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Reference Category Journals
DOI 10.1016/j.cities.2017.09.015
Title (Primary) Guatemala City: A socio-ecological profile
Author Castillo Cabrera, F.; Haase, D.
Source Titel Cities
Year 2018
Department CLE
Volume 72
Issue Part B
Page From 379
Page To 390
Language englisch
Keywords Guatemala City; Socio-ecological; Neocolonialism; Spatial segregation; Urban sustainable development
UFZ wide themes RU6;
Abstract This profile of Guatemala City focuses on the intertwined human and environmental dimensions driving urban space development. Using a socio-ecological approach, it shows current urban development depends on the city's historic trajectory. It shows aspects of Maya civilization and remnants of Spanish colonialism. It explores modernity and neocolonialism and discusses the potential for a sustainable development in the future. Emphasis is placed on socio-ecological challenges and benefits that the city could receive from new interventions. Finally it discusses contemporary ideas to foster urban development towards a more sustainable direction.
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Castillo Cabrera, F., Haase, D. (2018):
Guatemala City: A socio-ecological profile
Cities 72 (Part B), 379 - 390 10.1016/j.cities.2017.09.015