Tourism Trumps Residents in Egypt
Cam McGrath writes, "The home demolitions are part of a government-backed master plan that ostensibly aims to protect Luxor's ancient heritage and increase its tourism revenue. The plan calls for removing encroachments on the city's archaeological sites and relocating residents to new planned communities. It outlines extensive infrastructure improvements and new tourist facilities with the goal of creating the world's largest open-air museum by 2030.
But the plan has drawn fire for its aggressive gentrification."