- 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
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.