athar Lina, describes how urban conservation can become a tool for urban development.

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Egyptian Eco-Communities: Reintegrating the Homeless

By |2019-10-30T10:30:54+01:00October 30th 2019|housing & informality, , , , |

Homelessness is an issue that countries are struggling to address. Professor Ayman Mosallam’s proposal for building Eco-Communities represents an innovative solution that equips homeless people with new skills and purpose. At the same time, the Eco-Communities also promote sustainable living.

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Infographics: Urban Development in Egypt

By |2019-10-22T11:22:16+02:00October 22nd 2019|global urban debates, , , , , |

URBANET's latest infographic series takes you to Egypt, offers interesting facts and figures about urbanisation and urban development – in a country that already saw cities and urban life 5,500 years ago. Urban and Rural Population The graphic displays the growth of Egypt's rural and urban population. Today, more Egyptians are living in rural

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“We need to empower the people living in informal settlements” – An interview with Howaida Barakat from the Ministry of Housing, Egypt

By |2017-10-14T15:24:11+02:00March 21st 2017|basic infrastructure & housing, housing & informality, , , , |

In Egypt there are almost 850 000 people living in unsafe areas. We talked to Howaida Barakat, International Cooperation Advisor at the Ministry of Housing, Utilities and Urban Communities in Egypt about how the country deals with informal settlements, how the government is attempting to understand and include the people living in informal settlements and what sustainable housing in Egypt could look like in the future.

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