Using Rio de Janeiro as the case study city, this book highlights and examines issues surrounding the development of mega-cities in Latin America and beyond. Complex dynamics of urbanization such as mega-event-driven development, infrastructure investment, and informal urban expansion are intertwined with changing climatic conditions that demand new approaches to sustainable urbanism. The urban conditions facing 21st century cities such as Rio emphasize the need to revisit urban forms, reintegrate infrastructure, and re-evaluate practices.
With contributions from 15 scholars from several countries exploring urbanism, urbanization, and climate change, this book provides insights into the contextual and environmental issues shaping Rio in the age of globalization. Each of the book’s three sections addresses an interdisciplinary range of topics impacting urbanism in Latin America, which will be accessible to researchers and professionals interested in urbanization, urban design, sustainability, planning, and architecture.
List of Figures
José L.S. Gámez, Zhongjie Lin, and Jeffrey S. Nesbit
Zhongjie Lin, Fernando Diniz Moreira, and Aline de Melo Nascimento
Malte Steinbrink and José L.S. Gámez
Lawrence A. Herzog
Alexandra Silva de Almeida
Jeffrey S. Nesbit
Erika Brum and Maria Fernanda Lemos
José L.S. Gámez
Maria Fernanda Lemos
The Built Environment City Studies series provides researchers and academics with a detailed look at individual cities through a specific lens. These concise books delve into a case study of an international city, focusing on a key built environment topic. Written by scholars from around the world, the collection provides a library of thorough studies into trends, developments and approaches that affect our cities.