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Urban division is a process formed by the reaction of several forces; among which, the role of urban policies in shaping division proves high prominence. Cairo witnesses spatial pattern of division where contrasting socio-economic areas exist in close proximity.Although some research have recently addressed this division in Cairo, its relation with urban policies has always been generalized regardless the specificity of location. This research aims at understanding the relation between urban policies and socio-economic division on a micro level by investigating how broad urban policies are reflected on three micro scale areas of the city leading to their division. Accordingly, the research adopts a twofold methodology. The first entails the use of multiple filters for determining divided areas in Cairo from which the three cases are selected. The second is for analyzing the relation with urban policies by forming a relations diagram with lines of causes and influence described with respect to time. The research shows a strong relation between division and urban policies. It is concluded that division is also affected by how urban policies interact with each other and with the characteristics of the area. This puts the generalization of urban policies affecting division under question.