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Rio de Janeiro: Urban Expansion and the Environment

Rio de Janeiro: Urban Expansion and the Environment
 

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 expa... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780367031039
Barcode 9780367031039
Release Date 7 August 2019 by Taylor & Francis Ltd
Format Hardback
Author(s) Edited by Gamez, Jose L. S.
Edited by Lin, Zhongjie
Edited by Nesbit, Jeffrey S.
Series Built Environment City Studies
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ISBN-13 9780367031039
ISBN-10 0367031035
Stock Release date is 7 August 2019
Status Available for pre-order, ships once released
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint Routledge
Release Date 7 August 2019
International Release Date 30 September 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) Edited by Gamez, Jose L. S.
Edited by Lin, Zhongjie
Edited by Nesbit, Jeffrey S.
Series Built Environment City Studies
Category Architectural Structure & Design
Landscape Art & Architecture
City & Town Planning - Architectural Aspects
Urban Communities
Economics
Global Warming
Urban & Municipal Planning
Environmental Engineering & Technology
Number of Pages 168
Dimensions Width: 140mm
Height: 216mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 1,000g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
ONIX Text College/higher education
Dewey Code Not specified
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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.

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List of Figures Introduction Jose Gamez, Zhongjie Lin, and Jeffrey Nesbit The Impact of Future Sea-level Rise on Rio de Janeiro: A Geological Perspective Scott Hippensteel One Katrina Every Year: The Challenge of Urban Flooding in Tropical Cities Fernando Lara Changing Informality: Gentrification of Favelas in Rio de Janeiro Zhongjie Lin, Fernando Moreira, and Aline Nascimento Staging the City, Transforming the Slum: FestiFavelization in Rio de Janeiro Malte Steinbrink and Jose Gamez Barra da Tijuca: Urban Planning Challenges in a Global Suburb Lawrence Herzog Elite Enclave of Barra da Tijuca Alexandra Silva de Almeida Costa, Coast, and Clay: A Modern Grid Revisited in Rio de Janeiro Jeffrey Nesbit Barra Olympic Park Project: Notes on the Design Process, Games and Legacy Henrique Houayek Urban Projects for Resilience in Flooding Areas Erika Brum Palma Pereira and Maria Fernanda Lemos Mixing Modernisms: Urban Design in the Era of Climate Change Jose Gamez Climate Adaptation in Rio: Promoting the Resilience of the Western Zone Coastal Area of Rio de Janeiro Maria Fernanda Lemos Urban Planning for Resilience: Lessons Learned from Projects for Rio's Western Zone Rafael Saraiva Index

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