Linear Parks and Informal Areas. Opportunities & Constraints

Amr Abdalla Abdelaziz Attia

Keywords: Ambiances, Linear Parks, Informal Areas, Cairo, Waterways.

This paper attempts to explore the emerging uses that enable the upgrading of informal settlements through the prism of ambiances. The seminar on ‘Linear Parks and Urban Ambiances’, which took place at Ain Shams University in Cairo, discussed the potential of Linear Parks along waterways (rivers, drainage and irrigation canals) to improving the quality of life in informal areas. The paper will document the findings of the seminar and assess the debates against the relevant literature/findings from other studies.