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Title (Primary) Introduction: megacities in Latin America as risk habitat
Title (Secondary) Risk habitat megacity
Author Heinrichs, D.; Krellenberg, K.; Hansjürgens, B.;
Publisher Heinrichs, D.; Krellenberg, K.; Hansjürgens, B.; Martínez, F.;
Year 2012
Department OEKON; SUSOZ;
Language englisch;
Keywords Governance; Latin America; Megacity; Risk; Sustainability
UFZ inventory Leipzig, Bibliothek - Hauptlesesaal, 00456999, 11-1303 DK: 711.433 Ris
Abstract

While the world has stepped into the century of cities, the emergence of the megacity is perhaps the most visible expression of the mega-trend urbanization. This introductory chapter discusses some features that characterize the megacity beyond its extraordinary population size. Furthermore, it outlines the main objectives of this book, discusses the key concepts risk, sustainability and governance and further elaborates on why and to what extent megacities are places of opportunities and risks. The chapter describes the geographical focus – Latin America – with Santiago de Chile as an anchor city and closes with a brief overview of the book.

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Persistent UFZ Identifier http://www.ufz.de/index.php?en=20939&ufzPublicationIdentifier=11900
Heinrichs, D., Krellenberg, K., Hansjürgens, B. (2012):
Introduction: megacities in Latin America as risk habitat
In: Heinrichs, D., Krellenberg, K., Hansjürgens, B., Martínez, F. (eds.)
Risk habitat megacity
Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, p. 3 - 17