North Africa's Largest Urban Green Space

Bold project transforms a historic but decaying neighborhood in Cairo, Egypt, into an impressive urban park.
November 25, 2004, 1pm PST | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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For almost a millennium assorted dust, debris and rubbish was piled up along the eastern rim of Cairo's medieval city walls...

But thanks to a $45m seven-year project by the Aga Khan Development Network, the dumping ground has been transformed into al-Azhar Park - North Africa's largest urban green space."

"...It's the kind of holistic, costly and complicated project that experts say the world needs many more of. "

Thanks to Nandita Godbole

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Published on Tuesday, October 25, 2005 in BBC News
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