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Plazas And Barrios

Author : Joseph L. Scarpaci
ISBN : 0816516316
Genre : Social Science
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In recent years the travel industry has promoted trips to cultural landscapes that contain great historical and symbolic landmarks, and Latin American towns and cities are anything but isolated from this trend. Many historic city centers in Latin America have been preserved intact from the colonial era and today may serve institutional, commercial, or residential needs. Now economic forces from outside the region have created a demand for the preservation of historically "authentic" districts. This book explores how heritage tourism and globalization are reshaping the Latin American centro hist—rico, analyzing the transformation of the urban core from town plaza to historic center in nine cities: Bogot‡, Colombia; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Cartagena, Colombia; Cuenca, Ecuador; Havana, Cuba; Montevideo, Uruguay; Puebla, Mexico; Quito, Ecuador; and Trinidad, Cuba. It tells how these pressures, combined with the advantage of a downtown location, have raised the potential of redeveloping these inner city areas but have also created the dilemma of how to restore and conserve them while responding to new economic imperatives. In an eclectic and interdisciplinary study, Joseph Scarpaci documents changes in far-flung corners of the Latin American metropolis using a broad palette of tools: urban morphology profiles, an original land-use survey of 30,000 doorways in nine historic districts, numerous photographs, and a review of the political, economic, and globalizing forces at work in historic districts. He examines urban change as reflected in architectural styles, neighborhood growth and decline, real estate markets, and local politics in order to show the long reach of globalization and modernity. Plazas and Barrios spans all of Spanish-speaking America to address the socio-political dimensions of urban change. It offers a means for understanding the tensions between the modern and traditional aspects of the built environment in each city and provides a key resource for geographers, urban planners, architectural historians, and all concerned with the implications of the emerging global economy.

Plazas Lugar De Encuentros

Author : Robert Hershberger
ISBN : 9781428205048
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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At the heart of every Spanish-speaking community, the plaza is a place for people to come together and connect. Inspired by this metaphor, PLAZAS: LUGAR DE ENCUENTROS draws students into the study of Spanish by creating a meeting place in every classroom. Each chapter of this successful beginning Spanish program unites the latest in language research with the reality of students and classrooms today, providing opportunities for real-life communication using the rich and colorful threads of Spanish-speaking cultures. With each chapter students are transported to a Spanish-speaking country or region for an authentic, personalized cultural language-learning experience. With this approach, culture is embedded into every page of PLAZAS, giving your students an appreciation of different cultural practices and perspectives. This Third Edition features the increased use of visuals throughout to enhance authenticity, aid in comprehension, address the different learning styles of today's students, and ultimately promote acquisition of the language. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.


Author : Robert Hershberger
ISBN : 9780495913795
Genre : Foreign Language Study
File Size : 61. 63 MB
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PLAZAS: LUGAR DE ENCUENTROS, Fourth Edition, is a two- or three-semester introductory Spanish program designed to support and enhance your students language learning experience. PLAZAS’s market leading digital and print resources work seamlessly with its rich, proven, and streamlined presentation of culture, grammar, and vocabulary. PLAZAS transports your students to a Spanish-speaking country or region for an authentic and personalized cultural language-learning experience. Culture is embedded into every page of PLAZAS, giving your students an appreciation of different cultural practices and perspectives. The fourth edition features increased use of visuals to enhance authenticity, aid in comprehension, address different learning styles, and ultimately promote acquisition of the language. PLAZAS’s balanced attention to the four skills has been enhanced so that each chapters skill-building sections address oral production and provide an easy way for you to assess your students achievement of chapter objectives. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Toll Plaza Design

Author : Albert E. Schaufler
ISBN : 0309060168
Genre : Toll plazas
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Mesoamerican Plazas

Author : Kenichiro Tsukamoto
ISBN : 9780816598793
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 90. 5 MB
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Until now, archaeological and historical studies of Mesoamerican plazas have been scarce compared to studies of the surrounding monumental architecture such as pyramidal temples and palaces. Many scholars have assumed that ancient Mesoamericans invested their labor, wealth, and symbolic value in pyramids and other prominent buildings, viewing plazas as by-products of these buildings. Even when researchers have recognized the potential significance of plazas, they have thought that plazas as vacant spaces could offer few clues about their cultural and political roles. Mesoamerican Plazas challenges both of these assumptions. The primary question that has motivated the contributors is how Mesoamerican plazas became arenas for the creation and negotiation of social relations and values in a community. The thirteen contributions stress the significance of interplay between power relations and embodied practices set in specific historical and material settings, as outlined by practice theory and performance theory. This approach allows the contributors to explore broader anthropological issues, such as the negotiation of power relations, community making, and the constitution of political authorities. Overall, the contributions establish that physical interactions among people in communal events were not the outcomes of political machinations held behind the scenes, but were the actual political processes through which people created, negotiated, and subverted social realities. If so, spacious plazas that were arguably designed for interactions among a large number of individuals must have also provided critical arenas for the constitution and transformation of society.

Plazas For People

Author : Don C. Miles
ISBN : UVA:X000571036
Genre : Shopping malls
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Sagunto Nomenclator De Las Calles Plazas Y Puertas Antiguas Y Modernas De La Ciudad

Author : Antonio Chabret
ISBN : 9788497614429
Genre : Education
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