A Possible Way Out brings together the research and experience gained in the last two decades on the issue of informal housing in Egypt. This work sheds light on the process of housing informality in three Egyptian cities, Greater Cairo, Alexandria, and Tanta, and focuses on the different paths followed to informality. The diversity of case study materials and the specific policy focus make this book an important contribution to the formulation of future urban strategies in the South.
Ahmed Soliman is Dean of Faculty of Architecture, Beirut Arab University, Beirut, Lebanon. He is also Professor of Architecture and Faculty of Engineering, Alexandria University, Egypt.
Chapter 1 List of Tables Chapter 2 List of Figures Chapter 3 Foreword by Hernando de Soto Chapter 4 Preface Chapter 5 Acknowledgments Chapter 6 A Perspective of Informal Housing Chapter 7 Urbanization and Urban Development in Three Egyptian Cities Chapter 8 Housing Policy of Egypt: Retrospect and Prospect Chapter 9 Illegality as a Way for Housing Informality in Urban Egypt Chapter 10 Typology of Informal Housing in Egyptian Cities Chapter 11 Public/Private Partnerships in Land Provision Chapter 12 Public/Private Partnerships in Cairo Chapter 13 Public/Private Partnerships in Alexandria Chapter 14 Public/Private Partnerships in Tanta Chapter 15 The Way Forward Chapter 16 Glossary Chapter 17 Bibliography Chapter 18 Author Biographical Sketch Chapter 19 Index