The Nile’s west edge in Zamalik is considered one of the very few attempts that took and are taking place to develop the Nile edge. With the benefit of public users in mind, the authority focused on developing this side. Much to the delight of both; the public and the NRI and the dismay of both; the EEAA and residents of Zamalik, a relatively new promenade now extends on the Nile’s west edge of Zamalik.
The conflict between both arguments raised a number of questions concerning use as well as design of water edges. Such questions focus on Cairenes’ environmental awareness , to what extent should design discourage or encourage the negative or positive behavior of outdoor participants and to what extent did the Nile’s west edge in Zamalik succeeded in hindering the negative behavior.
Accordingly, this paper reviews arguments regarding the characteristics of spaces of the Nile’s west-edge of Zamalik and the main concepts used to upgrade the area. Moreover the reflected behavior of participants at this setting will be addressed.