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The Shopping Centers Shaping the Brazilian City: Two Case Studies in São Paulo

Gilda Collet Bruna and Heliana Comin Vargas

in Contemporary Urbanism Brazil: Beyond Brasilia

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032818
eISBN:
9780813039275
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032818.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter examines the Brazilian version of the shopping center through two significant examples, the Iguatemi and Pítio Higienòpolis, which were built more than thirty years apart in the city of ... More


Constructed Climates: A Primer on Urban Environments

William G. Wilson

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226901459
eISBN:
9780226901473
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226901473.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

As our world becomes increasingly urbanized, an understanding of the context, mechanisms, and consequences of city and suburban environments becomes more critical. Without a sense of what open spaces ... More


Cultural Praxis as the Production of Nature: Lefebvrean Natures

Alex Loftus

in Everyday Environmentalism: Creating an Urban Political Ecology

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816665716
eISBN:
9781452946849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816665716.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter seeks to challenge Henri Lefebvre’s conception of nature while extending his understanding of cultural praxis. The project initiated in the previous chapters—to make a case for ... More


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