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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.
Series: Urban and industrial environments.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st MIT Press pbk. edView all editions and formats
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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.  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Keith Pezzoli
ISBN: 0262661144 9780262661140
OCLC Number: 45968597
Description: xxi, 437 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.
Contents: Part 1 Human settlements and the question of sustainability: introduction; Mexico City's current status - a global and comparative perspective; urban-environmental policy and planning - international agendas/local realities. Part 2 The Valley of Mexico: history, power and the environment; Mexico City's urban-ecological coevolution; state-society relations and the production of human settlements; ecological arguments and the politics of containment. Mexico City's contested ecological reserve: the expansion of irregular settlement into the greenbelt zone of Ajusco; key actors and the overall balance of forces; popular mobilization in the formation of Los Belvederes -origins, structures and agendas. Part 4 Towards a poetical ecology of human settlements: grassroots environmental action at the frontier - the Colonia Ecologica Productiva movement; ecology as politics; conclusion.
Series Title: Urban and industrial environments.
Responsibility: Keith Pezzoli.

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"This book is recommended for anyone interested in urban planning and the struggle for sustainable development in the urbancontext... Human Settlements and Planning for Ecological Sustainability goes Read more...

 
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