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The Fatal Flaw: Disastrous Management of Public Land

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/9789774166686.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter shows how government agencies have consistently treated desert land as something to give away to those favoured by the regime and as a consequence has not attracted many serious ... More


A Way Forward

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/9789774166686.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter examines policy that would lead to more sustainable desert development and reduce land speculation. It advances basic principles for a new public land management system for Egypt that is ... More


Public Land by the Sea: Developing Virginia Key, 1945–1976

Gregory W. Bush

in White Sand Black Beach: Civil Rights, Public Space, and Miami's Virginia Key

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780813062648
eISBN:
9780813051628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062648.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

By the end of World War II, though Miami’s business leaders saw Virginia Key as largely unused land and sought developments including airport and seaport facilities connected to the mainland by a ... More


Private, Public, Personal: Americans and the Land

Donald Worster

in Wealth of Nature: Environmental History and the Ecological Imagination

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195092646
eISBN:
9780197560693
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195092646.003.0011
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmentalist Thought and Ideology

I Sat down the other night to do something I had not done in a long time: read the United States Constitution. Though a short document, only some twelve or thirteen double-columned pages in most ... More


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