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An interview with UN special rapporteur Leilani Farha on Egypt’s approach to housing
Mostafa Mohie | Mada Masr sits down with UN special rapporteur on the right to adequate housing, Leilani Farha
Interview: On developing the Maspero Triangle and the future of the Asmarat housing project
Mostafa Mohie | Mada sits down with Khaled Siddiq, the executive director of the Informal Settlements Development Fu
New housing project in Alexandria impresses residents, but estranges them too
Heba Afify | On the recently built Bashayer al-Kheir (Good Omens) project, which President Sisi inaugurated last week.
Egypt’s steep learning curve in national housing projects
Isabel Esterman | A week ago, at least one child was killed when security forces used explosives to demolish apartment
Murderers, thieves and conmen: The Maadi land controversy
Ali Abdel Mohsen | “Everything you see in front of you,” mutters Hajj Mohamed Abdel Raouf as he moves his finger across
 
Opinion
Sarah Sabry
Informal settlements: Swept under the carpet?
On the anniversary of the devastating earthquake that hit Egypt in 1992, leaving hundreds of families
Kareem Ibrahim
Urbanization, informal areas and the new Cabinet
Since the mid-1990s, the Egyptian government has adopted neoliberal economic policies, reflected in real
Yahia Shawkat
How rent could solve the housing problem
In a previous article I pointed out four main challenges for the housing minister in providing adequate
 
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Central Bank amends mortgage finance rules for low earners
Families relocated from informal housing to satellite cities after 2-ton rock slide
Sisi meets with Cairo governor to plan for citywide revamp
Egypt in dire need of push for low-income mortgages
Security forces forcibly evacuate residents of Ezbet al-Nakhl
In Greater Cairo, 40 percent live in informal housing
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