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Egypt's Desert DreamsDevelopment or Disaster?$
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David Sims

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9789774166686

Published to Cairo Scholarship Online: January 2016

DOI: 10.5743/cairo/9789774166686.001.0001

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Building Cities and Settlements in the Desert

Building Cities and Settlements in the Desert

Chapter:
(p.117) 4 Building Cities and Settlements in the Desert
Source:
Egypt's Desert Dreams
Author(s):

David Sims

Timothy Mitchell

Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:10.5743/cairo/9789774166686.003.0004

This chapter looks at the preoccupation of the Egyptian government with creating new towns and other settlements in the desert (twenty-two and counting), and the failure of these new settlements in attracting even a small fraction of their intended target populations. Issues addressed include real estate speculation and urban development in the desert.

Keywords:   New towns, Egyptian government, Settlements, Target populations, real estate speculation, urban development

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