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Monday, February 1, 2016

Impact of capitalism and socialism in Cairo

From 19th  to 25th  of March 2016.
Be the first to discover the new urban phenomena of Gentrification 
  • Learning about the notion of gentrification in Budapest and Cairo. 
  • The influence of gentrification on urban transformation. 
  • Applying gentrification indicators in new case studies.
  • Trying to argue what is the future of gentrification in Egypt. 
  • The difference between gentrification, renovation, urban renewal and rehabilitation 


The workshop derives as a result of the cooperation between Egypt and Hungary. on the level of higher education. The cooperation is between two of a highly qualified universities including, Eotvos Lorand University (ELU) ranked 1st in Hungary and 356 worldwide and Budapest University for Technology and Economics (BME) ranked 2nd in Hungary and 395 worldwide, according to the Webometrics University Rankings, and from the other side the Department of Urban Planning and Urban Design, Faculty of Engineering, Ain Shams University (ASU)

The workshop duration is One week in Cairo, from the 19th till the 25th of March, 2016, held in the Department of Urban Planning and Urban Design, Faculty of Engineering, Ain Shams University (ASU) with the leading of professionals from BME and ELU, and urban planning institutes, research centers, architecture offices and local governments will be also important venues.

Architecture, Capitalism, Cairo, Socialism, Heliopolis, Nasr city, Urban planning, Urban Transformation, Waterfront.
  • Issuing a Certificate of Participation with universities logos and approval, for each student, also certified from the Ktn Egypt.
  • Exploring many buildings which are rich in their architecture style
  • Dealing with experts and professionals from Hungary and other countries
  Main Topics
The participants will experience the impacts of two former economic trends on architecture and urban planning on Egypt and Hungary.
  • Learning about former socialism and capitalism in developing and developed countries.
  • The influence of socialism and capitalism on urban planning.
  • The urban transformation of the waterfront in Budapest
  • Selected topics related to workshop topics
  Who can Apply
The workshop is open for 20 to 40 applicants with architecture, urban planning and landscape architecture background.
  How to Apply
Gladly, follow the applying procedures by:
  1. Send an email of intention by using and filling  the contact us form, Do Not forget to mention your phone number and email,
  2. Contact the contact persons in the contact person section, mentioned below,
  3. You will get an email of acceptance if accepted to join the workshop
  4. We will contact you to manage the flight tickets booking and confirm the visa appointment, by which you will have to be there with all needed documents (if applicable)
Will be added soon....
The accommodation will be arranged with our coordinators in Egypt and will be announced soon.
  Course Fees
The total cost of the workshop is 1000 EGP Or 200 USD, Including the following,
  • Transportation for the workshop with air conditioned buses.
  • Course tools and facilities.
While the fees do not include,
  • Flight tickets
  • Travel Insurance
  • Visa cost
  • Pocket money ~ 100 USD as minimum ~ 1000 LE.
Furthermore, the applicants have to bring all the needed documents, such as passports, and any further documents.
The deadline for applying is Wednesday the 16th of March, 2016.
  Contact person
Eng \ Muhammad Salah Eldaidamony
Mobile: +201144818414
From Egypt, Dr. Mohamed Elfayomi, Dr. Ahmed Sami and Eng./Muhammad Eldaidamony.
From Hungary, Dora David and Zsolt Vasaros


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