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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.

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;

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.

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).

Cruelty and Utopia

Cruelty and Utopia

Cities and Landscapes of Latin America

  • Author: Jean-François Lejeune
  • Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
  • ISBN: 1568984898
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 263
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This landmark collection of illustrated essays explores the vastly underappreciated history of America's other cities -- the great metropolises found south of our borders in Central and South America. Buenos Aires, So Paulo, Mexico City, Caracas, Havana, Santiago, Rio, Tijuana, and Quito are just some of the subjects of this diverse collection. How have desires to create modern societies shaped these cities, leading to both architectural masterworks (by the likes of Luis Barragn, Juan O'Gorman, Lcio Costa, Roberto Burle Marx, Carlos Ral Villanueva, and Lina Bo Bardi) and the most shocking favelas? How have they grappled with concepts of national identity, their colonial history, and the continued demands of a globalized economy? Lavishly illustrated, Cruelty and Utopia features the work of such leading scholars as Carlos Fuentes, Edward Burian, Lauro Cavalcanti, Fernando Oayrzn, Roberto Segre, and Eduardo Subirats, along with artwork ranging from colonial paintings to stills from Chantal Akerman's film From the Other Side. Also included is a revised translation of Spanish King Philip II's influential planning treatise of 1573, the "Laws of the Indies," which did so much to define the form of the Latin American city.

Fashioning Spaces

Fashioning Spaces

Mode and Modernity in Late-Nineteenth-Century Paris

  • Author: Heidi Brevik-Zender
  • Publisher: University of Toronto Press
  • ISBN: 1442669810
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 376
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In Fashioning Spaces, Heidi Brevik-Zender argues that in the years between 1870 and 1900 the chroniclers of Parisian modernity depicted the urban landscape not just in public settings such as boulevards and parks but also in “dislocations,” spaces where the public and the intimate overlapped in provocative and subversive ways. Stairwells, theatre foyers, dressmakers’ studios, and dressing rooms were in-between places that have long been overlooked but were actually marked as indisputably modern through their connections with high fashion. Fashioning Spaces engages with and thinks beyond the work of critics Charles Baudelaire and Walter Benjamin to arrive at new readings of the French capital. Examining literature by Zola, Maupassant, Rachilde, and others, as well as paintings, architecture, and the fashionable garments worn by both men and women, Brevik-Zender crafts a compelling and innovative account of how fashion was appropriated as a way of writing about the complexities of modernity in fin-de-siècle Paris.

Environment and Planning

Environment and Planning

Planning & design

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Architecture
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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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American Book Publishing Record

American Book Publishing Record

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Books
  • Page: N.A
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Deliberate Improvisation

Deliberate Improvisation

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

  • Author: Enrique Rodrigo Silva
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category:
  • Page: 810
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Urbanism

Urbanism

imported or exported?

  • Author: Joe Nasr,Mercedes Volait
  • Publisher: Academy Press
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 354
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The modes of diffusion of ideas that shape planned environments, and the ways these ideas are realised, have been gaining prominence as subjects of study and discussion among planning historians and others. However, most studies have focused on the diffusion that has occurred within the sphere of the so-called First World, where the participants have been considered as relatively equal partners. On the other hand, where the diffusion took place between the First and Third Worlds, these exchanges have often been projected as one-way impositions where the receivers are silent, oppressed, impotent - if not outright invisible. More recently, some researchers have begun to approach the relations between actors and stakeholders in processes of planning diffusion in a more complex and ambiguous way. To begin with, the natives in developing countries, whether colonial or post-colonial, are being recognised as fully-fledged actors in the shaping of the built environment, with a variety of roles to play and means to play them, even if they frequently face many constraints to their actions. Moreover, the planning influences have started to be acknowledged as going in multiple directions, including back to the source of dissemination. Adaptation, hybridisation, mimicry and appropriation are just some of the forms of diffusion and adoption that are relevant. The specific traits of the indigenous also came to be viewed as something that is not necessarily evident: ultimately, who are the 'locals'? "Urbanism - Imported or Exported?" is the first book to examine the full complexity of these issues in detail. It raises conceptual questions concerning the identities of locals, the roles of relevant actors, and the modes of diffusion, as well as investigating the methodological implications for historians of the city-building process. Using examples from around the world, with a particular emphasis on Mediterranean countries, it offers a bold new approach to the concepts and methods of the study of planning history.

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.

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

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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Architectural Publications Index

Architectural Publications Index

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

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  • Publisher: N.A
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  • Category: Architecture
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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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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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