PLAN349 Lecture Notes - Lecture 7: Social Class, Rio De Janeiro, Deindustrialization

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11 Sep 2017
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Week4: cities of south america; comparative urban economic policies. Andean america (columbia, venezuela, ecuador, peru, and bolivia) South america is highly urbanized, but its rate of urban growth has declined in recent years. Despite many outward similarities, south american cities are quite diverse in urban form, physical setting, culture, economic function, political governance, and quality of life. South america features some cities that originate with the spanish conquest and others that derive their identity from the portuguese. Southern cone (chile, argentina, uruguay, and paraguay): southern cone cities, with the exception of paraguay, are heavily european in ethnic composition as well as in urban planning traditions. Portuguese america (brazil): brazil"s cities have various urban forms entirely distinct from their hispanic counterparts. In socio-cultural terms, the important african admixture makes patterns of black-white stratification a key urban issue in many brazilian cities. The urban transformation of latin america is characterized by urban primacy.

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