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ISBN-10: 0822370298

ISBN-13: 9780822370291

ISBN-10: 0822370409

ISBN-13: 9780822370406

In A urban on a Lake Matthew Vitz tracks the environmental and political historical past of Mexico urban and explains its transformation from a forested, water-rich surroundings right into a smog-infested megacity stricken by environmental difficulties and social inequality. Vitz exhibits how Mexico City's unequal urbanization and environmental decline stemmed from various medical and social disputes over water coverage, housing, forestry, and sanitary engineering. From the prerevolutionary efforts to create a hygienic urban supportive of capitalist progress, via progressive calls for for a extra democratic distribution of assets, to the mid-twentieth-century emergence of a technocratic forms that served the pursuits of city elites, Mexico City's environmental heritage is helping us larger know how city energy has been exercised, reproduced, and challenged all through Latin America.

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