Havana Two Faces of the Antillean Metropolis

ISBN-10: 0807853690

ISBN-13: 9780807853696

Edition: 2nd 2002 (Revised)

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Description: 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 years of development in the Cuban capital. They offer an insightful introduction to Havana's historic architecture and modern buildings, its social and economic fabric, its diverse people, and its contemporary challenges and opportunities. From the colonial and early republican periods, through the 1959 revolution, and into the post-Soviet era and today, the authors trace Havana's physical evolution and place it in the context of important political, economic, and cultural developments. This new edition--which has been completely revised, redesigned, and updated since the book's original publication in 1997--also highlights recent restoration efforts in Old Havana, commercial development projects throughout the city, and the wide-ranging effects of international tourism.

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Book details

List price: $37.50
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Publication date: 9/23/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 464
Size: 6.25" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

Stanley D. Brunn is professor of geography at the University of Kentucky. Maureen Hays-Mitchell is associate professor of geography at Colgate University. Donald J. Zeigler is professor of geography at Old Dominion University.

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

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Andres Duany, along with Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk, leads a firm that has designed more than 200 new neighborhoods & community revitalization plans, most notably, Seaside, Florida.

Foreword by Andres M. Duany
Preface
Acknowledgments
History, Geography, and Society
The First Half Century: The Rise of an Antillean Metropolis
The Havana of January
Socialist Havana: Planning, Dreams, and Reality
City Government and Administration: Old and New Actors
The Hope and Reality of Socialist Housing
The Changing Nature of the Economy
The Value of Social Functions
Habana Vieja: Pearl of the Caribbean
Havana's Future: Risks and Opportunities
Bibliography
Index
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