Organizers: The National Organization of Urban Harmony
The National Organization of Urban Harmony
Under the auspices of the Minister of Culture Dr. Ines Abdel Dayem and the president of the National Organization of Urban Harmony Eng. Mohamed Abu Saeda; the National Organization of Urban Harmony hosted a panel discussion about the book “The Journey of Cairo from Statehood to National Independence” that was published by Tarek Waly Center Architecture & Heritage. During the event, Dr. Tarek Waly gave a brief speech about the book and its production stages. Moreover, a discussion had been held by a prestigious group of academics such as Prof. Dr. Emad Abu Ghazy, the former Minister of Culture; Prof. Dr. Mohamed Al Kahlawy, the president of the Arab Council for the Union of Arab Archaeologists, and Prof. Dr. Mohamed Tawfik Abdel Gawad, the former Dean of Faculty of Fine Arts Helwan University. The discussion was moderated by Dr. Heidy Shalaby, the chief of the central administration of planning and technical affairs at the National Organization of Urban Harmony.
“The Journey of Cairo from Statehood to National Independence” contains a comprehensive interdisciplinary study of urbanism, history, geography, anthropology, and morphology of Cairo. The book consists of 4 volumes depending on many scientific sources and references, which made the book an inclusive reference for the city of Cairo. Dr. Tarek Waly and a team of 14 researchers had spent 10 years in the production of this encyclopedic work, that was the main reason for NOUH to discuss and present this comprehensive encyclopedia of Cairo that studied different eras of Egyptian history and their impact on the urbanism of Cairo, which Dr. Kahlawy described it as the modern Description de L’Egypte.
Photos of the events
Review by Prof. Dr. Emad Abu Ghazy; the former Minister of Culture & Professor of Historical Manuscripts and Documentation at Faculty of Arts Cairo University
Review by Prof. Dr. Mohamed Al Kahlawy; the President of the Arab Council of the Union of Arab Archaeologists & Professor of Antiquities & Islamic Civilization at Faculty of Archaeology Cairo University
Book review by Dr. Mohamed Tawfik Abdel Gawad, the former dean of Faculty of Fine Arts Helwan University (in Arabic)