The Desert City Today

David Sims

in Understanding Cairo

Published by American University in Cairo Press

Published in print February 2011 | ISBN: 9789774164040
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9781617970405 | DOI:
The Desert City Today

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This chapter examines the current housing and commercial developments in the desert of Cairo, Egypt. Most private developers are promoting the quality of life in the desert as an alternative to the crowded, polluted, and noisy life found inside Cairo. This chapter describes the eight new towns around Cairo and their record of success to date and explores the host of other schemes that are spreading into yet more of Cairo's desert.

Keywords: housing development; commercial development; desert; Cairo; Egypt

Chapter.  11958 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: International Relations

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