The Seminar Series “Egypt Urban Futures” has been initiated to build a platform to exchange approaches, experiences, best practices, and opinions on issues and strategies concerning urban development for all stakeholders engaged in the field. “Egypt Urban Futures” will strengthen active dialogue among public institutions, civil society, activists, the private sector, development organizations and researchers and open up rooms for collaboration and strategic alliances on building a sustainable urban future for Egypt.
The seminar series “Egypt Urban Futures” (EUF) is a joint initiative by the CEDEJ (Center for Economic, Legal and Social Studies), UN-HABITAT and GIZ (Participatory Development Programme in Urban Areas – PDP) and a continuation of the Expert Discussion Meetings on urban development that have been carried out since 2008.
- The first EUF Seminar was held in March 2013 on the topic of “Informal Areas after January 25th, 2011”
- A second EUF Seminar was then organized in October 2013 on the topic of “The Role of the Private Sector in Urban Upgrading”
- A third seminar took place in April 2014, discussing “Urban Equity: Cities from the Legal Perspective”.
- A fourth seminar took place in May 2015 : « Urban Mobility in Egypt: Planning, Lived Realities and Innovative Approaches”
More than one hundred participants and speakers representing the government, private sector companies, universities and civil society joined the lively debates of all three previous EUF Seminars at the French Institute.
The EUF Seminar Series aims to build a multi-stakeholder platform for exchange of different approaches, experiences, best practices, and innovative ideas on issues concerning sustainable urban development. The seminar series hopes to enhance dialogue among public institutions, civil society, researchers, the private sector and development organizations in order to create avenues for collaboration and strategic alliances for a sustainable urban future.
Each EUF seminar tackles a specific topic at the core of sustainable urban development and reunites different stakeholders to debate past, present and future developments in Egyptian cities. During each event, feedback is collected from all participants in order to develop a final summary document and in order to design the upcoming seminar based on participants’ interest and unanswered questions.
Find below the summary of the previous workshops :
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