Phenomenon Of Urbanization

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Chapter 1 : Introduction Cities in developing countries face similar challenges in attempting to cope with the phenomenon of rapid urbanisation. Their ability to cope with such challenges is largely contingent upon their limited resources and the institutional framework in which they operate. Social organisations, cultures, administrative traditions, planning conventions and political dynamics vary considerably from city to city, and country to country. When we talk about Egypt considering the rapid population growth -25.98 million in 1960 to almost 83.47 million in 2012 - also considering the spatial and demographic size of informal areas in it, it is only a slight exaggeration to say that informal settlements represent the normal situation in Egypt that can also be recognized in its capital city “Cairo”.…show more content…
Greater Cairo is made up of the whole of Cairo Governorate and the urban parts of Giza Governorate (west of the Nile) and Qaliubia Governorate (north of Cairo Governorate) with almost quarter of Egypt’s population living in greater Cairo and almost (66% ) of them living in informal areas, it became very important to understand this rapid informal urbanisation, the daily life in these areas, understanding the users’ preferences, and most importantly what the inhabitants of this informal settlements do to improve their quality of their

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