Cities of Latin America

Cities of Latin America

Author: Francis Violich

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89042026286

Category: Cities and towns

Page: 241

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Categories: Cities and towns

Raising the Bar for Productive Cities in Latin America and the Caribbean

Raising the Bar for Productive Cities in Latin America and the Caribbean

With more than 70 percent of its population living in cities, Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) is among the most urbanized regions in the world.

Author: María Marta Ferreyra

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 9781464812705

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 218

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With more than 70 percent of its population living in cities, Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) is among the most urbanized regions in the world. Yet, although its cities are, on average, more productive than those elsewhere in the world, their productivity lags that of North American and Western European cities. Closing this gap provides LAC with the opportunity to raise living standards and join the ranks of the world’s richest countries. Raising the Bar: Cities and Productivity in Latin America and the Caribbean is about the productivity of cities in LAC and the factors that help to explain its determination. Based on original empirical research, the report documents the high levels of population density and other features of LAC cities that mark them out from those in the rest of the world. The report also studies the role of three key factors †“ urban form, skills, and access to markets †“ in determining the productivity of LAC cities. It shows that while excessive congestion forces and inadequate metropolitan coordination seem to be stifling the benefits of agglomeration, LAC cities benefit from strong human capital externalities. It also finds that, within individual LAC countries, cities are poorly integrated with one another, which contributes to large differences in performance across cities and undermines their aggregate contribution to productivity at the national level.
Categories: Business & Economics

The Growth of Latin American Cities

The Growth of Latin American Cities

Author: Walter D. Harris

Publisher: Athens : Ohio University Press

ISBN: STANFORD:36105041824330

Category: Cities and towns

Page: 314

View: 230

Categories: Cities and towns

The Geography of Third World Cities

The Geography of Third World Cities

This comprehensive examination of the urban structure of Third World cities surveys the growth and development of indigenous and colonial cities in Africa, Asia, and Latin America, and provides a systematic comparative analysis of their ...

Author: Stella Lowder

Publisher: Barnes & Noble Imports

ISBN: UOM:39015011678128

Category: Social Science

Page: 292

View: 368

This comprehensive examination of the urban structure of Third World cities surveys the growth and development of indigenous and colonial cities in Africa, Asia, and Latin America, and provides a systematic comparative analysis of their current patterns of housing, administration, goods, and services. The author assesses the major theoretical models of Third World urban development in light of recent research and information.
Categories: Social Science

Cities of the World

Cities of the World

World Regional Urban Development Maureen Hays-Mitchell Stanley D. Brunn, Jack Francis Williams, Donald J. Zeigler. 4 Cities of South America MAUREEN HAYS - MITCHELL AND BRIAN J. GODFREY KEY URBAN FACTS Total Population Percent Urban ...

Author: Maureen Hays-Mitchell

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 084769898X

Category: Social Science

Page: 548

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The only text to offer a regional survey of world urban development, this third edition has been fully revised and updated to include new chapter authors, new cities and regions, and an expanded art program. Focusing on the eleven major culture realms of the world, the volume examines each region's urban history, economy, and culture and society, and offers engaging case studies of major representative cities. Introductory and concluding chapters frame the regional discussion by summarizing world urban history and by looking to the future of urban development. Maps, graphs, tables, photos, color satellite images, recommended readings, web sites, and UN data on major cities offer rich additional resources for students. Visit our website for sample chapters!
Categories: Social Science

The State of the World s Cities 2004 2005

The State of the World s Cities 2004 2005

As towns and cities expand at unprecedented rates, sustainable urban development is one of the most pressing challenges facing the international community in the 21st century.

