The Built Environment Observatory (BEO) is a web-based portal of open knowledge on Egypt’s built environment.
The BEO covers a range of urban issues with a focus on fair housing, spatial justice, and, access to basic infrastructure such as electricity and water.
We aim to support scholars, communities, civil society, development agencies and officials in their pursuit for the equitable development of the built environment, through the production of knowledge in the form of:
- Policy & Analysis pieces, that offer both long in-depth and brief to the point analyses of the impact of legislation, policy, and, public spending, followed by recommendations to improve on current practice
- Fact Sheets as backgrounds on key issues, public projects and, policy, sometimes including primary data
- Resources that support our work, such as opinion pieces published by BEO researchers elsewhere, or data tools like the BEDI and the BE Archive