Kondolf, George Mathias Mozingo, Louise Marzion, Rachael Balakrishnan, Krishnachandran Gohar, Amir Jewell, Linda Shaker, Sami Sabri Shalaby, Ahmed Abbassy, Noha Church, Tami
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Working Paper 2011-06
As urban waterfronts around the world de-industrialize, cities are increasingly capitalizing on these opportunities to provide open space and alternative commuting routes along riverbanks, bringing residents and visitors back to the waterfronts. Cairo has remarkable opportunities to reconnect its people with the river that was historically its heart. In an intensive workshop involving 23 students and seven faculty from Cairo University (CU), The American University in Cairo (AUC), and the University of California, Berkeley (UCB), interdisciplinary teams systematically inventoried existing conditions along a 12-km reach of the Nile from Maadi to Tahrir Square, recording river-bank relations, building heights and conditions, circulation, and land-use.