Friday, May 12, 2006

Preserving history - Garden City

An article that looks at the risks to historic buildings in Egypt, using Garden City as a case study: "To date, laws and regulations defining a historic building or landmark remain equivocal, which makes it all the easier for developers to pursue their mission to fill up the city with concrete structures. Moreover, the absence of a Commission for Historical and Architectural Preservation (CHAP) is translated into the accelerated disappearance of historic neighborhoods and sites across the nation. Which is why many are demanding that our government-appointed city mayors actively intervene to preserve our historic neighborhoods. Take the neighborhood of Garden City, for example, or what's left of it."
See the above page for the full story.

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