Chronicle of the Middle East and North Africa

Urban Planning


Introduction Urban Planning

Urban Planning
This picture taken on January 6, 2022 shows an aerial night view of the city of Banha in Qalyoubiyah, Egypt – Photo by Amir MAKAR / AFP

Each city has its own potential. Urban planning is the art of optimizing the possible performance and outcome of each area, it shapes cities’ images and functions.

Each city’s urban planning should relate to its identity and required outcome while respecting different functions, patterns, and backgrounds. How each region works on its own and how it aligns with its neighboring regions must be also well-considered.

In this section, we will discuss outcomes, future possibilities, and strategies to improve settings being studied and to avoid previous mistakes in future planning.

Urban Planning Publications

This file is in development, below is a list of publications we have planned to publish soon. If you want to contribute please click here.


Quality of life is one of the main concerns of anyone residing in the 21 countries of the Middle East and North Africa covered by Fanack. Together with our network of global contributors, we define what regional residents want, what they need, and in which space they are most comfortable in.

Fanack’s Urbanism topics are explored from a regional, local, and city-level perspective. Fanack aims to link the below topics to their effect on the quality of life in cities in the MENA region on both local and regional levels.

Contribute to the Urban History Topic
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Support Fanack Urbanism

With broad support Fanack triggers conversations that directly propose solutions to better the quality of those living in the region. Our Urbanism project solely depends on donations from supporters worldwide.