As part of the project on “Participatory Review of Egyptian Planning and Related Urban Development Legislation to Support Sustainable Urban Development” the UN-Habitat Cairo office in collaboration with the Urban Legislation Unit of UN-Habitat has completed a legislative map of the Egyptian instruments and institutions of relevance to a range of urban law issues. This report builds upon that work by developing a Black Letter law and practice analysis of the area of land management and planning law and with a specific reference to issues around planned city extensions and new cities.