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Elena Piffero’s PhD thesis with the title “What Happened to Participation? Urban Development and Authoritarian Upgrading in Cairo’s Informal Neighbourhoods” is based on sound empirical evidence and a fascinating reading for anyone interested in Cairo and in the contradictions between development theories and practices. Her analysis follows three sets of questions: the first set regards […]

This diploma thesis submitted to the Technical University of Berlin takes a critical look at the issue of land titling in slum improvement processes, using PDP’s Land Titling Programme in Manshiet Nasser as a case study. Download: The Role of Urban Land Titling in Slum Improvement

This paper by Elena Piffero examines the challenging process of fostering participatory development in the informal neighbourhood of Boulaq El Dakrour. Piffero worked with PDP staff in the informal neighbourhood for several months and used data and experiences covering a 10-year period for her assessment. Download: Struggling for Participation

The International Symposium on “Exchanging Global and Egyptian Experiences in Dealing with Informal Areas within the Wider Urban Management Context” was held by the Participatory Development Programme (PDP) of the GIZ and several Egyptian partners in Cairo from 14th to 15th October 2008. On behalf of the PDP, Dr. Khaled Abdelhalim was giving a comprehensive […]

Ägyptens Städte haben ein Problem: ungeplante, arme Stadtteile ohne urbane Infrastruktur. Der Dialog zwischen den Bewohnern der illegalen Ansiedlungen und der Verwaltung ist abgerissen. Die GIZ knüpft neue Verbindungen. Thomas Veser | Text und Fotos Download: Akzente 1-04 Wachsen wie die Pyramiden  

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