Social Urbanism: Reframing Spatial Design Discourses from Latin America

Submitted by cecilia on Fri, 07/15/2022 - 15:56
Maria Bellalta
‎ Applied Research & Design; Bilingual edition (December 15, 2020)
Year Published
Call Number
NA 9170 .m4 b45
ISBN Number
‎ 978-1943532681
This book emphasizes both the political processes and the urbanism projects that simultaneously consider socio-economic and ecological components of space, and which highlight a greater focus on social sustainability. In a context in which geography defines space and culture, and through challenges of a global magnitude, we are inextricably united in an era of environmental uncertainty, where shared experiences and values place us within a collective culture, inspiring mutual agency in service of this vision for SOCIAL URBANISM.

Through the work presented here, SOCIAL URBANISM is expanded as a worldview that considers the cultural values of a given place as interconnected to the geographical landscape of the region, and therefore, as the driving forces behind future models of globalization and urban growth. The points of view of multiple colleagues and experts across differing fields provide introspection on the implementation of SOCIAL URBANISM. These shared opinions strengthen the significance of this work and affirm the joint values and visions for the global urbanization challenges we are confronting in the 21st century, and which continue into the future.