Economic Housing and Urban Development Projects Fund: Legislative Framework and Development Themes

The focus of the spatial dimension of development plans has become just as important as the sectoral dimension as one of the main tools to achieve balanced development among various regions and areas. It also helps achieve balance between the development of the domestic economy and the basic infrastructure while establishing the principles of justice and equal opportunity in public service provision.


Leveraging Land in the Arab Republic of Egypt: The Potential for Increasing Land-based Financing for Urban Development

In March, 2015, the Arab Republic of Egypt launched its “Sustainable Development Strategy,” (SDS) Egypt’s vision for 2030. This ambitious strategic plan will involve:
• Reclaiming one million feddan,
• The creation of one million social housing units,
• Adding 4,800 km to the road network, and
• Other important social and economic development initiatives.


Legislative analysis to support sustainable approaches to city planning and extension in Egypt

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.


National Feasibility Study and Roadmap for River Bank Filtration in Egypt

Alluvial aquifers are widely used as a groundwater source in many countries, mainly due to their high production potential, proximity to demand areas, their ease, and economy of extraction. By pumping wells located in an alluvial plain hydraulically connected to a river it is possible to generate a hydraulic gradient so that surface water is forced to flow through the bed and the banks of the river (Figure 1).


UN-Habitat pioneers the use of Minecraft for the design of public spaces in Egypt

Cairo, 29 August 2017 – UN-Habitat in cooperation with Megawra (The Built Environment Collective-BEC) and Cairo governorate (Cairo Heritage Preservation General Administration) organized the first Minecraft workshop in Egypt for the participatory design of an open space in Al-Khalifa neighborhood in Cairo.


Egypt Documents

Abdeen Rennovation - Full Report

Abdeen Square Development; From yesterday to today

Al Maragha City Profile - Arabic

Al-Alamein New City

Berket Al Sabba City Profile - Arabic

Cairo, a City in Transition

Country Profile Egypt English

Country Profile Egypt Arabic

Greater Cairo Urban Development Strategy. Part 1: Future vision and strategic directions

Strategic Development of Greater Cairo - Arabic

Egypt Housing Profile

Egypt Urban Forum Flyer English

Egypt Urban Forum Flyer Arabic

Revitalization and Upgrading of the Central Zone of Khedive's Cairo

This report is one of the deliverables required for the International Restricted Competition for the Revitalization and Upgrading of Khedive's Cairo. This stage of work will be followed by a competition for the design of both Ataba and Opera Squares. The competition in hand is intended for reaching the best proposals for the project of "Revitalization and Upgrading of the Central Zone of Khedive's Cairo".


The first Egypt Urban Forum 2015

For the first time in Egypt, the widest range of urban stakeholders from different backgrounds and mandates were given the opportunity to share ideas, experience, knowledge and expertise about how to promote a better urban development. The EUF was an important milestone in the preparation of the global conference, Habitat III, and the dialogue on the post 2015 Agenda. The EUF was composed of twenty-seven sessions.