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Trying to make sense of the urban giant that is Cairo This book moves beyond superficial generalizations about Cairo as a chaotic metropolis in the developing world into an analysis of the ways the city's eighteen million inhabitants have, in the face of a largely neglectful government, built and shaped their own city. Using a wealth of recent studies on Greater Cairo andTrying to make sense of the urban giant that is Cairo This book moves beyond superficial generalizations about Cairo as a chaotic metropolis in the developing world into an analysis of the ways the city's eighteen million inhabitants have, in the face of a largely neglectful government, built and shaped their own city. Using a wealth of recent studies on Greater Cairo and a deep reading of informal urban processes, the city and its recent history are portrayed and mapped: the huge, spontaneous neighborhoods; housing; traffic and transport; city government; and its people and their enterprises. The failed attempts of the State to create the new, modern Egypt in the deserts surrounding Cairo and their unintended consequences as a colossal speculative frontier are given a special focus. The book argues that understanding a city such as Cairo is not a daunting task as long as pre-conceived notions are discarded and care is taken to apprehend available information and to assess it with a critical eye. In the...

Title : Understanding Cairo: The Logic of a City Out of Control
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ISBN : 9789774164040
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 335 Pages
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Understanding Cairo: The Logic of a City Out of Control Reviews

  • Karlan
    2018-10-02 20:38

    When we visited Cairo this fall, I had lots of questions about the growth of the city I had known over 40 years ago. Professor Sims has written a very readable examination of the huge building boom. After reading this book, I was reassured about several aspects of the construction problems. His photographs add to the portrayal, too. Now I will look forward to an update with all the change in Egypt.

  • Kariem El zaghberry
    2018-10-12 03:44

    looking forward and excited

  • Doris Hobbs
    2018-09-29 03:04

    This book was very informant easy to read and interesting all in one. It makes total sense!

  • Adham Kalila
    2018-10-04 02:03

    Eye-opening. There's a lot we think we know about the slums of cairo that is just plain wrong