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The mega-city in Latin America

Author: Alan Gilbert; United Nations University.
Publisher: Tokyo ; New York : United Nations University Press, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : International government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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By the year 2010, Latin America will contain five metropolitan areas with more than eight million people. Unfortunately, they also demonstrate many of the worst symptoms of the region's  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Mega-city in Latin America.
Tokyo ; New York : United Nations University Press, ©1996
(OCoLC)651836894
Material Type: Government publication, International government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alan Gilbert; United Nations University.
ISBN: 9280809350 9789280809350
OCLC Number: 35988156
Description: xviii, 282 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: The Latin American mega-city : an introduction / Alan Gilbert --
Demographic trends in Latin America's metropolises, 1950-1990 / Miguel Villa and Jorge Rodríguez --
Contemporary issues in the government and administration of Latin American mega-cities / Peter Ward --
Land, housing, and infrastructure in Latin America's major cities / Alan Gilbert --
A hundred million journeys a day : the management of transport in Latin America's mega-cities / Oscar Figueroa --
Buenos Aires : a case of deepening social polarization / Luis Ainstein --
Lima : mega-city and mega-problem / Gustavo Riofrío --
Mexico City : no longer a leviathan? / Allison Rowland and Peter Gordon --
Rio de Janeiro : urban expansion and structural change / Hamilton Tolosa --
São Paulo : a growth process full of contradictions / Milton Santos --
Santa Fé de Bogotá : a Latin American special case? / Alan Gilbert.
Responsibility: edited by Alan Gilbert.

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