Myths and Facts of Urban Planning in Egypt

As Egyptians, we have been raised since the 1950s with the notion that the Nile Valley and Delta, permanent home to our civilisation for over 7000 years, is overcrowded and cannot accommodate any more people. As architects and planners we have been trained over the last half century almost solely on designing mega regional, urban and land reclamation plans in the vacant desert. The purpose of these is to “redistribute the population” and absorb future population growth.

The Built Environment Budget 15/16 |Housing

*This section is part of BE Budget 2015/2016   Total Spending on Housing A total expenditure of EGP 23.3 Bn translates to a national per capita spending of 259 EGP per person (Table 17). Over half of that is spent […]

The Built Environment Budget 15/16 |Waste-water

*This section is part of BE Budget 2015/2016 Total Sub-national Spending on Waste-water Public spending on waste-water treatment stations and networks totalled 9.9 Bn EGP. This translates to a per capita spending of 109 EGP per person (Table 19). With […]

The Built Environment Budget 15/16 |Water

*This section is part of BE Budget 2015/2016 Total Sub-national Spending on Water Public spending on drinking water treatment stations and networks totalled 5.3 Bn EGP. This translates to a total per capita share of 58 EGP per person (Table […]

The Built Environment Budget 15/16 |Transport

*This section is part of BE Budget 2015/2016 Programmatic Spending on Transport Total expenditure on transport was EGP 24.3 Bn. Of that amount, 58% was spent on projects with a regional reach and 42% on local projects, two thirds of […]

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