Fathy, Hassan. Some Architectural Notes On The Design Of Maydan Sayyid Ahmad Arif Billah. 22 Jan. 1973. Hassan Fathy Archives. Aga Khan Trust for Culture. Geneva, Switzerland.
Date: January 1, 1973
This document describes the transformation of commercial zones and business districts in medieval Islamic cities, such as Cairo, to the modern configuration of department stores and street shops. Fathy gives details on the emphasis of architects and urban planners to accommodate the rise of automobile use in their design and construction plans of avenues and boulevards. Furthermore, in this memorandum, Fathy outlines several approaches to planning streets in the commercial area neighboring the Jami' mosque of Sayyid Ahmad al-Arif Billah in Tanta, Egypt.