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19 March 2013 / merehutch

Upcoming Events

Hi CFBers! Below are three upcoming events that should be of interest: (1) A press conference on the World Bank’s Impact on Egypt’s Built Environment on 20 March, (2) Life is Elsewhere: In search of the sweet voice of Tom Waits – a lecture by Ashraf Botros about the creativity process on 26 March, and (3) Urban regeneration: beyond the building – a lecture by Jason Hilgefort on 28 March.

Please check them out.  If you attend and would like to write a post or review on any of these events please let us know.

Invitation for a Press Conference:

The World Bank’s Impact on Egypt’s Built Environment” 

Wednesday, 20 March 2013, 12:00 p.m:

At the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights office

6Dar al-Shifa St. (formerly Abd al-Latif Bultiya), Garden City

The Bank Information Center (BIC), in partnership with the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR)’s program on Housing Rights, will hold a press conference to present research by Yahia Shawkat.

The study examines the World Bank’s recent profile of investments in Egypt, and the impact of these investments on the state of Egypt’s built environment. This analysis points to a need for greater focus on citizens’ needs in the design and implementation of projects.

The World Bank and other IFIs have long played a role in financing and shaping development projects that contribute to the systems and services that comprise the built environment in Egypt. The Bank invests heavily in energy projects, infrastructure services, and water projects throughout Egypt, and provides budget support and technical assistance to the Egyptian government.

During the press conference the publication will be presented and the floor will be open for questions and discussion. In addition to Yahia Shawkat, the panel will include a representative from BIC.

About The Bank Information Center

BIC is an independent not-for-profit organization based in Washington, D.C., USA that partners with civil society around the world to promote transparency, accountability and social and economic justice at the World Bank and other International Financial Institutions (IFIs).

N.B. Instant Translation to/from English will be provided during the press conference.

For inquiries, please call EIPR: 2793-3371/2/3

link to the invitation on EIPR website:


الحياة هي في مكان آخر: الكشف عن الصوت العذب لتوم ويتس
Life is Elsewhere: In search of the sweet voice of Tom Waits

Megawra lecture on Tuesday March 26, 19:00.

محاضرة لأشرف بطرس عن العملية الإبداعية وخاصة تقييم المنتج الفني والمعماري من خلال  الربط بيم فن الرواية وصناعة الأفلام والأغاني والعمارة. ضمن سلسلة مجاورة للعمارة والفن.

A lecture by Ashraf Botros about the creativity process and mainly about: evaluation of art and architectural products, with references to novel writings, film making, songs and architecture. Megawra occasional architecture and art series  (in Arabic)

د.أشرف بطرس حاصل على دكتوراه في الهندسة المعمارية من جامعة القاهرة 1998 عن الثقافة والعمارة. يعمل في مجال التنمية المعمارية والتصميم العمراني.

Dr. Ashraf Botros holds a PhD in Architecture from Cairo University on architecture and culture. He works in the field of urban development and architectural design.

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Information and link on the Megawra event on Thursday 28/3/2013
Hope to see you there and please spread the word.

الإحياء العمراني: تجاوز المبنى
م. جيسون هيلجفورت

Urban regeneration: beyond the building
Jason Hilgefort

قضايا التراث الثقافي والفراغ العام والسياسات العمرانية للواقع العمراني المعاصر بتفاصيله اليومية «القذرة» من خلال عرض لمشارع في تركيا والهند والمغرب والقبرص وذلك بحثا عن سبل مغايرة للعمل (باللغة الانجليزية)

بمجاورة – الخميس 28 مارس 2013 – السابعة مساء

Referencing works in Turkey, India, Morocco & Cypress, the discussion will focus on issues of cultural heritage, public space, policy, and dirty daily contemporary urban realities in search of alternative methods of operating.
(in English)

Megawra, Thursday March 28 2013, 19:00
Jason Hilgefort studied urbanism at The University of Cincinnati and architecture at UBC in Vancouver. His works range from New York to Bombay. He is a project leader at Maxwan A+U, and has his own office Land + Civilization Compositions. He is also a contributor to uncube magazine.

درس جيسون هيلجفورت العمران بجامعة سينسيناتي كما درس العمارة بجامعة يو بي سي بفانكوفر. وعمل في مدن بتباين نيو يورك وبومباي. يعمل حاليا مدير مشروع بشركة MaxwanA+U كما يعمل من خلا مكتبه الخاص Land+CivilisationCompositions . كما يشارك بالكتابة في مجلة Uncube

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