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The mega-city in Latin America
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1. The Latin American mega-city: An introduction
What is a mega-city?
Are mega-cities different from smaller cities?
Should anything be done to slow down the growth of Latin America's big cities?
The future for Latin America's cities
Structure of the book
2 Demographic trends in Latin America's metropolises, 1950-1990
Changing patterns of metropolitan growth
Causes of demographic change
The spatial pattern of metropolitan growth
The future of the Latin American metropolis
3. Contemporary issues in the government and administration of Latin American mega-cities
Emerging imperatives for the 1990s
Structures of city government
Structures of government in Latin America's major cities
4. Land, housing, and infrastructure in Latin America's major cities
The price of land
The changing shape of the city
5. A hundred million journeys a day: The management of transport in Latin America's mega-cities
Urban growth and the evolution of transport systems
Recent developments in the transport systems of the five cities
Do mega-cities have special transport problems?
6. Buenos Aires: A case of deepening social polarization
Population growth and structure
The urban economy
Population density and land-use structure
7. Lima: mega-city and mega-problem
The origins of lima's problems
Employment and poverty
Infrastructure and services
Crime, violence, and terrorism
Towards a more participative, denser, and more polycentric metropolis
8. Mexico City: No longer a leviathan?
The Mexican urban structure: the roots of centralism
The debt crisis and its aftermath
Mexico City's changing urban structure
Administration and finance
Current issues and policy approaches
9. Rio de Janeiro: Urban expansion and structural change
Poverty and the distribution of income
Housing and infrastructure
Health and education
Pollution and environmental policies
Emerging issues for the coming decade
10. São Paulo: A growth process full of contradictions
Development of a metropolis
Quality of life in the state of São Paulo
11. Santa Fé de Bogotá: A Latin American special case?
Population and demographic structure
Bogotá's national role
Poverty and social indicators
The shape of the city
The city's principal problems
Administration of the city
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