The progressing urbanization in developing countries is particularly visible in the growth of Mega Cities. It extends however as well to other big cities and causes similar problems there. In Egypt, one fifth of the population lives in the Cairo metropolitan region, but the "other" cities are home to even more people. And they grow even faster than the metropolis. The study of Minya, capital of a province in Upper Egypt reveals the importance of cities beyond the metropolis of Cairo. It illustrates as well the specific problems that occur here.
|Translated title of the contribution||Urbanization in Egypt|
|Number of pages||9|
|Publication status||Published - Nov 2006|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Geography, Planning and Development
- Water Science and Technology
- Atmospheric Science