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Planning Latin America's Capital Cities 1850-1950

Planning Latin America's Capital Cities 1850-1950

  • Author: Arturo Almandoz
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136767207
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 296
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In this first comprehensive work in English to describe the building of Latin America's capital cities in the postcolonial period, Arturo Almandoz and his contributors demonstrate how Europe and France in particular shaped their culture, architecture and planning until the United States began to play a part in the 1930s. The book provides a new perspective on international planning.

Modernization, Urbanization and Development in Latin America, 1900s - 2000s

Modernization, Urbanization and Development in Latin America, 1900s - 2000s

  • Author: Arturo Almandoz
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317606515
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 264
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In this book Arturo Almandoz places the major episodes of Latin America’s twentieth and early twenty-first century urban history within the changing relationship between industrialization and urbanization, modernization and development. This relationship began in the early twentieth century, when industrialization and urbanization became significant in the region, and ends at the beginning of the twenty-first century, when new tensions between liberal globalization and populist nationalism challenge development in the subcontinent, much of which is still poverty stricken. Latin America’s twentieth-century modernization and development are closely related to nineteenth-century ideals of progress and civilization, and for this reason Almandoz opens with a brief review of that legacy for the different countries that are the focus of his book – Mexico, Chile, Brazil, Argentina and Venezuela – but with references to others. He then explores the regional distortions, which resulted from the interaction between industrialization and urbanization, and how the imbalance between urbanization and the productive system helps to explain why ‘take-off’ was not followed by the ‘drive to maturity’ in Latin American countries. He suggests that the close yet troublesome relationship with the United States, the recurrence of dictatorships and autocratic regimes, and Marxist influences in many domains, are all factors that explain Latin America’s stagnation and underdevelopment up to the so-called ‘lost decade’ of 1980s. He shows how Latin America’s fate changed in the late twentieth and early twenty-first century, when neoliberal programmes, political compromise and constitutional reform dismantled the traditional model of the corporate state and centralized planning. He reveals how economic growth and social improvements have been attained by politically left-wing yet economically open-market countries while others have resumed populism and state intervention. All these trends make up the complex scenario for the new century – especially when considered against the background of vibrant metropolises that are the main actors in the book.

Globalizing Taipei

Globalizing Taipei

The Political Economy of Spatial Development

  • Author: Reginald Kwok
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134326300
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 272
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Taipei's quest to become a global city is the key to its urban development. Globalizing Taipei looks at this "Asian Dragon", a major city in the South China Growth Triangle and a centre for transnational production, revealing how the development of this capital has received firm state support but is conditioned by international and domestic politics. The book is divided into four parts: economic and spatial restructuring, state and society realignment, social differentiation and cultural reorientation. Each analyzes the interaction of international, state and local politics in the shaping of the city's urban environment since World War II. All contributors to this edited volume are Taiwan scholars presenting critical insiders' views. Based on each author's specialization and research focus, each chapter provides an in-depth consideration of one of Taipei's developmental issues generated by globalization. Collectively they provide broad, insightful and coherent coverage of this crucial time in Taipei's global transmutation.

Dialogues in Urban and Regional Planning

Dialogues in Urban and Regional Planning

  • Author: Thomas L. Harper,Michael Hibbard,Heloisa Costa,Anthony Gar-On Yeh
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136902821
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 328
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Dialogues in Urban and Regional Planning, Volume 4 is a selection of some of the best scholarship in urban and regional planning from around the world. The internationally recognized authors of these award-winning papers take up a range of salient issues from the theory and practice of planning. The topics they address include planning and governance in Zimbabwe, rebuilding after Hurricane Katrina, safety issues in urban spaces, and an analysis of French transportation policies. The breadth of the topics covered in this book will appeal to all those with an interest in urban and regional planning, providing a springboard for further debate and research. The papers focus particularly on how planning institutions can meet contemporary environmental, demographic, economic, and socio-spatial challenges. The Dialogues books are published in association with the Global Planning Education Association Network (GPEAN) and its member planning schools associations. These associations represent 360 planning schools in nearly fifty countries around the globe. They have selected these papers based on regional competitions.

City Fictions

City Fictions

Language, Body, and Spanish American Urban Space

  • Author: Amanda Holmes
  • Publisher: Bucknell University Press
  • ISBN: 9780838756737
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 212
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Using concepts from urban and cultural studies, City Fictions examines the representation of the city in the works of five important late-twentieth-century Spanish American authors, Octavio Paz, Julio Cortazar, Christina Peri Rossi, Diamela Eltit, and Carlos Monsavais. While each of these authors is influenced at least partially by a specific Spanish American city, be it Mexico City, Buenos Aires, Montevideo, or Santiago, the element that brings them together is the way in which the city is fictionalized in their work: they all equate both language and the body with urban space. In these metaphors, language breaks down and the body disintegrates, creating a disturbing picture of violent decline. The poetry of Paz associates the urban surroundings with dissolving sentences and desensitized, fingertips; for Cortazar, characters walking through cities are seen as both creating and unraveling written texts;

Street Food

Street Food

Culture, economy, health and governance

  • Author: Ryzia De Cassia Vieira Cardoso,Michèle Companion,Stefano Roberto Marras
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317689917
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 300
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Prepared foods, for sale in streets, squares or markets, are ubiquitous around the world and throughout history. This volume is one of the first to provide a comprehensive social science perspective on street food, illustrating its immense cultural diversity and economic significance, both in developing and developed countries. Key issues addressed include: policy, regulation and governance of street food and vendors; production and trade patterns ranging from informal subsistence to modern forms of enterprise; the key role played by female vendors; historical roots and cultural meanings of selling and eating food in the street; food safety and nutrition issues. Many chapters provide case studies from specific cities in different regions of the world. These include North America (Atlanta, Philadelphia, Portland, Toronto, Vancouver), Central and South America (Bogota, Buenos Aires, La Paz, Lima, Mexico City, Montevideo, Santiago, Salvador da Bahia), Asia (Bangkok, Dhaka, Penang), Africa (Accra, Abidjan, Bamako, Freetown, Mozambique) and Europe (Amsterdam).

