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    In Radical Cities, Justin McGuirk travels across Latin America in search of the activist architects, maverick politicians and alternative communities already answering these questions. From Brazil to Venezuela, and from Mexico to Argentina, McGuirk discovers the people and ideas shaping the way cities are evolving.

    Ever since the mid twentieth century, when the dream of modernist utopia went to Latin America to die, the continent has been a testing ground for exciting new conceptions of the city. An architect in Chile has designed a form of social housing where only half of the house is built, allowing the owners to adapt the rest; Medellín, formerly the world’s murder capital, has been transformed with innovative public architecture; squatters in Caracas have taken over the forty-five-story Torre David skyscraper; and Rio is on a mission to incorporate its favelas into the rest of the city.

    Here, in the most urbanised continent on the planet, extreme cities have bred extreme conditions, from vast housing estates to sprawling slums. But after decades of social and political failure, a new generation has revitalised architecture and urban design in order to address persistent poverty and inequality. Together, these activists, pragmatists and social idealists are performing bold experiments that the rest of the world may learn from.
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    ISBN9781781682807
    Pré vendaNão
    Peso339g
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    Livro disponível - pronta entregaNão
    IdiomaInglês
    Tipo itemLivro Importado
    Número de páginas304
    Número da edição1ª EDIÇÃO - 2014
    Código Interno769448
    Código de barras9781781682807
    AcabamentoHARDCOVER
    AutorMCGUIRK, JUSTIN
    EditoraVERSO BOOKS
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