Suburbs Sprouting in Cairo Deserts

President Mubarak of Egypt is allowing developers to create American-style suburban developments in dry desert land outside Cairo.
October 26, 2009, 9am PDT | Tim Halbur
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"The government has sold this cheap, dry land to developers, invested and constructed modern highways for the new car-owning suburban dwellers and subsidized water for their luscious desert lawns.

These new cities, which include Sixth of October and New Cairo, recreate the American suburban typology: they are not walkable and lack a decent public transportation system."

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Published on Thursday, October 22, 2009 in POLIS
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