I have always been fond of finding out how everything became what it is now, what happened to shape it, what events have passed that made it. Exactly Like how little details can shape someone's personality, the same with cities. It was always a little bit dull for me to look into places that had no history, no culture, no character and no theory to it's being.
Theory Of City Form
Here's a Link to the course if anyone is interested about finding out more. http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/architecture/4-241j-theory-of-city-form-spring-2013/
Here's a Link to the course if anyone is interested about finding out more. https://www.coursera.org/learn/designing-cities
Cairo; The assignment.In the Designing cities course first week you're asked to handle in an assignment where you explain the evolution of your city from It's small form to a megalopolis where most cities are nowadays, so I started looking a little bit into Cairo's evolution over the years and here's what I found out in the simplest way possible.
Researches1- ﺗﻄﻮﺭ ﺍﻟﻔﺮﺍﻏﺎﺕ ﺍﻟﻌﻤﺮﺍﻧﻴﺔ ﻓﻲ ﻣﺼﺮ ﺍﻟﺠﺪﻳﺪﺓ ( النواة الأولى - واحة هيليوبليس) ﺩ. ﻋﻣﺭ ﺍﻟﺣﺳﻳﻧﻲ ﻋﺑﺩ ﺍﻟﺳﻼﻡ - ﺩ. ﻣﺣﻣﺩ ﺗﺎﻣﺭ ﺍﻟﺧﺭﺍﺯﺍﺗﻲ - CPAS-Egypt
2- Evaluating way finding ability within urban environment. Abd Elbasser A. Mohamed, CUAS