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 fifteen 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 address 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
Jose Gamez, Zhongjie Lin, and Jeffrey Nesbit
Zhongjie Lin, Fernando Moreira, and Aline Nascimento
Malte Steinbrink and Jose Gamez
Alexandra Silva de Almeida
Erika Brum Palma Pereira and 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.