October 11, 2016, 1pm PDT
Plans for the development of a new, unnamed capital city just east of Cairo has received the financial backing of Chinese investors.
July 1, 2016, 2pm PDT
Parks and other public open spaces continue to be squeezed out by private development and attempts to limit political dissent throughout cities in Arab countries.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
May 2, 2010, 5am PDT
Developers in Egypt are looking to bring mixed-use developments to Cairo's sprawling suburbs.
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.
October 26, 2009, 9am PDT
President Mubarak of Egypt is allowing developers to create American-style suburban developments in dry desert land outside Cairo.
June 21, 2009, 5am PDT
Dense Cairo has few sanctioned public spaces. So residents make do wherever they can.
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>
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>