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Transnational Meanings Of La Virgen De Guadalupe: Religiosity, Space And Culture At Plaza Mexico, Clara Irazabal, Macarena Gomez-Barris Jan 2009

Transnational Meanings Of La Virgen De Guadalupe: Religiosity, Space And Culture At Plaza Mexico, Clara Irazabal, Macarena Gomez-Barris

Clara Irazabal

In this paper, we examine Plaza Mexico in Lynwood, California, a magnet for Latino communities from throughout the greater Los Angeles region, to show immigrants' use of space to produce transnational communities as coherent. One of the key ways that immigrant identity is formed in this space is through cultural religiosity. Despite the fact that Plaza Mexico is a shopping mall, the place gathers participation from Mexican immigrants and Latinos of other national origins at key times of religious expression during the year. Following what Holloway calls 'enchanted space', we analyse the Day of the Dead celebration (2 November) and ...


Urban Design, Planning, And The Politics Of Development In Curitiba, Clara Irazabal Jan 2009

Urban Design, Planning, And The Politics Of Development In Curitiba, Clara Irazabal

Clara Irazabal

Over the past several decades, Curitiba, Brazil has been referred to as an environmentally sustainable ¨model city¨and as a remarkable example of both a succesful urban planning process and a large array of urban design projects that are attractive, innovative, functional, cost'effective, and replicable. This chapter examines urban design and planning projects and processes in Curitiba since the 1960s, and shows many reasons why the city deserves praiseÑ an effective and continuous planning process has guaranteed efficiency in public transit, historic andcultural preservation, a revitalized and pedestrian'friendly downtown, effective environmental programs, and a series of urban design ...


Revisiting Urban Planning In Latin America And The Caribbean, Clara Irazabal Jan 2009

Revisiting Urban Planning In Latin America And The Caribbean, Clara Irazabal

Clara Irazabal

Regional study prepared for Revisiting Urban Planning: Global Report on Human Settlements 2009. United Nations, Habitat.


Realizing Planning's Emancipatory Promise: Learning From Regime Theory To Strengthen Communicative Action, Clara Irazabal Jan 2009

Realizing Planning's Emancipatory Promise: Learning From Regime Theory To Strengthen Communicative Action, Clara Irazabal

Clara Irazabal

This article informs communicative action theory with insights from urban regime theory. The synthesis proposes a model of planning that is more comprehensive in its treatment of the linkages between planning and governance and helps advance the creation of network power, emancipatory knowledge, empowering subjectivities, and spaces of solidarity. The article then discusses the merits of these insights in the context of a categorization of planning into traditional, democratic, advocacy, and incremental approaches.


One Size Does Not Fit All: Land Markets And Property Rights For The Construction Of The Just City, Clara Irazabal Jan 2009

One Size Does Not Fit All: Land Markets And Property Rights For The Construction Of The Just City, Clara Irazabal

Clara Irazabal

This essay reflects on alternative urban markets and property right systems in some Latin American countries. What becomes clear is that one size does not fit all: land markets and property rights are multifaceted and their conception and implementation should be context-sensitive. In recent experiments and proposals in Brazil, El Salvador and Venezuela, among other countries, they are being used as instruments for the expansion of rights to the city and the construction of the just city.


Planificación Y Diseño Urbano Y Regional En Curitiba: El Último Medio Siglo, Clara Irazabal Jan 2009

Planificación Y Diseño Urbano Y Regional En Curitiba: El Último Medio Siglo, Clara Irazabal

Clara Irazabal

A comienzos de la década de los 50, las ciudades de Brasil comenzaron un rápido proceso de urbanización. Curitiba comenzó su proceso de crecimiento en el decenio de los 60, y rápidamente alcanzó la mayor tasa de crecimiento en el país, en promedio 5% anual. Este índice de crecimiento, el cual se repitió en otras ciudades de Brasil y alrededor del mundo, causó numerosos problemas urbanos que llevaron a estado de crisis a muchas metrópolis. Dada la inminente necesidad de manejar este crecimiento, en 1965, se desarrolló un plan urbano preliminar para Curitiba: el Plan Maestro-Plano Diretor-aprobado en 1966, basado ...