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What is the case study for attempts to solve urban problems in a developing area of the world?

Cairo, Egypt

What Traffic problems does Cairo face and what has been done to solve them?

Major traffic congestion, causing disruption to daily lives and environmental issues from pollution

A huge ring road was built around Cairo

The Cairo Metro (the first in Africa) was built, giving clean, comfortable, air-conditioned rides to 2 million commuters a day

What sewage and waste problems does Cairo face and what has been done to solve them?

Crumbling sewage systems dating back to 1910 and overpopulation causes huge problems in Cairo, sewage on streets is a common sight in poorer areas, leading to disease and pollution

Major work is underway to extend and strengthen the sewage systems, especially in poorer areas

The operation licence of the Zabbaleen (Cairo's traditional waste collectors on donkey carts) has been extended to make them the waste collectors and recyclers of some of the poorer areas in Cairo

What housing problems does Cairo face?

Because of massive over population, people have been building brick housing on state owned land, which is necessary for water and food reserves. Informal housing now covers 80% of greater Cairo

Every Cairo citizen has an average living space of 2m2

2-3 million have made homes in the Cities of the Dead

What has been done to solve the housing issues?`

The long-term plan includes the building of 40 new settlements

An example is the 6th October City, it's full of high rise flats but new mosques, schools, parks and industrial zones are part of the plans

Public services and useful transport links have been a key part of the plans to convince people to move into the new settlements

However many critics say the plans favour middle classes, who can afford the rents