Like a Hole in the Head

Source: Carnegie Endowment
Author(s): Michele Dunne

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When an Egyptian delegation heads to Quito for the October 17-20 Habitat III conference—a United Nations gathering of government officials, city planners, and urbanization experts that takes place once every 20 years—perennial issues, such as the availability of affordable housing and how to deal with spreading informal communities, will be on the table. In fact, Egypt’s already-published report to the conference addresses such questions. But there is an important newer topic that might not be up for discussion: Egypt’s plans to build a new capital. The impetus to build that capital goes to the very heart of what is driving Cairo’s urban sprawl…

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