Independent Urban Planning Consultant & Author
Egypt’s Desert Dreams
David Sims is a housing and urban development specialist who has worked in Egypt and in many other Arab countries as well as in Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa since 1971. He is the author of Understanding Cairo: The Logic of a City Out of Control (Cairo: AUC Press, 2010 and 2012) and Egypt’s Desert Dreams: Development or Disaster? (AUC Press 2014 and 2018).