UN-HABITAT's Cities and Citizens series examines urban inequality in the developing world through in-depth analysis of intracity data developed by UN-HABITAT and its partners institutions, on-the-ground interviews, insights and images. Cairo - a city in transition is the second book in the series. It is being released at an important and tumultuous time for the country and the city, and when Cairo is very much a city in transition.
Despite this, many of the socioeconomic findings elaborated in this study have been prevalent and continue to characterise life in Cairo for the millions that make there home there. Without doubt, many of these characteristics will remain, and continue to challenge planners and policy-makers as they work towards a more just and inclusive city.