Sunday, April 28th, 2013
Cairo – Tactical becomes Revolutionary Urbanism
Just got finished reading this fantastic NY Times piece about how people are exercising their power to make Cairo what they want it to be, post-revolution. In the absence of a governing body, the citizens of Cairo built their own on-ramp to get on their freeway and cut down wait times – out of trash and dirt.
As Omar Nagati, a young Egyptian architect and planner says “This was always a revolution about unjust urban conditions and about public space. The ramp is just one example. People now realize they have the right to determine what happens on their own streets, to their own neighborhoods…”
For urban planning/public space geeks like me this is SO interesting
Give it a read yourself by clicking HERE