Policy

Reading Time: 3 minutes Vacant housing in Cairo

Egypt’s Cairo Is Home To 4.7 Million Vacant Housing Units

With its population growing faster than ever and more people moving to the city, Egypt's housing crisis continues to grow. Despite the increasing need for more housing, the number of abandoned and vacant houses continues to rise.
Reading Time: 3 minutes The palm tree is one of LA's most striking features.

Aesthetics Vs. Utility: The End of LA’s Palm Tree?

For years now, the South American palm weevil has been slowly gnawing away at Los Angeles' most striking feature: the palm tree. But as the city faces the potential erasure of its hallmark in the face of climate change, it must make a decision to balance utility against aesthetics.
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Reforming Urban Laws In Africa: A Guide

A practical guide authored by the African Centre For Cities demonstrates how changing Africa's urban laws can help create more efficient cities.
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Liverpool: A Creative City, Reinvented

It’s been almost 10 years since Liverpool was named European Capital of Culture – a turning point that shaped the city into what it is today – a creative, musical metro center that explores how to heal, do business and build a tourist industry without losing its larger-than-life character.
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The Renaissance Dam: Between Addis Ababa and Cairo

More than halfway complete, Ethiopia's Renaissance Dam promises to provide the African country with a sustainable source of electricity. We speak to experts in Addis Ababa and Cairo on the impact that the dam will have on people in both countries.