An interview with Amira Badran, an architect/ urban planner, and placemaker.

The growing population and the increasing density of the Central Greater Cairo, Egypt, created the need of expanding to the surrounding areas. The new cities that developed in the Greater Cairo’s desert faced a lot of challenges. The author researched a successful example of a desert city, that was created by Syrian immigrants and identified three factors that contributed to the success.

“The approach of place-led development will not only connect and make efficient the spaces between buildings leading to more socially-knit communities but also build a governance strategy based on a preset ideology of community-based planning and local development of city spaces.”

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 Place-led Strategy graph by Amira Badran
For cover picture credits: ©Hana Gamal



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