Reviewing Planning and Urban Development Legislation



Egypt

Through the review of the Egyptian legal framework, the project analyzed the current legal systems and their implementation with regard to land regularization to encourage planned development on the urban fringe and improve the capacities of local authorities to design and implement legal reforms. A reformed urban legal system is expected to make the production of large scale serviced land that will accommodate rapid urban growth possible, allow for the creation of more public space and streets and, in some cases, enable development cost sharing through land value capture. Participatory planning, empowering the poor through improved asset security, formalization of property rights and rule of law will all also be positively affected