A Possible Way Out: Formalizing Housing Informality in Egyptian Cities
- Publish Date: 2003-12-17
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: Ahmed M. Soliman
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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. It treats the housing issue from the perspective of integrated urban programs as opposed to narrowly defined housing projects. The book explores a special relationship or partnership between the State, the professionals, the urban poor, and other stakeholders in formulating a mechanism by which the urban poor can secure their property titles. The diversity of case study materials and the specific policy focus make A Possible Way Out an important contribution to the formulation of future urban strategies in the South.