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São Paulo: a tale of two cities

Source(s):  United Nations Human Settlements Programme - Headquarters (UN-HABITAT)

Cities & citizens, bridging the urban divide, study 1:

This book addresses the serious challenges for good governance and urban leadership faced by São Paulo, and especailly illegal settlements, often located in high risk areas prone to collapse, mudslides, and flood zones. It aims to provide policymakers, researchers and others interested in cities of the developing world with a wealth of information on how residents of South America’s largest city experience the challenges and opportunities of urban life.

The book uses data, policy information, narrative stories and images from Brazil to illustrate the complexity of that distinctive, diverse urban environment. It shows with compelling evidence the need for accurate information to understand the dynamics of metropolitan areas such as Metropolitan São Paulo, in which nearly 11 million people live today.



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  • São Paulo: a tale of two cities
  • Publication date 2010
  • Number of pages 149 p.
  • ISBN/ISSN 9789211322149

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