Cairo

June 18, 2015, 7am PDT
Reviewing the plausibility of replacing the thousand-year-old capital of Cairo with a new, master planner, $45 billion capital city.
Global Site Plans
April 29, 2013, 5am PDT
Michael Kimmelman examines the race to rebuild and redefine post-revolutionary Cairo, where residents are recreating the city and civic society, and reclaiming public spaces, from the bottom-up.
The New York Times
May 22, 2012, 2pm PDT
After aiding in the dissolution of Egypt's authoritarian regime, social media is being enlisted to tackle a more formidable obstacle: easing its capital city's traffic, reports Noel King.
Good
May 9, 2012, 5am PDT
Kareem Fahim explores the surprisingly reliable subway system beneath the Egyptian capital, as well as public sentiment that it's the last stronghold of order in a city still trying to regain its balance.
The New York Times
March 1, 2011, 9am PST
A Cairo native who had returned home before the recent unrest and revolution looks at the role of the city's Tahrir Square, and how recent events have given additional meaning to this public space.
Places
February 2, 2011, 6am PST
With recent uprisings in Cairo and Tunis, we are reminded that the city has been the center of revolutionary action for hundreds of years, according to this piece from Edward L. Glaeser.
The New York Times
December 23, 2010, 7am PST
The Egyptian government is undertaking a broad plan to reimagine Cairo. The plan would redistribute the city's people and shuffle its industries to the outskirts of town. Some there see the plan as too much of a change.
Bikya Masr
October 20, 2010, 8am PDT
Historic architecture is rapidly being replaced by cookie-cutter high-rises in Cairo, much to the displeasure of local architects and historians.
BBC
July 31, 2010, 9am PDT
Real estate investment is expected to rise sharply in the greater Cairo region. Some fear this will bring about American-style suburban sprawl.
Global Real Estate Monitor
July 25, 2010, 5am PDT
"Officials argue that the main problem with Cairo is not that it is too big, but that three-quarters of its inhabitants are concentrated in a 20km radius from the center," reports Heba Saleh
Financial Times
June 10, 2010, 8am PDT
In an effort to regain its stature as a center of culture, Cairo is looking at plans to re-integrate the pedestrian into its now car-dominated downtown.
Egypt Today
June 8, 2010, 2pm PDT
The Egyptian capital is planning a makeover, turning the downtown into a pedestrian-only zone in the spirit of Europe's historic cities in order to attract tourism.
Egypt Today
May 2, 2010, 5am PDT
Developers in Egypt are looking to bring mixed-use developments to Cairo's sprawling suburbs.
Zawya
March 1, 2010, 10am PST
A group of development agencies came together to undertake a historic-preservation and community-development effort in Cairo's Al-Darb al-Ahmar community. The project was such a success that they're still working, by invitation, restoring the area.
Metropolis Magazine
October 26, 2009, 9am PDT
President Mubarak of Egypt is allowing developers to create American-style suburban developments in dry desert land outside Cairo.
POLIS
June 21, 2009, 5am PDT
Dense Cairo has few sanctioned public spaces. So residents make do wherever they can.
The New York Times
July 16, 2008, 10am PDT
<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>
Bloomberg
May 7, 2008, 9am PDT
<p>Cairo's first new green space in more than 100 years has opened -- on top of a 500-year old garbage dump.</p>
NPR
April 15, 2008, 10am PDT
<p>Cairo, Egypt is becoming increasingly noisy.</p>
The New York Times