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Informal Cairo Triumphant

David Sims

in Understanding Cairo: The Logic of a City Out of Control

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774164040
eISBN:
9781617970405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774164040.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter discusses the dominance of the informal mode of urban development in Greater Cairo, Egypt during the last decades. In 2009, 11 million or about 63 percent of the total inhabitants of ... More


Summing Up: Cairo Serendipity?

David Sims

in Understanding Cairo: The Logic of a City Out of Control

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774164040
eISBN:
9781617970405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774164040.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter sums up the key findings of this study about the dynamics and functioning of the city of Cairo in Egypt. The findings reveal how the metropolis functions moderately well and has not ... More


Rethinking gentrification in India: displacement, dispossession and the spectre of development

Sapana Doshi

in Global gentrifications: Uneven development and displacement

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781447313472
eISBN:
9781447313502
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447313472.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter engages with theories of gentrification through the prism of Indian cities and highlights four key factors shaping Indian urban transformation: informal regimes of urban development, ... More


From neighbourhood self-organisation to city building: the case of Bathore, Kamëz (Albania)

Ledio Allkja

in The Self-Build Experience: Institutionalisation, Place-Making and City Building

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781447348429
eISBN:
9781447349952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447348429.003.0012
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter delves in the evolution of the city of Kamëz from a small town in the suburbs of Tirana, the capital of Albania, to a city of over 90,000 inhabitants. Practices of self-built are ... More


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