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Author Soliman, Ahmed.

Title A possible way out : formalizing housing informality in Egyptian cities / Ahmed M. Soliman ; foreword by Hernando de Soto.

Published Dallas [Tex.] ; Oxford : University Press of America, [2004]
©2004

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 UniM Archit  363.510962 SOLI    AVAILABLE
Physical description xiv, 289 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [271]-280) and index.
Contents Machine derived contents note: Chapter 1 -- A Perspective of Informal Housing 1 -- Introduction 1 -- Main Objective of the Book 4 -- Major Issues of Concern to the Research 5 -- The Nature of Urban Informal Housing 9 -- The Informality Concept 24 -- Informal Housing Development 28 -- Informal Housing Typologies 30 -- Public/Private Partnerships in Land Provision 32 -- The Structure of the Book 35 -- Chapter 2 -- Urbanization and Urban Development in Three Egyptian Cities 39 -- Egyptian Context 39 -- Expansions of the Greater Cairo Region 46 -- The Alexandria Context 58 -- Tanta City Structure 65 -- Conclusion 68 -- Chapter 3 -- Housing Policy of Egypt: Retrospect and Prospect 71 -- Introduction 71 -- The History and Development of Housing Policy 73 -- Performance of Housing Development 80 -- Political Strain 86 -- A Critique of Current Policies 89 -- Conclusion 93 -- Chapter 4 -- Illegality as a Way for Housing Informality in Urban Egypt 95 -- Introduction 95 -- Characteristics of Informal Settlements 96 -- Actors, Organizations, and Residents Involved in Informality 101 -- Urban Informality 108 -- Land Mechanisms 115 -- Conclusion 123 -- Chapter 5 -- Typology of Informal Housing in Egyptian Cities 125 -- Introduction 125 -- Background and Context 127 -- Methodology 129 -- Informal Hdusing Types 135 -- Quantification and Diversity of Residential Properties 144 -- Conclusion: Taking Account of Diversity 148 -- Chapter 6 -- Public/Private Partnerships in Land Provision 151 -- Background and Context 151 -- Public Participation in Land Provision 153 -- Role of the State in the Housing Process 154 -- Public/Private Partnerships 156 -- Types of Partnership 161 -- Conclusion 168 -- Chapter 7 -- Public/Private Partnerships in Cairo 171 -- Background and Context 171 -- Nature of Public/Private Partnership 173 -- Methods of Land Conversion 183 -- Conclusion 195 -- Chapter 8 -- Public/Private Partnerships in Alexandria 199 -- Overview 199 -- Case Studies 201 -- Methods of Land Conversion 206 -- Land Delivery Systems 212 -- Nature of Partnership 220 -- Conclusion 224 -- Chapter 9 -- Public/Private Partnerships in Tanta 227 -- Overview 228 -- Characteristics of the Two Areas 230 -- Evolution of the Partnerships 232 -- Mode of Acquiring Land 240 -- Naturb of Partnership 243 -- Conclusion 249 -- Chapter 10 -- The Way Forward 251 -- Retrospect 251 -- Stepping up 254 -- Moving Forward 259 -- Conclusion: Guildlines for Formalization 265.
Other author Soto, Hernando de, 1941-
Subject Squatter settlements -- Egypt.
Housing policy -- Egypt.
Urban poor -- Housing -- Egypt.
Public-private sector cooperation -- Egypt.
Informal sector (Economics) -- Egypt.
Urban policy -- Egypt.
ISBN 0761827021