City of the Dead, a disputed slum in the heart of Cairo

Journal title TERRITORIO
Author/s Simona Sambati
Publishing Year 2012 Issue 2012/61 Language Italian
Pages 6 P. 92-97 File size 1781 KB
DOI 10.3280/TR2012-061016
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Al Qarafa, City of the Dead, and its emergence in the global megalopolis of Cairo. The transformation of the monumental cemetery into a slum has produced notable contradictions in urban planning and governance policies. The inhabitants and the ancient architecture, respectively the immaterial and material patrimony of this cemetery, represent parts of a multi-layered problem that shows no alternative solutions to destruction.

Keywords: Informal living; disputed space; urban policies

Simona Sambati, Città dei Morti, uno slum conteso nel cuore del Cairo in "TERRITORIO" 61/2012, pp 92-97, DOI: 10.3280/TR2012-061016