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A New Capital for Egypt?

October 2015

Cairo, the long standing capital city of Egypt is facing an uncertain future as the country’s primary city. Recent proposals have emerged of a whole new, as yet unnamed, capital city being built in the north of the country


AQA A Level
Unit 3: World cities (optional)

Edexcel A Level
Unit 2: Rebranding places (optional)

OCR A Level
Unit 2: Managing urban change (core)

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Unit 2: Investigating settlement change in MEDCs (core)

Unit 2: Changing urban environments (core)

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Unit 2: Contemporary issues in urban settlements (optional)

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Unit 1: Population and settlement (core)

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Unit 3: Settlement change (core)

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  • What are the current challenges for Egypt and Cairo?
  • What is being proposed?
  • What may be the positive impacts of the new capital?
  • What may be the negative impacts of the new capital?

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