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

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Release date: 24/9/2018

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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.

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TitleEgypt is building a new capital city from scratch – here’s how to avoid inequality and segregation
Media name/outletThe Conversation
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date24/09/18
DescriptionEgypt 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.
URLhttps://theconversation.com/egypt-is-building-a-new-capital-city-from-scratch-heres-how-to-avoid-inequality-and-segregation-103402
PersonsNuno Pinto, Aya Badawy