Sadat City, Egypt, Africa
Year1975latitude: 30° 22'
longitude: 30° 30'
Initiator(s)President Sadat of Egypt
Planning organization
Nationality initiator(s)Egypt
Designer(s) / Architect(s)
Design organizationKise Straw, Kolodner
Target population1,500,000
Town website
Town related links
Literature- Mohammed Salah-Eddin Hegab, 'New Towns policy', Aga khan library
- Sadat City Planning Study Group, "The Planning of Sadat City", Status Report 1: Preliminary Investigations, Sabour Associates 1976
- ‘CITIES IN THE DESERT: THE EGYPTIAN NEW- TOWN PROGRAM’, Stewart, Dona, from: Annals of the Associaton of American Geographers, 86(3), 1996

type of New Town: > scale of autonomy
New Town
Company Town
> client
Private Corporation
Public Corporation
> policy

source: /planning/images/newtowni nfo1_13.jpg

Together with Tenth of Ramadan City, Fifteenth of May City, and Sixth of October City part of the satellite towns planned around Greater Cairo to structure the overpopulation of the area. Thus part of the 'first' generation of urban planning projects following the idenpendence. Part of the plan was to develop the already existing regional centers and urban centers. Part of the General Population Map project of redistribution of the population, of outward expanding towards the dessert, the creation of new centers with commercial identity and the power to attract people.

source: Marie Bruun Yde

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