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URBAN PROGRAMS STRATEGIC URBAN DEVELOPMENT AND CITIES AND C LIMATE C HANGE MAPPING OF RELEVANT INSTITUTIONS AND CENTERS OF COMPETENCE

Ministry of Housing, Utilities and Urban Communities: General Organization for Physical Planning (GOPP) Category: Urban development operator

Country: Egypt

Director: Dr. Mostafa Madbouly Contact: 1 Ismaeel taha St. - kasr el Eni 11461 Cairo Egypt Phone: (202) 7941520/ 7941521/ 7941514 Fax: (202) 7941512 Email: gopp@idsc.gov.eg Website: www.gopp.gov.eg Missions: The General Organization for Physical Planning (GOPP) is the national Egyptian authority responsible for the planning process. GOPP was established in 1973 to be responsible for all planning activities in the country. Currently the GOPP is involved in organizing the planning process on all levels (regional, urban, and detailed) and preparing planning guidelines, urban development programs and coordination of the planning processes in Egypt. This involves monitoring the implementation of plans through cooperation with the local authorities, conducting and supervising urban studies (e.g. concerning transportation system, infrastructure, waste handling and treatment plants and environmental studies) proposing and developing planning related legislations, monitoring urban extensions to stop urban sprawl over agricultural and environmental sensitive areas and preparing village planning strategies and policies in Egypt. Moreover, the GOPP is responsible for building capacity for planning professionals in all planning levels and areas. Since GOPP is the major planning institution in Egypt, the project is very important as it will help disseminating the use of new technologies in planning. Relevance to the CMI urban programs: UD1--Urban expansion and renewal; Regional and urban planning; Urban land management Date of entry: June 2010

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