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'Radical Cities': 3 lessons from Latin America's activist architects
'Radical Cities': 3 lessons from Latin America's activist architects

Anyone following the architectural profession at the turn of the millennium might be forgiven for thinking that it was all about splashy icons: Frank Gehry's undulating titanium sails in Bilbao and Los Angeles, Norman Foster's naughty-looking Gherkin in London, and Skidmore, Owings & Merrill's super-tall Burj Khalifa, known for being ... super-tall. But as some were rushing to plant icons all over the planet, a generation of architects and planners in Latin America were focused on other issues: affordable housing, transportation infrastructure, zoning issues, the creation of public amenities, cross-border relations — issues that don't necessarily...

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