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Humanities 2019, 8(1), 18; https://doi.org/10.3390/h8010018

Latin American Cities: From Subservient Reproductions to Intercontinental Dialogues

Pontifical Catholic, University of Paraná, R. Imac. Conceição, 1155-Prado Velho, Curitiba-PR 80215-901, Brazil
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Received: 21 November 2018 / Revised: 15 January 2019 / Accepted: 17 January 2019 / Published: 22 January 2019
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This paper investigates the circulation of ideas regarding the city among selected countries in Latin America. It discusses convergences between academic and scientific institutions and investigative weakness in partnerships between Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, and Mexico. It identifies two historical moments: one of vertical dialogues between Latin America and central countries in the elaboration of urban plans (20th century) and another of contemporary academic exchange signalling a horizontal dialogue that is fragile and sporadic but distinct from those observed in the past. Empirical reference is obtained from the analysis of scientific events and papers published by distinguished post-graduate programs concerning urban topics in selected countries, during the time frame of 2000–2015. The methodological approach is based on a bibliographic review and content analysis. Results indicate that the old “one-way” of transfer of urban planning ideas from central countries to Latin America is changing; slowly, the continent has been growing more independent in terms of knowledge creation and circulation. View Full-Text
Keywords: transfer of ideas; epistemology of urban studies; Latin American cities; knowledge network transfer of ideas; epistemology of urban studies; Latin American cities; knowledge network
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Ultramari, C.; Cantarim, F.; Jazar, M. Latin American Cities: From Subservient Reproductions to Intercontinental Dialogues. Humanities 2019, 8, 18.

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