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Human settlements and planning for ecological sustainability : the case of Mexico City

Author: Keith Pezzoli
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. ; London : MIT Press, 2000. ©1998.
Series: Urban and industrial environments.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First MIT Press paperback editionView all editions and formats
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In many areas of the world, environmental degradation in and around human settlements is undermining prospects for both socioeconomic justice and ecological sustainability. To explore the issues involved in this worldwide problem, Keith Pezzoli focuses on a dramatic instance of conflict that grew out of the unauthorized penetration of human settlements into the Ajusco greenbelt zone, a vital part of Mexico City's  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Keith Pezzoli
ISBN: 0262661144 9780262661140
OCLC Number: 45968597
Description: xxi, 437 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
Contents: I. Human Settlements and the Question of Sustainability. 1. Introduction ---
2. Mexico City's Current Status: A Global and Comparative Perspective ---
3. Urban-Environmental Policy and Planning: International Agendas/Local Realities ----
II. The Valley of Mexico: History, Power, and the Environment. 4. Mexico City's Urban-Ecological Coevolution ---
5. State-Society Relations and the Production of Human Settlements ---
6. Ecological Arguments and the Politics of Containment ----
III. Mexico City's Contested Ecological Reserve. 7. The Expansion of Irregular Settlements into the Greenbelt Zone of Ajusco ---
8. Key Actors and the Overall Balance of Forces ---
9. Popular Mobilization in the Formation of Los Belvederes: Origins, Structures and Agendas ----
IV. Toward a Political Ecology of Human Settlements ---
10. Grassroots Environmental Action at the Frontier: The Colonia Ecológica Productiva Movement ---
11. Ecology as Politics ---
12. Conclusion.
Series Title: Urban and industrial environments.
Responsibility: Keith Pezzoli.

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The heart of the book is the story of what happened when residents of Mexico City's Ajusco settlements fought relocation by proposing that the areas be transformed into productive ecology settlements.

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