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  • Title: Understanding Cairo: The Logic of a City Out of Control
  • Author: David Sims
  • ISBN: 9789774164040
  • Page: 473
  • Format: Hardcover

  • Understanding Cairo: The Logic of a City Out of Control By David Sims 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
    David Sims
    David Sims is an economist and urban planner with forty years of experience in Arab, African and Asian countries He is the author of Understanding Cairo The Logic of a City Out of Control.

    Understanding Cairo: The Logic of a City Out of Control By David Sims

    Commentaires:

    Karlan
    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
    looking forward and excited

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

    Adham Kalila
    Eye opening There s a lot we think we know about the slums of cairo that is just plain wrong

    • DOWNLOAD PDF î Understanding Cairo: The Logic of a City Out of Control - by David Sims
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