Cairo from Below – NYC Event – Thursday Nov 6
Cairo from Below is holding a special event this Thursday November 6th to celebrate the launch of our publication “Our Urban Futures – Ideas Competition” and announce a second ideas competition! The event is open to all (over 21), please join us and spread the word among those in NYC who have an interest in urban development and Cairo.
New: we are honored to be joined by special guests Janice Perlman and Jacqueline Klopp. Janice Perlman is Founder & President of the Mega-Cities Project, author of the recent publication, Favela and groundbreaking leader in issues of urban poverty since introduction of The Myth of Marginality: Urban Politics and Poverty in Rio de Janeiro in 1976. Jacqueline Klopp is the Associate Research Scholar at the Center for Sustainable Urban Development at Columbia University’s Earth Institute, the author of many publications on urbanization and politics in Kenya and a key collaborator on the Digital Matatus project, a first of a kind initiative to map the informal transportation system for millions of Nairobi residents.
Cairo from Below is thankful to be collaborating and co-hosting Thursday’s event with NYC’s Urban Sustainability Meetup’s Happy Hour event, which aims to bring together urban enthusiasts from all over NYC for a few hours of brainstorming, knowledge sharing and networking. Come connect with people passionate about Egyptian urban development, get a copy of Our Urban Futures publication, and support the upcoming Cairo from Below competition.
Donations to Cairo from Below will be accepted but are not required.
When: 6:00 to 8:00 PM Thursday, November 6th, 2014
Where: Three Sheets Saloon (
upstairs now downstairs), 134 W 3rd St, New York, NY 10012
(b/t Avenue Of The Americas & Mac Dougal St), Greenwich Village
Look for event hosts: Nick Hamilton, Heba ElGawish and Liz Marcello.