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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 |Urban Development

*This section is part of BE Budget 2015/2016 Total Sub-national Spending on Urban Development While total spending on Urban Development was 6.6 Bn EGP, three quarters of that spending was for one New City in Cairo; the New Administrative Capital […]

Population densities in Egypt

 Table 1: Population data, Gross, Inhabited and Built-up Areas by Governorate             Gross area refers to the area of the governorate based on Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) 2015 data. Inhabited area refers to Urban and agricultural land […]

Population Growth Rates in New Cities’

The actual GR for New Cities was calculated as the difference between the 2006 Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) census and an assumed base population at 10% of the target, divided by the number of years between the […]

Population Growth Rate in Egypt

To understand how realistic the population growth rates projected for various projects were, we calculated the most recent actual growth rate per governorate based on census data produced for 1996 and 2006 by the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and […]

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