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Understanding Cairo: The Logic of a City Out of Control

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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David Sims is an American economist and urban planner who has led a number of studies about Cairo's urban development and housing.

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Einband Taschenbuch
Seitenzahl 360
Erscheinungsdatum 15.09.2012
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-977-416-553-5
Verlag Amer Univ in Cairo Pr
Maße (L/B/H) 226/147/25 mm
Gewicht 703
Buch (Taschenbuch, Englisch)
32,99
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