Historic architecture is rapidly being replaced by cookie-cutter high-rises in Cairo, much to the displeasure of local architects and historians.
Oct 20, 2010 BBC
Egypt runs on the Nile's water. But with a growing population, Egypt's Ministry of Irrigation expects that the Nile will barely be able to meet the country's water needs by 2017. Its neighbors are increasingly angry about its overuse.
Sep 27, 2010 The New York Times
Real estate investment is expected to rise sharply in the greater Cairo region. Some fear this will bring about American-style suburban sprawl.
Jul 31, 2010 Global Real Estate Monitor
Despite flowing through ten different nations, the Nile's water is only technically the property of Egypt and Sudan. The other eight nations are trying to change that. But as the debate heats up, the river's ecosystem may be caught in the cross-fire.
Jul 27, 2010 Yale Environment 360
Radar imaging has revealed the layout of a now-underground ancient Egyptian city named Avaris.
Jun 22, 2010 Guardian
Developers in Egypt are looking to bring mixed-use developments to Cairo's sprawling suburbs.
May 2, 2010 Zawya
The temple of Luxor is a must-see on the Egyptian tourism route, and city officials are clearing homes of locals out of the way to uncover an ancient parade route. Locals say the government is creating an excuse to clear low-income residents.
Mar 3, 2010 Inter Press Service News Agency (IPS)
Dense Cairo has few sanctioned public spaces. So residents make do wherever they can.
Jun 21, 2009 The New York Times
<p>Downtown Cairo has undergone a steady decline in recent years, with more slums developing and more beggars filling the streets. This article from <em>Bloomberg</em> says there are many reasons for the decline.</p>
Jul 16, 2008 Bloomberg
<p>Cairo's first new green space in more than 100 years has opened -- on top of a 500-year old garbage dump.</p>
May 7, 2008 NPR