Author:

Publisher: UN-HABITAT

ISBN: 9789211317053

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 198

View: 404

As towns and cities expand at unprecedented rates, sustainable urban development is one of the most pressing challenges facing the international community in the 21st century. This publication examines the realities faced by urban populations around the world, focusing on the impact of globalisation and the way cities are governed and planned, on the make-up and density of their population, and on their cultures and economies. Issues considered include: the impact of globalisation on urban culture; urban renewal and cultural strategies; the concept of metropolitanization; socio-economic and cultural impacts of international migration; urban poverty and homelessness, social inequality and exclusion; urban governance, safety and crime trends; contemporary planning strategies and the role of civil society; progress towards attainment of the Millennium Development Goals targets for sanitation and housing. The report highlights the need for a new culture of planning to establish multicultural and inclusive cities, involving civil society as well as public authorities.
Categories: Business & Economics

Historic Cities of the Americas

Historic Cities of the Americas

Critically researched, this work offers a rare look into the times prior to Christopher Columbus' arrival in 1492 and explores the common difficulties overcome by these European-conquered or -founded cities as they flourished into some of ...

Author: David Marley

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781576070277

Category: History

Page: 1010

View: 889

With rare maps, prints, and photographs, this unique volume explores the dramatic history of the Americas through the birth and development of the hemisphere's great cities. * Over 70 richly detailed entries on the most colorful, important cities of the New World, from Quebec City, Boston, and San Francisco in the Northern Hemisphere, to Buenos Aires, Cuzco, and Bahia in the Southern * Four geographical sections (the Caribbean, Mexico and Central America, North America, and South America), enabling the reader to easily locate information * Hundreds of rare, historically significant antique maps, prints, and photographs, enhancing both the value and appearance of the book * A very extensive bibliography, providing users with easy access to many hard-to-find materials
Categories: History

State of the World s Cities 2010 2011

State of the World s Cities 2010 2011

They are denied the urban advantage. The most visible and measurable form of inclusion or exclusion is economic, and this Report reviews urban economic inequality based on new data.

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Publisher: Earthscan / James & James

ISBN: 1849711763

Category: Architecture

Page: 220

View: 831

Cities are constantly changing. They are built, rebuilt, destroyed, transformed, occupied by different groups, and used for different functions. In the search for higher returns through better spatial structures, more efficient economies of scale and other benefits, cities generate a diversity of residential patterns. In this process, they are more often than not divided by visible and invisible borders, splitting "off-center" and "central" areas, or the "higher" and the "lower" districts, as the Urban Divide is colloquially symbolized in many developing countries. The Urban Divide can be characterized by various forms of inclusion/exclusion, integration/marginalization, wealth/poverty, equality/inequality, formality and informality. Those on the wrong side of the divide are excluded of the benefits of urban expansion and prosperity. They are denied the urban advantage. The most visible and measurable form of inclusion or exclusion is economic, and this Report reviews urban economic inequality based on new data. Other social, political and cultural factors are shown to be at work, too, from the latest research, policy analysis and available statistics. The urban poor and underprivileged-women and young people in particular-are exposed to various types of inequality, from planning and land policies (or their absence) to a lack of basic services, decent employment, education, nutrition, health care as well as civic and political freedoms and opportunities. As this new edition of State of the World's Cities demonstrates, the "Urban Divide" concept provides a theoretical framework that makes it possible to understand today's urban realities, particularly in the developing world. From a more practical perspective, the concept highlights the four critical dimensions of the divide-social, economic, political and cultural-at work in many cities of the world today. The findings suggest that economic growth cannot, on its own, bring the redistributive change required to address urban exclusion. This Report advocates rights-based policies as the best way of "Bridging the Urban Divide". These basic rights capture the four dimensions of exclusion/inclusion and are already endorsed, if only formally, in most national constitutions. Expert opinion from 27 representative cities pinpoints how the dynamics of inclusion can work in three major developing regions, as well as the predictable and less predictable interconnections between economic, social, political and cultural factors. Public authorities must tackle the four dimensions of inequality simultaneously; and this will not be feasible short of close institutional, policymaking and financial coordination between municipal, intermediary and central tiers of government. This Report maps out five major policy steps across the urban divide and suggests how better to integrate the poor and marginalized into mainstream urban life. It shows with compelling evidence that determined governments are in a position to eliminate the divisions, and pave the way for more tolerance, diversity and social justice in the towns and cities of this world.
Categories: Architecture

Cities of Peasants

Cities of Peasants

Author: Bryan R. Roberts

Publisher: London : Edward Arnold, July 1978.

ISBN: UOM:39015020676402

Category: Developing countries

Page: 207

View: 349

Categories: Developing countries