The present and future of Latin America is intrinsically associated with the development of its urban areas. Over 75% of the continent’s population resides in cities. Urban areas represent a dynamic link between Latin American societies and global, social, economic, political, and environmental processes. This book looks at interactions between global environmental change and urbanization at local, regional, and global scales, under a comprehensive, integrated perspective. It emphasizes global change both as a driver and an outcome of human (economic, political, cultural, and social) and physical (urban structure, expansion, and land use) processes in urban areas.
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