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Megacity in Latin America Paperback – November 1, 1996


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  • Series: Mega-city
  • Paperback: 52 pages
  • Publisher: United Nations (November 1, 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9280809350
  • ISBN-13: 978-9280809350
  • Product Dimensions: 6.6 x 9.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,768,780 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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United Nations University Press

About the Author

Alan Gilbert is a professor at University College London. He has written twelve books on housing and an urban development in third world countries and has been a consultant to several organizations, including the Inter-American Development Bank.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Marx Lives on May 5, 2010
I highly recommend this book. The chapters point at the most important structural problems of Latin American cities while presenting the case study of a specific megacity. Chapters are written by Latin American specialists with ample publishing records. What you get at the end is a coherent sample of structural problems shared by Latin American megacities. Edited by Alan Gilbert, an authority in Latin American urban studies, this book is the best you can find in English language that should be a required reading in advanced undergraduate seminars or graduate courses because it is written clearly but without concesions.
To my dismay, the book is dated. Statistics and even arguments such as Dr. Gilbert's admiration for the case of Bogota, need to be reconsidered in light of the monumental changes and new challenges that these cities are experiencing since the late 1990s.
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