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Cities for Profit: The Real Estate Turn in Asia's Urban Politics

Gavin Shatkin

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781501709906
eISBN:
9781501709715
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501709906.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

In the past three decades, urban real estate megaprojects—massive, master planned, for profit urban developments—have captured the imagination of politicians and policy-makers across Asia. This book ... More


A Roll Call of Desert Schemes and Dreams, 1952 to 2014

David Sims and Timothy Mitchell

in Egypt's Desert Dreams: Development or Disaster?

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9789774166686
eISBN:
9781617976544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774166686.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter rapidly reviews the roll-out of various schemes to develop Egypt’s desert for agriculture, urban development, tourism and industry/mines from 1952–2014. It shows an increasing emphasis ... More


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