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Sunday, 2 July 2017

Cairo, the mega city, as seen in 1993

In 1993, BBC thought Cairo would be a model for urban living in the year 2000: By the year 2000, “humankind will be an urban species for the first time in its history,” says the narrator of a fascinating 1993 BBC documentary about “mega city” Cairo (runtime 38:02). Our capital was presented by BBC as a city that “works” and one that offered an alternative to the dystopian urban future many have predicted at the time. H/t Cairobserver.

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