THE CONVERSATION: Egypt is building a new capital city from scratch – here’s how to avoid inequality and segregation

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Egypt is the latest country to build a new capital city from scratch, with ambitions to move parliament away from Cairo as early as summer 2019. With nearly 24m people living in Greater Metropolitan Cairo, the current Egyptian capital suffers from severe congestion and overcrowding – problems which the government claims the new capital will resolve.

Period24 Sep 2018

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  • Egypt
  • Cairo
  • Brasillia
  • town planning
  • urban inequality