DUPSA Seminar: “Rethinking the 2nd wave of Urbanization in Egypt”
Presented by Tarik A. Fathy, who received a B.Sc in Architectural Engineering from Cairo University in 1977 and established his practice, T.H.E, in Cairo, Egypt. He then received a doctoral degree from school of planning at USC in 1988. He is the author of 'Telecity: The Impact of New Information Technologies on City Form.' He is the principal of T.H.E Consultancy firm based in Cairo and practices in the Middle East and Africa Region.
Egypt experienced two waves of urbanization trends in an attempt to improve the rearrangement of population distribution. Since the most populated areas constitute only around 7% of the total area, there have been many efforts starting in the 70s to establish new cities. As a result, there are around 20 "new cities" today built around Cairo in addition to the new regime's vision of a "new capital". This seminar will highlight and reflect on the two waves critiques.
Please RSVP to Jenc@price.usc.edu
Food will be served.