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Les compounds cairotes ou la fabrique d'un nouveau mode d'habiter. Des communautés fermées à la ville privatisée ?

Abstract : Since the 90s, Cairo’s outskirts have seen the development of a new urban form called “gated communities”, better known in Egypt as “compounds”. These residential areas, newly built in the surrounding of the city, involve high standing private neighbourhoods, which take place far from the historical centre on the desert plateaus. This paper presents the conditions of the development of these luxurious private communities and tries to situate this global urban form in the Egyptian context. It will focus on this new kind of urban planning, fruit of a partnership between public and private sectors. It also tries to explain the success of these urban forms, generating new ways of life from both local and foreign elite, as well as specific consumption habits. This combination of public and private initiatives creates not only private neighbourhoods but also private cities.
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Anne Bouhali. Les compounds cairotes ou la fabrique d'un nouveau mode d'habiter. Des communautés fermées à la ville privatisée ?. Géographie. 2008. ⟨dumas-01079628⟩

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