Journals Higher Education



Published: 27 March 2015

416 Pages | 85 photographs, 15 maps

6 x 9 in inches

ISBN: 9789774166686

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Egypt's Desert Dreams

Development or Disaster?

David Sims
Foreword by Timothy Mitchell

A Publication of The American University in Cairo Press

  • A key, contemporary study in urban planning and development using the case of the largest city in the Middle East and Africa.
  • Exposes the underlying political motives behind Egypt's failing desert development schemes, its biggest beneficiaries, and why it continued in the post-Mubarak era.
  • A long overdue critique of Egypt's desert development leading to a more rational approach and a re-ordering of priorities.
  • By the author of the highly acclaimed "Understanding Cairo: The Logic of a City Out of Control".

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