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Caracas Litoral, Venezuela/El Litoral de Caracas, Venezuela: Caracas, Venezuela

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Edition:
Bilingual
ISBN13:

9781568984469

ISBN10:
1568984464
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
9/30/2005
Publisher(s):
Chronicle Books Llc

Summary

Caracas Litoral, Venezuela looks at the challenges, obstacles, and opportunities facing the reconstruction of coastal communities near Caracas, after mudslides devastated these areas in December 1999. Already in the midst of informal land development, affluent weekend residents from Caracas had awkwardly occupied this dramatic and precarious strip of coastland between the Gulf of Mexico and the Avila Mountain also shared with the national airport and second largest seaport. In a city where most of the urban population lives in informal housing, the contested nature of redevelopment emergent social, economic, and cultural patterns confronting traditional patterns of settlement could easily be predicted. Fully bilingual, in English and Spanish, this book explores opportunities that unite the various constituencies through innovative programming, sustainable geological/hydrological infrastructure, and economically viable housing and commercial development.

Table of Contents

Foreword / Prefaciop. 5
Fall Studio Introduction / Introduccion al estudio de otonop. 10
Time Capsule / La capsula del tiempop. 14
Vargas State and the Institutional Problems of the Central Coast / El Estado Vargas y los problemas institucionales del Litoral Centralp. 20
Unintentional Boulton / Boulton involuntariop. 25
Housing Policies for Venezuela / La politica de vivienda para Venezuelap. 33
From Barrio Dweller to Entrepreneur: Informal Urban Microenterprises in Caracas / De habitante de un barrio a empresario: Microempresas urbanas informales en Caracasp. 40
Underachieving Infrastructure / Infrastructura inadecuadap. 52
Integrating Natural and Man-made Flows / Integrando flujos naturales y los hechos por el hombrep. 58
Local Development through Global Infrastructure / Desarrollo local a traves de infraestructurals localesp. 66
Urban Generators Network / Red de generadores urbanosp. 72
Eco-Avila / Eco-Avilap. 78
Rejuvenating Vargas: New Information Technology Infrastructure / Rejuveneciendo el estado Vargas: Nueva infraestructura de tecnologia informaticap. 92
Localities And Self-adjustable Networks / Localidades y redes de auto-ajustep. 104
Time(d) Lines / Lineas temporalesp. 116
Stretched City / Ciudad estiradap. 130
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