The invention of the “third-world city”: urban planning in Latin America in the 1960s and early 1970s

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Title The invention of the “third-world city”: urban planning in Latin America in the 1960s and early 1970s
Creator Schembs, Katharina
Subject Urban planning
Latin America
Third World
Description While the first half of the 20th century was mainly characterized by the importation of urban planning models from Europe and the USA to Latin America, the 1960s represent a turning point: In the context of different development theories, local planners first started to emphasize the supposed structural similarities of Latin American cities and then their parallels with other cities of the Global South. Social theorists, economists and urbanists of the time conceptualized cities not only as litmus tests of the developmental stage of the individual country, but also as motors to enable economic progress. Analyzing different Latin American architectural and urban planning publications, the article traces references toother Latin American and “Third-World” countries that grew in size in the course of the 1960s. In some cases, this even led to South-South contacts in the field of urban planning to the research of which this article is a start.
Publisher Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina
Date 2021-03-30
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Format application/pdf
Source Esboços: histories in global contexts; Vol. 28 No. 47 (2021); 77-92
Esboços: historias en contextos globales; Vol. 28 Núm. 47 (2021); 77-92
Esboços: histórias em contextos globais; v. 28 n. 47 (2021); 77-92
Language eng
Rights Copyright (c) 2020 Katharina Schembs

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