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A Possible Way Out : Formalizing Housing Informality in Egyptian Cities - Ahmed M. Soliman

A Possible Way Out

Formalizing Housing Informality in Egyptian Cities

Paperback Published: 17th December 2003
ISBN: 9780761827023
Number Of Pages: 312

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The study shows that the three Egyptian cities have been able to accumulate fixed informal housing assets worth the equivalent of the government's budget for five years to come. Unleashing the potential of these informal assets through formalization could help the inhabitants of Egypt to show the way to prosperity in the global market economy. The diversity of case material and the specific policy focus make this book an important contribution to the formulation of future urban strategies in the South.

List of Tablesp. iiv
List of Figuresp. iiiv
Forewordp. ix
Prefacep. xiii
Acknowledgmentsp. xv
A Perspective of Informal Housingp. 1
Introductionp. 1
Main Objective of the Bookp. 4
Major Issues of Concern to the Researchp. 5
The Nature of Urban Informal Housingp. 9
The Informality Conceptp. 24
Informal Housing Developmentp. 28
Informal Housing Typologiesp. 30
Public/Private Partnerships in Land Provisionp. 32
The Structure of the Bookp. 35
Urbanization and Urban Development in Three Egyptian Citiesp. 39
Egyptian Contextp. 39
Expansions of the Greater Cairo Regionp. 46
The Alexandria Contextp. 58
Tanta City Structurep. 65
Conclusionp. 68
Housing Policy of Egypt: Retrospect and Prospectp. 71
Introductionp. 71
The History and Development of Housing Policyp. 73
Performance of Housing Developmentp. 80
Political Strainp. 86
A Critique of Current Policiesp. 89
Conclusionp. 93
Illegality as a Way for Housing Informality in Urban Egyptp. 95
Introductionp. 95
Characteristics of Informal Settlementsp. 96
Actors, Organizations, and Residents Involved in Informalityp. 101
Urban Informalityp. 108
Land Mechanismsp. 115
Conclusionp. 123
Typology of Informal Housing in Egyptian Citiesp. 125
Introductionp. 125
Background and Contextp. 127
Methodologyp. 129
Informal Housing Typesp. 135
Quantification and Diversity of Residential Propertiesp. 144
Conclusion: Taking Account of Diversityp. 148
Public/Private Partnerships in Land Provisionp. 151
Background and Contextp. 151
Public Participation in Land Provisionp. 153
Role of the State in the Housing Processp. 154
Public/Private Partnershipsp. 156
Types of Partnershipp. 161
Conclusionp. 168
Public/Private Partnerships in Cairop. 171
Background and Contextp. 171
Nature of Public/Private Partnershipp. 173
Methods of Land Conversionp. 183
Conclusionp. 195
Public/Private Partnerships in Alexandriap. 199
Overviewp. 199
Case Studiesp. 201
Methods of Land Conversionp. 206
Land Delivery Systemsp. 212
Nature of Partnershipp. 220
Conclusionp. 224
Public/Private Partnerships in Tantap. 227
Overviewp. 228
Characteristics of the Two Areasp. 230
Evolution of the Partnershipsp. 232
Mode of Acquiring Landp. 240
Nature of Partnershipp. 243
Conclusionp. 249
The Way Forwardp. 251
Retrospectp. 251
Stepping upp. 254
Moving Forwardp. 259
Conclusion: Guildlines for Formalizationp. 265
Glossaryp. 269
Bibliographyp. 271
Author Biographical Sketchp. 283
Indexp. 285
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ISBN: 9780761827023
ISBN-10: 0761827021
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 312
Published: 17th December 2003
Publisher: University Press of America
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.8  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.35

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