David Sims

David Sims is an economist and urban planner who has been based in Egypt since 1974. As well as having worked in several Arab, Asian and African countries, he has led studies on urban development, industrial estates, tourism, and other aspects of Egypt’s economic geography and spatial development. He is the author of Understanding Cairo: The Logic of a City out of Control (AUC Press, 2010). 


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2050 or Bust

Cairo is a city often captured by stereotype: its unruly traffic, pollution, slums, decay, and general chaos, framed as an insult to the Pharaohs....

2050 or Bust


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