Environment and Planning

Environment and Planning

Planning & design

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Architecture
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Current Geographical Publications

Current Geographical Publications

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Geography
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Urbanismo europeo en Caracas (1870-1940)

Urbanismo europeo en Caracas (1870-1940)

  • Author: Arturo Almandoz Marte
  • Publisher: Equinoccio
  • ISBN: 9789806553569
  • Category: City planning
  • Page: 441
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Built Environment

Built Environment

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Regional Planning
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Modern Form in the Periphery

Modern Form in the Periphery

Poetics, Urban Space, and Gender in Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro, 1880-1915

  • Author: Sarah Tamsen Moody
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category:
  • Page: 428
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City/art

City/art

the urban scene in Latin America

  • Author: Rebecca E. Biron
  • Publisher: Duke Univ Pr
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 274
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InCity/Art, anthropologists, literary and cultural critics, a philosopher, and an architect explore how creative practices continually reconstruct the urban scene in Latin America. The contributors, all Latin Americanists, describe how creativity-broadly conceived to encompass urban design, museums, graffiti, film, music, literature, architecture, performance art, and more-combines with nationalist rhetoric and historical discourse to define Latin American cities. Taken together, the essays model different ways of approaching Latin Americars"s urban centers not only as places that inspire and house creative practices but also as ongoing collective creative endeavors themselves. The essays range from an examination of how differences of scale and point of view affect peoplers"s experience of everyday life in Mexico City to a reflection on the transformation of a prison into a shopping mall in Uruguay, and from an analysis of Buenos Airesrs"s preoccupation with its own status and cultural identity to a consideration of what Miami means to Cubans in the United States.Contributors delve into the aspirations embodied in the modernist urbanism of Brasiacute;lia and the work of Lotty Rosenfeld, a Santiago performance artist who addresses the intersections of art, urban landscapes, and daily life. One author assesses the political possibilities of public art through an analysis of subway-station mosaics and Julio Cortaacute;zarrs"s short story "Graffiti," while others look at the representation of Buenos Aires as a "Jewish elsewhere" in twentieth-century fiction and at two different responses to urban crisis in Rio de Janeiro. The collection closes with an essay by a member of the Satilde;o Paulo urban intervention group Arte/Cidade, which invades office buildings, de-industrialized sites, and other vacant areas to install collectively produced works of art. Like that group,City/Artprovides original, alternative perspectives on specific urban sites so that they can be seen anew.Contributors. Hugo Achugar, Rebecca E. Biron, Nelson Brissac Peixoto, Neacute;stor Garciacute;a Canclini, Adriaacute;n Gorelik, James Holston, Amy Kaminsky, Samuel Neal Lockhart, Joseacute; Quiroga, Nelly Richard, Marcy Schwartz, George Yuacute;dice

Deliberate Improvisation

Deliberate Improvisation

The Governance of Highway Franchises in Santiago, Chile 1990-2005

  • Author: Enrique Rodrigo Silva
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
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  • Page: 810
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City Trees

City Trees

A Historical Geography from the Renaissance Through the Nineteenth Century

  • Author: Henry W. Lawrence
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780813925332
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 336
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For those who have ever wondered why we have trees in cities or what makes the layout of cities like Paris and Amsterdam seem so memorable, City Trees: A Historical Geography from the Renaissance through the Nineteenth Century by Henry W. Lawrence provides a comprehensive and handsome guide to the history of trees in urban landscapes. Covering four centuries of development in the cities of Europe and America, this book shows how trees became integral to urban landscapes by looking at the historical evolution of the spaces in which they were planted and how these spaces were used. Reflecting on the impact trees have had on what many consider to be the fundamental aspects of city life—people, buildings, social and economic activity—Lawrence draws on graphic materials, written descriptions, local histories, and archival research to provide a unique look at the tree’s role in urban landscape history. Primarily concerned with aesthetics, power, and national traditions, Lawrence reflects on the differing impacts city trees have had on multiple aspects of culture, from their roles as symbols and their representation of economic prosperity to the differing ways nations planted their trees, which gradually blended into an international style of urban planting. Complete with fascinating illustrations, City Trees will appeal to those interested in urban history and geography as well as the general public interested in cities, cultural history, and landscape design.

Boom, Bust, and Blur in Bueno Aires

Boom, Bust, and Blur in Bueno Aires

Structurally Adjusted Urbanisms as a Way of Life

  • Author: Ryan Otto Centner
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category:
  • Page: 790
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Rio Bue

Rio Bue

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Buenos Aires (Argentina)
  • Page: 215
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Designing Australia's cities

Designing Australia's cities

culture, commerce, and the city beautiful, 1900-1930

  • Author: Robert Freestone
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780868408118
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 325
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The Rarefied Air of the Modern

The Rarefied Air of the Modern

Aviation and Peruvian Participation in World History, 1910-1950

  • Author: Willie Lee Hiatt
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category:
  • Page: 548
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The British National Bibliography

The British National Bibliography

  • Author: Arthur James Wells
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: English literature
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Architectural Publications Index

Architectural Publications Index

API : Periodicals Indexed and Books Catalogued by the British Architectural Library

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  • Category: Architecture
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