Urban Sustainability in Latin America and the Caribbean
Bonet, Jaime Alfredo; Acevedo-Daunas, Rafael M.; Alvarado, Nathalie; Barco, Carolina; Brakarz, José; Contreras, Francisco; Cuenin, Fernando; Doyle, Morgan; Doherty-Bigara, Jennifer; Fretes Cibils, Vicente; Hori, Tsuneki; Lacambra Ayuso, Sergio; Ludeña, Carlos E.; Méndez, Paola; Miralles-Wilhelm, Fernando; Mojica, Carlos; Rueda, Fabio; Sabo, Rebecca; Stevenson, Claudia; Tagwerker, Christopher; Terraza, Horacio; Torres Arzayús, Patricia; Valencia, Sandra; Varea, Marco; Wilk, David
This work presents a comprehensive analysis of urban sustainability in Latin America and the Caribbean. The document is composed of six sections, including this introduction. Providing the theoretical and empirical elements of the analysis, the following section briefly reviews the relationship between urbanization and economic development at the international and regional levels. The third section delineates the evolution of the concept of sustainability in the urban sphere in recent years. The fourth section discusses the principal problems that currently affect the sustainability of Latin American and Caribbean cities, and the fifth section provides the foundations of a methodological proposal for approaching the comprehensive study of the sustainability of Latin American and Caribbean cities, including their components, the interactions of those components, and the horizontal and vertical integration of the analysis process. The work culminates in some final reflections in the last section.