Area Conservation in Cairo

Ahmed Sedky

in Living with Heritage in Cairo

Published by American University in Cairo Press

Published in print April 2009 | ISBN: 9789774162459
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9781617970122 | DOI:
Area Conservation in Cairo

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There are different efforts that have been made just to develop and upgrade Historic Cairo but it remained limited because of a main slogan proclaimed by Hassan Kafafi in 1990. Urban pressures were maintained, resulting in the accumulation of many problems in Cairo's historic areas. The UNESCO conference came up with specific recommendations to safeguard Fatimid Cairo, as being the most important area within the city walls that still exhibits the traditional features of Arab-Islamic cities and as an emblem of a living, traditional urbanism. Studies of urban scale came into focus in the attempt to save al-Azhar Mosque and its surroundings. The governorate has managed to create alliances with, and give administrative support to the ministries of housing and tourism, while conducting effective communications and agreements with the Ministry of Awqaf through the Executive Committee.

Keywords: Historic Cairo; UNESCO; main slogan; al-Azhar Mosque

Chapter.  34290 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Society and Culture

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