"The contents of this book were discussed in the workshop 'Settlement upgrading programmes: comparative analysis of lessons learned and new approaches', held in October, 2008 in Montevideo, Uruguay"--P. [xiii].
"Cities Alliance, David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, Harvard University."
Includes bibliographical references (pages -233) and index.
Acknowledgments -- Preface -- Introduction -- Building citizenship for a better quality of life -- Income and security: prerequisites for citizenship -- Land: a scarce resource -- Preventing new informality -- Neighbourhood upgrading programmes: lessons from Latin America and the Caribbean -- Community participation: more than good intentions -- The foundation of sustainability --References -- About the authors -- Index.
Originally published in Spanish under title: Construir ciudades : mejoramiento de barrios y calidad de vida urbana.