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.
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.
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.
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).
The preparation of the housing profile for countries is the first step within the overall framework of UN-Habitat's Global housing strategy, which aims to place "housing at the centre" for national and urban development as an imperative for comprehensive economic, environmental, cultural and social development. Egypt's housing file uses a comprehensive approach to factors affecting housing in the country, from housing, land, and construction financing to institutional, organizational and cultural conditions.
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.
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Al-Alamein New City
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Country Profile Egypt Arabic
Greater Cairo Urban Development Strategy. Part 1: Future vision and strategic directions
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Egypt Housing Profile
Egypt Urban Forum Flyer English
Egypt Urban Forum Flyer Arabic
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".
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.