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The Street Is Ours - Community, the Car, and the Nature of Public Space in Rio de Janeiro (Hardcover) Loot Price: R1,853
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The Street Is Ours - Community, the Car, and the Nature of Public Space in Rio de Janeiro (Hardcover): Shawn William Miller

The Street Is Ours - Community, the Car, and the Nature of Public Space in Rio de Janeiro (Hardcover)

Shawn William Miller

Series: Cambridge Latin American Studies

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The streets of Rio de Janeiro have long been characterized as exuberant and exotic places for social commerce, political expression, and the production and dissemination of culture. The Street is Ours examines the changing uses and meanings of Rio de Janeiro's streets and argues that the automobile, by literally occupying much of the street's space and by introducing death and injury on a new scale, significantly transformed the public commons. Once viewed as a natural resource and a place of equitable access, deep meaning, and diverse functions, the street has changed into a space of exclusion that prioritizes automotive movement. Taking an environmental approach, Shawn William Miller surveys the costs and failures of this spatial transformation and demonstrates how Rio's citizens have resisted the automobile's intrusions and, in some cases, even reversed the long trend of closing the street against its potential utilities.

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Imprint: Cambridge UniversityPress
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Series: Cambridge Latin American Studies
Release date: July 2018
Authors: Shawn William Miller
Dimensions: 235 x 157 x 24mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 362
ISBN-13: 978-1-108-42697-8
Categories: Books > Humanities > History
Books > Earth & environment > Regional & area planning
Books > Professional & Technical > Environmental engineering & technology
Books > Humanities > History > American history
Books > Earth & environment > Regional & area planning > Urban & municipal planning
Books > Professional & Technical > Environmental engineering & technology > General
Books > Humanities > History > American history > General
Books > Earth & environment > Regional & area planning > Urban & municipal planning > General
Books > History > American history
Books > History > American history > General
LSN: 1-108-42697-2
Barcode: 9781108426978

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