Brasilia was highly touted when it was built as a completely "planned" modern capital, whose construction would lead to an upsurge of development in the sparsely settled interior of Brazil. Ten years later two-thirds of the population of Brasilia lives in satellite towns and squatter settlements largely composed of shacks. Mr. Epstein examines both the process of planning and construction of the capital from above, and of the spontaneous initiatives from below which led to the present city. The focus of the study is on the housing of the lower class, much of it built by "invasion" against the law and the wishes of the authorities and of the planners.
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Descrizione libro University of California Press, 1973. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110520022033