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Area Conservation in Cairo

Ahmed Sedky

in Living with Heritage in Cairo: Area Conservation in the ArabIslamic City

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774162459
eISBN:
9781617970122
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774162459.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

There are different efforts that have been made just to develop and upgrade Historic Cairo but it remained limited because of a main slogan proclaimed by Hassan Kafafi in 1990. Urban pressures were ... More


Extract from Diary Marginal Notes on the Soft Dialectics of Historic Cairo

Diane Singerman

in Cairo Contested: Governance, Urban Space, and Global Modernity

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774162886
eISBN:
9781617970351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774162886.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines some of the paradoxes, turf battles, opaque government policies, and weak governance through the saga of one nineteenth-century building in al-Darb al-Ahmar, as one of its ... More


Living with Heritage in Cairo: Area Conservation in the ArabIslamic City

Ahmed Sedky

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774162459
eISBN:
9781617970122
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774162459.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The Arab Islamic city has been always a glamorous urban dream in human cultural memory. This is manifested in Cairo, the world's largest medieval urban system where traditional lifestyles are still ... More


Reconstructing Islamic Cairo: Forces at Work

Caroline Williams

in Cairo Cosmopolitan: Politics, Culture, and Urban Space in the New Globalized Middle East

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774162893
eISBN:
9781617970269
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774162893.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Cairo's historic and architectural center—its Islamic heart and soul—is currently the target of the Egyptian government's reconstruction and transformation. Manifestly, this rehabilitation is an ... More


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