Understanding cairo the logic of a city out of control. Understanding Cairo by David Sims (ebook) 2019-03-03

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Understanding Cairo : the logic of a city out of control (Book, 2010) [interrupciones.net]

understanding cairo the logic of a city out of control

While Cairo is often included in studies of the global south, Sims argues that the city is in fact one that follows its own logic, often in spite of deliberate policies of the Mubarak regime to address problems and issues. Professor Sims has written a very readable examination of the huge building boom. He also cautions against applying the stereotypes of the misery and slums of Third World megacities to Cairo. Sims analysis helped me understand my own experience there and how Cairo has progressed since then. الكتاب رواية لحرب العراق تقف في مصاف الروايات التاريخية العالمية، مثل: «A Bright Shining Lie ،«Fire in the Lake و«Hell in a Very Small Place». For urban studies scholars more generally, it is a model of understanding the role of local context in broader patterns of late 20th-century and early 21st-century urban growth. This book covers the time period approximately between my summer there and the Arab Spring with a great postscript covering the year after the revolution.

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Understanding Cairo

understanding cairo the logic of a city out of control

Description: 1 online resource xxiii, 335 pages : illustrations, maps, plans Contents: Imaging Cairo -- Cairo is Egypt and Egypt is Cairo -- A history of modern Cairo : three cities in one -- Informal Cairo triumphant -- Housing real and speculative -- The desert city today -- Working in the city -- City on the move : a complementary informality? It also shows that all is not lost, and that there are alternative paths that Egypt could take. 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 18 million inhabitants have, in the face of a largely neglectful government, built and shaped their own city. It also remains stubbornly uninhabited. Sensitive to demographic variables and their reflection of personal and social truths, Courbage and Todd upend a dangerous meme: that we live in a fractured world close to crisis, struggling with an epidemic of closed cultures and minds made different by religion. This book covers the time period approximately between my summer there and the Arab Spring with a great postscript covering the year after the revolution. Description: 1 online resource xxiii, 335 pages : illustrations, maps, plans Contents: Imaging Cairo -- Cairo is Egypt and Egypt is Cairo -- A history of modern Cairo : three cities in one -- Informal Cairo triumphant -- Housing real and speculative -- The desert city today -- Working in the city -- City on the move : a complementary informality? He begins by addressing the national context of the city and the past half-century history of how the formal city, the informal city, and the desert city have developed in relation to each other. Sims writes a new book to cover the Arab Spring through the present.

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Understanding Cairo : the logic of a city out of control (eBook, 2010) [interrupciones.net]

understanding cairo the logic of a city out of control

Sims writes a new book to cover the Arab Spring through the present. 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. He also cautions against applying the stereotypes of the misery and slums of Third World megacities to Cairo. 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. 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.

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Understanding Cairo

understanding cairo the logic of a city out of control

In fact, one of the main features of informal housing construction is its high structural quality, reflecting the substantial financial resources and tremendous efforts that owners devote to these buildings. Responsibility: David Sims ; with a foreword by Janet Abu-Lughod. إن سرد باكر الموثوق والواقعي بصيغة المتكلم يجمع ما بين التاريخ الملحمي وعمق الرواية وحميميتها، كما أنه يقدم وصفاً بارعاً لأكثر مغامرات أمريكة الخارجية إثارة للجدل منذ حرب فيتنام. 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. It is worth noting that in the 1992 earthquake in Cairo, practically all building collapses and the resulting fatalities occurred not in informal areas, but either in dilapidated historic parts of the city or informal areas…where apartment blocks had been constructed by sometimes unscrupulous developers and contractors. This is a crucial methodological intervention and makes for engaging reading.

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Understanding Cairo: The Logic of a City Out of Control

understanding cairo the logic of a city out of control

فتصوير باكر للمناقشات قبل الحرب متقن وجذاب ومؤثر. Responsibility: David Sims ; with a foreword by Janet Abu-Lughod. It also remains stubbornly uninhabited. إن كتاب بوابة الحشاشين يحتاج أن يقرأه كل أمريكي. How do Cairenes struggle with an ambiguous and vulnerable legal and bureaucratic environment when legality is a privilege affordable only to the few or the connected? 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. Understanding Cairo : the logic of a city out of control.

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Understanding Cairo: The Logic of a City Out of Control

understanding cairo the logic of a city out of control

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. إن كتاب بوابة الحشاشين يحتاج أن يقرأه كل أمريكي. After reading this book, I was reassured about several aspects of the construction problems. These extremes pull at cities, fragmenting urban landscapes into terrains of largely unequal and disconnected difference. 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.

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Understanding Cairo: The Logic of a City Out of Control

understanding cairo the logic of a city out of control

She outlines what is at stake for the various groups—the state, religious leaders, opposition groups, young people, men and women of different classes and locations, and feminist organizations—in arguments for and against these relationship forms. 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. It is also useful to tourists as an alternative to the clutter of superficial narratives and portraits of the city. He reinforced my own impression that there is something about Cairo's chaos that works well in spite of its challenges. It also shows that all is not lost, and that there are alternative paths that Egypt could take.

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understanding cairo the logic of a city out of control

Now I will look forward to an update with all the change in Egypt. While self-governing enclaves and planned utopian experiments with city building are certainly not new, what distinguishes the bewildering patchwork of such disconnected spaces is not only the sheer scale and scope of their effect on urban landscapes but also their association market-driven hyper-capitalism. 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. His photographs add to the portrayal, too. Sims analysis helped me understand my own experience there and how Cairo has progressed since then. The E-mail message field is required. Partly in reaction to these dynamics, new types of marriage that evade the control of the state and religious authorities have emerged.

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