Sourced from Egyptian Streets
Cities all across the world are constantly growing, evolving and diversifying, and many face common urban challenges, such as pollution, overcrowding and traffic.
At the same time, many cities – and Cairo forms a prime example – have recognized and increasingly come to emphasize the need for green spaces. The latter are not simply aesthetically appealing, with a great deal of research proving that plants are vital for the physical and psychological well-being of humans, they are also important for fostering a healthy and sustainable city.
Thanks to advancements in technology, it has become increasingly possible to bring innovative and green infrastructures to cities across the region, for instance by installing so-called green walls and more generally, by making green spaces an essential component of urban planning.
Cairo is one of many cities “embracing green technologies to combat condensed pollution,” says Malik Tag, Business Manager of Cairo-based company Schaduf, which has actively been involved in the development of green wall projects across the capital and beyond.
Given their many benefits such as low maintenance costs and energy efficiency, installing green walls has become a popular investment for a growing number of businesses.
Curious to know more about these benefits and the processes involved in developing green walls, Egyptian Streets contacted Schaduf, the award-winning company that owes its name to the Arabic word for an irrigation tool used by ancient Egyptians and by some farmers in rural areas up until today. The tool is used to lift water to irrigation canals for harvesting crops, and in Schaduf’s case, to concrete walls and roofs.