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Title Latin American urban development into the twenty first century : towards a renewed perspective on the city / edited by Dennis Rodgers, Jo Beall, Ravi Kanbur
Published New York : United Nations University, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (xvii, 270 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series Studies in development economics and policy
Studies in development economics and policy.
Contents pt. I Introduction -- 1. Re-thinking the Latin American City / Ravi Kanbur -- pt. II Reconceptualizing Urban Fragmentation -- 2. Urban Violence, Quality of Life, and the Future of Latin American Cities: The Dismal Record So Far and the Search for New Analytical Frameworks to Sustain the Bias towards Hope / Diane E. Davis -- 3. Cocaine Cities: Exploring the Relationship between Urban Dynamics and the Drug Trade in South America / Ignacio A. Navarro -- 4. Mobility Challenges in Santiago de Chile: Improving Diagnosis and the Need to Shift the Understanding of Urban Inequality from Fixed Enclaves to Mobile Gradients / Paola Jiron -- 5. Vecino as Citizen: Neighbourhood Organizations in El Alto and the Transformation of Bolivian Citizenship / Helene RisrĖœ -- 6. Separate but Equal Democratization? Participation, Politics, and Urban Segregation in Latin America / Dennis Rodgers -- pt. III Reconnecting the City -- 7. Irregular Urbanization as a Catalyst for Radical Social Mobilization: The Case of the Housing Movements of Sao Paulo / Lucy Earle -- 8. On-Street Upgrading? Assessing the Consequences of Allocation and Regulation Policy in Santiago de Chile's Ferias Libres / Lissette Aliaga-Linares -- 9. Of Guns, Ideas, and Taxes: Understanding the Political Logic of Violence-Reducing Policy Innovation in Three Colombian Cities / Maria Teresa Pinto -- 10. Public-Private Co-operation for Gas Provision in Poor Neighbourhoods of Buenos Aires: Assessing the Impact on Housing Improvements and Health / Pablo Sanguinetti -- 11. New Way of Monitoring the Quality of Urban Life in Latin America / Andrew Powell -- pt. IV Conclusion -- 12. Towards a New Research Agenda for 21st Century Latin American Urban Development / Jo Beall
Summary The 20th century witnessed global processes of urbanization on an unprecedented scale, to the extent that for the first time in human history more than half of the world's population now lives in urban areas. Latin America is the developing world's most urbanized region, with over 75 per cent of its population currently residing in towns and cities. As such, it in many ways arguably constitutes something of an 'urban laboratory'. Although many of its urbanization trends are regionally specific, there also exist clear commonalities with other regions of the world, and much can be learned from the Latin American experience and the future direction it is taking. This volume presents an original collection of studies drawn from a range of disciplines that highlight some of the key issues regarding the changing nature of contemporary urban life in Latin America, and the consequences of its transformation for development more generally
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
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Subject City planning -- Latin America.
Community development, Urban -- Latin America.
Urban renewal -- Latin America.
Urbanization -- Latin America.
Form Electronic book
Author Beall, Jo, 1952-
Kanbur, S. M. Ravi, 1954-
Rodgers, Dennis.
Palgrave Connect (Online service)
LC no. 2012023564
ISBN 1137035137 (electronic bk.)
1283588382 (MyiLibrary)
9781137035134 (electronic bk.)
9781283588386 (MyiLibrary)