A City on a Lake: Urban Political Ecology and the Growth of Mexico City

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  • Author: Matthew Vitz
  • File Size: 25 MB
  • Format: PDF
  • Length: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Duke University Press Books
  • Publication Date: April 27, 2018
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B07C89TH3M
  • ISBN-10: 0822370298
  • ISBN-13: 9780822370291
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In A City on a Lake: Urban Political Ecology and the Growth of Mexico City (PDF) Professor Matthew Vitz tracks the ecological and political history of Mexico City and discusses its change from a forested, water-abundant environment into a smog-plagued megacity afflicted by ecological issues and social inequality. Vitz demonstrates how Mexico City’s unequal urbanization and ecological decrease came from various clinical and social disagreements over water policy, forestry, real estate, and hygienic engineering. From the prerevolutionary efforts to develop a sanitary city encouraging of capitalist growth, through innovative needs for a more democratic circulation of resources, to the mid-twentieth-century introduction of a technocratic administration that served the interests of urban elites, Mexico City’s ecological history assists us much better comprehend how urban power has actually been worked out, replicated, and challenged throughout Latin America.

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