Cairo's New 'Central Park'

Cairo, struggling for open space, builds a 74-acre park on a 500-year old garbage dump.
November 29, 2004, 11am PST | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"When it comes to dust and din, perhaps no city on the planet can match Cairo, a desert-bound megalopolis clinging to the Nile whose 17 million people get by with only a few square feet of green space each.

But now, in an unusual initiative combining horticulture, community development and archeology, the Aga Khan Trust for Culture has created a 74-acre park atop a 500-year-old garbage dump. The rare green space offers Cairenes what they have been missing: an oasis to call their own."

Thanks to Chris Steins

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Published on Tuesday, October 25, 2005 in The Los Angeles Times
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