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Understanding Cairo - The Logic of a City Out of Control (Paperback): David Sims

Understanding Cairo - The Logic of a City Out of Control (Paperback)

David Sims

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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 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 case of Cairo, this approach leads to a conclusion that the city can be considered a kind of success story, in spite of everything.

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Imprint: The American University In Cairo Press
Country of origin: Egypt
Release date: June 2012
First published: September 2012
Authors: David Sims
Dimensions: 228 x 165 x 25mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 388
ISBN-13: 978-977-416-553-5
Categories: Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies
Books > Business & Economics > Economics
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social groups & communities
Books > Business & Economics > Economics > General
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social groups & communities > Urban communities
Books > Business & Economics > Promotions
LSN: 977-416-553-5
Barcode: 9789774165535

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