200 representatives of government, civil society, academia and international donors took part in the first Egypt Urban Futures workshop, a new workshop series, organised by the Participatory Development Programme in Urban Areas (PDP), together with UN-Habitat and the Centre d’Études et de Documentation Économiques (CEDEJ).
The first session on the topic of “Informal Areas after 25 January 2011” took place on 11 March 2013 at the French Institute in Cairo. The workshop examined the changes in informal neighbourhoods since the outset of the revolution and aiming to define new strategies of territorial action and aid to development.
The Egypt Urban Futures series has been initiated to build a platform to exchange approaches, experiences, best practices and opinions concerning urban development for all stakeholders engaged in the field.
The first session received very positive feedback from participants, and revealed consensus on the need for stronger cooperation in the field of urban development in Egypt.
The next workshop will take place in August 2013.