Rainforest Cities

Urbanization, Development, and Globalization of the Brazilian Amazon

John O. Browder and Brian Godfrey

Columbia University Press

Rainforest Cities

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Pub Date: July 1997

ISBN: 9780231106559

424 Pages

Format: Paperback

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Rainforest Cities

Urbanization, Development, and Globalization of the Brazilian Amazon

John O. Browder and Brian Godfrey

Columbia University Press

Amazonia has undergone a significant urban transformation since the late 1970s. This is the first comprehensive analysis of urbanization in the Brazilian Amazon. Drawing on comparative household and sectoral survey research, the authors find that the growth of Amazon cities fits no single current theory of urbanization; instead they propose a pluralistic theory of "disarticulated urbanization" to explain the region's varied and volatile settlement patterns.
Rainforest Cities provides the first comprehensive analysis of the varied and volatile settlement patterns that characterise the urbanisation process in the Amazon.... a valuable contribution to regional development and environmental studies. David Hyndman, University of Queensland, Anthropological Forum

About the Author

JOHN O. BROWDER is associate professor of urban and regional planning at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

BRIAN J. GODFREY is associate professor of geography at Vassar College.