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BEYOND THE CITY: RESOURCE EXTRACTION URBANISM IN SOUTH AMERICA. Felipe Correa. University of Texas Press, Austin, 2016. 178 pp. with 109 ills. 26 x 19 cm. LC 2015-35643 ISBN 9781477309414 In English.
Publisher's description: During the last decade, the South American continent has seen a strong push for transnational integration, initiated by the former Brazilian president Fernando Henrique Cardoso, who (with the endorsement of eleven other nations) spearheaded the Initiative for the Integration of Regional Infrastructure in South America (IIRSA), a comprehensive energy, transport, and communications network. The most aggressive transcontinental integration project ever planned for South America, the initiative systematically deploys ten east-west infrastructural corridors, enhancing economic development but raising important questions about the polarizing effect of pitting regional needs against the colossal processes of resource extraction. Providing much-needed historical contextualization to IIRSA's agenda, Beyond the City ties together a series of spatial models and offers a survey of regional strategies in five case studies of often overlooked sites built outside the traditional South American urban constructs. Implementing the term "resource extraction urbanism," the architect and urbanist Felipe Correa takes us from Brazil's nineteenth-century regional capital city of Belo Horizonte to the experimental, circular, "temporary" city of Vila Piloto in Tres Lagoas.
Indexing: Western, Latin America — Post-2000 — Architecture — Urban Planning
Plans: 71
Worldwide Number: 170289
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