Latin American Urban Development into the Twenty First Century: Towards a Renewed Perspective on the City by D. RodgersLatin American Urban Development into the Twenty First Century: Towards a Renewed Perspective on the City by D. Rodgers

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

byD. RodgersEditorJ. Beall, R. Kanbur

Hardcover | October 10, 2012

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By the dawn of the 21st century, more than half of the world's population was living in urban areas. 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 both Latin America and the rest of the developing world.
DENNIS RODGERS is Professor of Urban Social and Political Research in the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Glasgow. He was previously a senior research fellow in the Brooks World Poverty Institute (BWPI) at the University of Manchester, UK, where he led their programme on Urban Poverty and Conflict. JO BEALL...
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Title:Latin American Urban Development into the Twenty First Century: Towards a Renewed Perspective on…Format:HardcoverDimensions:270 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.96 inPublished:October 10, 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

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'Digging deeply and deftly into many of the most complex and urgent issues in urban Latin America violence, mobility, segregation, participation, drug trade, informality, mobilization contributors to this sophisticated and highly-informative volume unearth the contours of a new trans-disciplinary research agenda for the new century.' Javier Auyero, Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long Professor of Latin American Sociology, University of Texas, Austin, USA'This book brings together an impressive group of talented researchers to revitalise our understanding of urban Latin America. The chapters offer conceptual, empirical and policy analysis of the city, original in approach, comprehensive in scope and impressive in depth. The book should be an essential resource for readers already familiar with the region and those coming to it for the first time.' Gareth A. Jones, Reader in Urban Geography, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK'This highly informative book offers readers a unique opportunity to learn about the complexities that characterize Latin America's contemporary urban development from the vantage point of different disciplines and methods, stimulating the researcher's interest to better understand why certain processes happen the way they do and why some interventions work and others do not.' Nora Lustig, Samuel Z. Stone Professor of Latin American Economics, Tulane University, New Orleans, USA