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By Paul van Lindert, Otto Verkoren (auth.), Paul Lindert, Otto Verkoren (eds.)

ISBN-10: 9048137381

ISBN-13: 9789048137381

The Latin American subcontinent seems to be to have reinvented itself within the 21st century. Its financial system has been remodeled below liberalization and globalisation. Decentralization and the democratic transition have converted the political atmosphere, whereas neighborhood improvement techniques are changing the (grand) national-regional improvement schemes. the present neighborhood governance and native improvement debates discuss with very assorted degrees of scale: from small, rural groups to particularly wide (even foreign) areas. it really is transparent that the improvement strategy exhibits tremendous alterations among huge and small towns, and among middle areas and distant rural parts. certainly, the heterogeneity of the method is strongly motivated by way of nationwide, neighborhood and native contexts. The empirical reviews during this quantity convey the variety and complexity of neighborhood governance and native improvement in Latin the USA, whereas warding off stereotypes concerning the effect of public region reform and administrative decentralization.

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Generally speaking, Barrio Cerrado serves to describe a dwell- 2 From Polarization to Fragmentation. 1 Drivers for gated community development in Latin America (Modified from Borsdorf 2003a) ing complex that contains more than one unit, has a common infrastructure, and is separated from the public by gates and fences or walls. The infrastructure may include anything from playgrounds, kindergartens, and swimming pools to tennis and golf courts and club houses. Thus a secured apartment building is a gated community if it is fenced off and equipped with a common infrastructure.

44 J. Plöger The proliferation of informal practices – including those used to appropriate residential areas – can be interpreted in this context. The marginal influence of local authorities on shaping and regulating space is also evident in districts where the administrations do not actively enforce regulations, such as ordinance 690, to avoid confronting residents with this contested issue. In the realm of security, it can be argued that the insufficient service provision by the State has caused a ‘protection gap’.

The life behind walls in gated neighbourhoods removes these elites even further from the social reality of their ‘home’ society. Yet, neither the Latin American media (press and broadcasting), nor politicians, urban planners, or architects have interpreted the gates as a severe problem for society in the past 2 decades. This is hardly surprising since all of these groups, relevant for urban and economic progress, directly or indirectly benefit from the gated communities. There is an urgent need for more research and an objective assessment of the new and accelerated segregation trends in the urban world of Latin America.

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