Accessibility to `Modern public spaces' in Latin-American cities: a multi-dimensional idea.
Author: Capron, Guénola
Source: GeoJournal, Volume 58, Numbers 2-3, October 2002 , pp. 217-223(7)
Abstract:The aim of this paper is to reflect on the right of access in the city, looking in particular at public spaces related to consumption. At the end of the twentieth century, shopping centres played an important role in urban development in Latin American cities. Relying particularly on the works H. Lefebvre and of I. Joseph, I will analyze the consequences of the right of access to the city, and the interaction between the physical and (geo)metrical elements with other kinds of accessibility, especially symbolic and perceptive. If the micro-scale (that of buildings) can shed light on macro-social process, then the comparison between the two may help us to understand the idea of accessibility on various levels.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Researcher at the Centre Interdisciplinaire d'Etudes Urbaines (CIRUS-CIEU) Maison de la Recherche, 5, allées Antonio Machado, 31058 Toulouse cedex 9 ( ), Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Publication date: 2002-10-01