25 Jun '11, 8pm

A Tale of Two New Cities for Cairo and Istanbul: Dense urban development in Cairo (left) and Istanbul (right). P...

The plans to build two new mixed-used developments east and west of Cairo -- not so creatively named Eastown and Westown -- drew praise from the Middle East environmental website Green Prophet: Initially conceived to absorb Cairo's overflow, and to develop a more pedestrian-friendly model that will ease traffic congestion and pollution, these new metropolitan centers will both service 2.5 million people within 10 years. Moving away from the former development model that separated residential and commercial areas, forcing residents to own cars or use public transportation in order to maintain their daily lives, Eastown and Westown will knit all services into one urban fabric. The project also has been conceived with an eye toward sustainability, Green Prophet wrote: "In particular, many designers are considering glazing to reduce solar gain, responsible building materials, ...

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