Havana: Two Faces of the Antillean Metropolis

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UNC Press Books, 2002 - History - 437 pages
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One of the oldest and most celebrated cities in the Western Hemisphere, Havana is a fascinating metropolis where history has left its handprint on every corner. Here, an international trio of well-known architects and planners assesses nearly five hundred
 

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Contents

History Geography and Society
1
The First Half Century The Rise of an Antillean Metropolis
51
The Havana of January
89
Socialist Havana Planning Dreams and Reality
131
City Government and Administration Old and New Actors
168
The Hope and Reality of Socialist Housing
196
The Changing Nature of the Economy
234
The Value of Social Functions
260
Habana Vieja Pearl of the Caribbean
310
Havanas Future Risks and Opportunities
346
BIBLIOGRAPHY
379
INDEX
409
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About the author (2002)

Joseph L. Scarpaci is professor of urban affairs and planning at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia.

Roberto Segre is professor of architecture and urbanism at the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro in Brazil.

Mario Coyula is an architect and planner in Havana, Cuba.

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