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ECONOMIC POLICIES AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT IN LATIN AMERICA

By Michele Alacevich and A. Costa

Abstract

Michele Alacevich and Andrea Costa examine the strong interrelations between urban planning and economic planning that developed in the early 1950s in Latin America, where arguably the multifaceted programming effort of the post-Second World War era gained its greater momentum. The plan was considered the main tool, common to economic as well as to urban policies, while equilibrium was the principal concept which framed the elaboration and the implementation of any development plan. Alacevich and Costa pay particular attention to the case of Colombia, visited by some of the most illustrious modernist architects such as Le Corbusier and Jos\ue9 Luis Sert, who were attracted by the chance to realize urban plans at a scope that had simply not been possible in Europe. The result was a particularly close symbiosis between economic and urban planning

Topics: Development planning, Urban planning, Lauchlin Currie, Jose Luis Sert, Cold War planning
Publisher: 'Informa UK Limited'
Year: 2009
OAI identifier: oai:cris.unibo.it:11585/578520
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