Environmental Implications of Peri-urban Sprawl and the Urbanization of Secondary Cities in Latin America

Da Gama Torres, Haroldo
Mar 2011
This paper examines the environmental and social implications of peri-urban growth in small to medium sized cities in Latin America and the Caribbean and proposes approaches to address this challenge. Key recommendations include cities should stimulate strategies for compact growth and efforts to regularize existing irregular settlements should be strongly supported, among other recommendations.