Cairo Urbanisation Problems and Solutions (Solutions (Homes and public…
Cairo Urbanisation Problems and Solutions
Between 1970 and 2000 the number of cars in Cairo rose from 100000 to over a million
Travel to work times can be very slow
Many drivers are aggressive and do not keep to the rules of the road, causing danger for road users and pedestrians
Lack of jobs
Jobs for unskilled workers are hard to find
While many university graduates get jobs with the government, salaries are low
Many poor people are forced to work in the informal sector, selling things on the street to earn a meagre living
Lack of Housing
In the City of the Dead, 2-3 million people have set up homes among the tombs of old Cairo
Half a million people live in homemade huts on roof spaces of office blocks and flats.
Self built brick houses are built illegally on farmlands by the river Nile. These 'informal' houses cover 80% of Cairo
Groundwater is polluted by waste illegally dumped by factories and workshops
Leaking and inadequate sewers pollute water courses
The air is heavily polluted by a cocktail of vehicle exhausts and fumes from fuels used in homes and workplaces
Homes and public services were upgraded in the most run-down parts of the city.
A modern metro system was built
The Greater Cairo Waste Water Project, extended and repaired the sewage system.
ring road built, encircling the city
people with donkey carts were licensed to collect and recycle garbage.
Investing and creating opportunities in rural areas so people won't move to urban areas.