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Introduction – Urban Actors Put to the Test by the Egyptian Transition

Roman Stadnicki
Traduction de Thibaud Smerko
p. 23-36
Cet article est une traduction de :
Introduction – Les acteurs urbains à l’épreuve de la transition en Égypte1

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Cities reflect the political, economic, and social crises Egypt has been going through since 2011
Multidimensional crises do not disrupt the main form of urban production, i.e., unregulated urbanisation
Professional circles and associations of architecture and urban planning disrupted by the emergence of new activists of the “urban cause”
Rallying in/for the City
Contesting Urban Policies
Changing Urban Planning Practices

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Three years have passed since the 2011 revolution led to the fall of the Mubarak regime. This lapse of time has given the contributors to Egypte Monde Arabe enough perspective to see more clearly through the events and players of the transition in Egypt. Specifically, this new issue is dedicated to urban players – government authorities, planners, and citizens –, their inclusion in the mechanisms of change set in motion in 2011, their repositioning on the professional and political scenes, and their new modi operandi.

With hopes to reassess urban dynamics in light of the major political and social changes that have shaken Egypt since the 2011 revolution, this issue reports on the mutation of urban action and the “imaginary urban planner” in one of Egypt’s most critical periods in recent history.

Before delving into the heart of the matter, we will focus on the current Egyptian urban context in which local players take part, rethink their strategies and tactics, occasionally express re...

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Roman Stadnicki, « Introduction – Urban Actors Put to the Test by the Egyptian Transition  », Égypte/Monde arabe,Troisième série, 11 | 2014, mis en ligne le 11 avril 2014, consulté le 14 décembre 2017. URL : http://journals.openedition.org/ema/3260

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Roman Stadnicki

Roman Stadnicki, PhD in Geography, Fellow, Director of the Urban Studies Department at CEDEJ in Cairo. He analyses the effects of the political transition on urbanization in the Arab World: development of informal urbanism, emergence of urban activism, rewriting of urban politics, etc. He worked mainly in Yemen, the Gulf Countries and Egypt. He has recently co-published: Stadnicki, L. Vignal, P.-A. Barthel, 2014, Arab Cities after the "Spring", Built Environment, vol. 40, n° 1 ; C. Beaugrand, A. Le Renard, R. Stadnicki, 2013, Cities and Urban Dynamics in the Arabian Peninsula, Arabian Humanities, n° 2.

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