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Egypt’s Strategic National Urban Plan & Mega Projects

Title of the Session

Egypt’s Strategic National Urban Plan & Mega Projects

Time and Venue

14 June 2015, Marriott Hotel Zamalek – 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Introduction

In response to the global call for states to develop a coordinated approach to urban development with clear national policy directions and frameworks, a National Strategic Plan for Egypt 2052 was prepared. Accordingly, the National Strategic Plan aims to integrate and align all urban development plans and projects in Egypt towards achieving national urban development objectives. In this context, Egypt is currently initiating a number of national mega projects which has initiated a dialogue to discuss the how these mega projects support the implementation of the National Strategic Plan. This session will present the Egyptian National Strategic Plan and discuss how key Egyptian mega projects are aligned with the national plan.

Presenters:       

National Strategic plan 2052:  Dr. Abou Zaid Rageh, Board Member, The Supreme Council for Planning

Mega Projects: Dr. Assem Elgazzar, Chairman, General Organization for Physical Planning

Moderator:

Mrs. Rania Hedeya, UN-Habitat Egypt Programme Manager

Discussants:

Dr. Hazem Fahmy, Head of Infrastructure Sector, Ministry of Planning

Eng. Yahia Shawkat, Co-founder & Research Coordinator, 10Tooba

Prof. Ahmed Yousry, Professor of Urban Planning, Faculty of Urban and Regional Planning, Cairo University

Prof. Yasser Sakr, President of Helwan University