General Strategic Master Plan Alexandria 2032

Alexandria, Egypt, 2009 - 2019

Strategic Master plan for the urban and transportation development of Alexandria 2032

  • Client: MHUUD - Ministry of Housing, Utilities & Urban Development, Arab Republic of Egypt, General Organization for Physical Planning (GOPP), Organizational Unit for Development Assistance (OUDA)
  • Timeframe: 2009 - 2019
  • Use: brownfield development
The Vision for Alexandria 2032 - Key Development Goals
The Vision for Alexandria 2032 - Key Development Goals

In 2010 the Egyptian Ministry of Housing commissioned AS+P to elaborate a General Strategic Urban Plan for Alexandria, the country's second largest city.

Alexandria, once famous for its beauty and splendour, today is a fast-growing industrial city with 4.1 million inhabitants. The city accounts for 40% of the national industrial output, while 60% of the Egyptian foreign trade are being handled in the three Alexandrian seaports. Accordingly environmental pollution (air, water, soil degradation) is one of the city's major problems. Further challenges lie in the completely unregulated urban growth with up to 150 thousand new inhabitants per year, the ubiquitious emergence of informal settlements, lacking technical utility infrastructure and an urban transit that is nearing collapse.

Integrated Climate Responsive Urban Development Approach
Integrated Climate Responsive Urban Development Approach
corniche
corniche

The master plan sets out to develop concise technical planning solutions for the above vital challenges. These solutions will be exemplified in three master plans for pioneering projects and will be accompanied by economic feasibility studies.

Until the end of 2012 AS+P will lead and coordinate a multidisciplinary inter­national consultant team ranging from economic experts to infrastructure and environmental engineers.

Arab Spring in Alexandria, protesters on the Corniche
Arab Spring in Alexandria, protesters on the Corniche
participative planning process in Alexandria
participative planning process in Alexandria

AS+P themselves will elaborate all modules related to regional, urban and transportation planning.

Prof. Speer and team in front of governorate of Alexandria
Prof. Speer and team in front of governorate of Alexandria