Earlier this month, approximately eight boulders weighing 60-70 tons each split from the edges of the Muqattam cliffs and fell onto densely populated Manshiyet Nasr, a slum in eastern Cairo, killing more than 100 people and destroying 30-50 homes. This tragedy and the ensuing conflict between residents and local authorities highlight the need for effective governance and urban planning to alleviate poverty and rapid urbanization and avoid conflict.
Paper contribution to the April 2011 seminar on post-disaster community engagement.
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars; 1999. (Comparative Urban Studies Occasional Series; 25). PDF: 99KB/16 pages
Resilience of Local Communities and their Role in the Democratic Transition. Using the Negative Experience of Russia and Positive Experience of Other Countries as an Example.
Paper contribution to the January 2009 seminar on community resilience.
Washington, D.C.: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars; 1997. (Comparative Urban Studies Occasional Paper Series; 9). PDF: 106KB/30 pages
Paper contribution to January 2010 seminar on environmental peacebuilding.