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Human Settlements and Planning for Ecological Sustainability: The Case of Mexico City (Urban and industrial environments)

Author: Keith Pezzoli
Publisher: MIT Press, 1998.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English
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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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Additional Physical Format: Print
Human Settlements and Planning for Ecological Sustainability: The Case of Mexico City (Urban and industrial environments)
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Keith Pezzoli
OCLC Number: 940532593
Notes: Book.
Description: 1 online resource
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.

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