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.
Jun 8, 2010 Egypt Today
Developers in Egypt are looking to bring mixed-use developments to Cairo's sprawling suburbs.
May 2, 2010 Zawya
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.
Mar 1, 2010 Metropolis Magazine
President Mubarak of Egypt is allowing developers to create American-style suburban developments in dry desert land outside Cairo.
Oct 26, 2009 POLIS
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
<p>Cairo, Egypt is becoming increasingly noisy.</p>
Apr 15, 2008 The New York Times