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

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

by Dennis Rodgers
     
 

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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

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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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ISBN-13:
9780230371545
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
11/13/2012
Series:
Studies in Development Economics and Policy Series
Pages:
290
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.00(d)

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