Latin American Urban Development into the Twenty First Century: Towards a Renewed Perspective on…

Hardcover | November 13, 2012

EditorDennis Rodgers, Jo Beall, Ravi Kanbur

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By the dawn of the 21st century, more than half of the world's population was living in urban areas, and demographic forecasts for the decades ahead estimate that by 2030, almost five billion people - out of a world population of eight billion -will be living in towns and cities. This volume explores the implications of this unprecedented expansion in the world's most urbanized region, Latin America, exploring the new urban reality, and the consequences for the wider developing world. This volume brings together studies from a range of disciplines to highlight some of the key issues regarding the changing nature of contemporary urban life, covering such issues as crime, democracy, housing and health policies.

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By the dawn of the 21st century, more than half of the world's population was living in urban areas, and demographic forecasts for the decades ahead estimate that by 2030, almost five billion people - out of a world population of eight billion -will be living in towns and cities. This volume explores the implications of this unpreceden...

DENNIS RODGERS is a senior research fellow in the Brooks World Poverty Institute (BWPI) at the University of Manchester, UK, where he leads their programme on "Urban Poverty and Conflict." He is also a research fellow at the Centre on Conflict, Development and Peacebuilding (CCDP) at the Graduate Institute of International and Develop...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:290 pages, 9.92 × 5.68 × 0.96 inPublished:November 13, 2012Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:023037154X

ISBN - 13:9780230371545

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Table of Contents

PART I: INTRODUCTION
Introduction; D.Rodgers, J.Beall & R.Kanbur
PART II: RECONCEPTUALIZING URBAN FRAGMENTATION
Urban Violence, Quality of Life, and the Future of Latin American Cities; D.Davis
Cocaine Cities; I.Navarro
Mobility Challenges in Santiago de Chile; P.Jiron
The Vecino as Citizen; H.Risor
Separate but Equal Democratization? D.Rodgers
PART III: RECONNECTING THE CITY
Irregular Urbanization as a Catalyst for Radical Social Mobilization; L.Earle
On-Street Upgrading? L.Aliaga-Linares
Of Guns, Ideas and Taxes; F.Sanin, M.Gutierrez, T.Pardo, J.Gomez & M.Pinto
Public-Private Co-operation for Gas Provision in Poor Neighbourhoods of Buenos Aires; C.Goytia, R.Pasquini & P.Sanguinetti
A New Way of Monitoring the Quality of Urban Life in Latin America; E.Lora & A.Powell
PART IV: CONCLUSION
Towards a New Research Agenda for 21st Century Latin American Urban Development; D.Rodgers, R.Kanbur & J.Beall