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The quality of life in Latin American cities : markets and perception

Author: Eduardo Lora; World Bank.
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : World Bank, 2010.
Series: Latin American development forum.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A growing number of cities around the world have established systems for monitoring the quality of urban life. Many of those systems combine objective information with subjective opinions and cover a wide variety of topics. This book assesses a method that takes advantage of both types of information and offers criteria to identify and rank the issues of potential importance for urban dwellers. This method--which
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Quality of life in Latin American cities.
Washington, D.C. : World Bank, 2010
(DLC) 2010002327
(OCoLC)297146480
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Eduardo Lora; World Bank.
ISBN: 9780821382134 0821382136
OCLC Number: 614167742
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xxvii, 263 pages) : illustrations.
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Latin American cities: their origins, achievements, and problems / Eduardo Lora --
Measuring quality of life in Latin America's urban neighborhoods: a summary of results from the city case studies / Andrew Powell and Pablo Sanguinetti --
Toward an urban quality of life index: basic theory and econometric methods / Bernard M.S. von Praag and Ada Ferrer-i-Carbonell --
Well-being at the subcity level: the Buenos Aires neighborhood quality of life survey / Guillermo Cruces, Andrés Ham, and Martín Tetaz --
Quality of life in urban neighborhoods of Bogotá And Medellín, Colombia / Carlos Medina, Leonardo Morales, and Jairo Núñez --
Pricing amenities in urban neighborhoods of Costa Rica / Luis J. Hall, Juan Robalino, and Róger Madrigal --
Influence of individual, urban, and civil society spheres on quality of life in metropolitan Lima, Peru / Lorena Alcázar and Raúl Andrade --
Housing and neighborhood satisfaction in Montevideo, Uruguay / Zuleika Ferre, Néstor Gandelman, and Giorgina Piani.
Series Title: Latin American development forum.
Responsibility: edited by Eduardo Lora [and others].

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