Degree Type

Thesis

Date of Award

2010

Degree Name

Master of Architecture

Department

Architecture

First Advisor

Marwan Ghandour

Abstract

Using Lefebvre's theory of space, this study describes the interaction between landscape transformations and the increasing financial investments from agriculture industries in Mercedes, Uruguay. I gathered secondary data and produced analytical maps to understand the recent changes produced in the urban- rural space of Mercedes. I also had informal conversations with local and national government staff about plans and policies. The interaction between plans, policies, and foreign investments related to industrial agriculture and social mobility has created new orders and spaces in the city. The most vulnerable sectors of the society have not benefited from these new orders in space. Capital has increased the fragmentation of space between the inner city and the periphery and/or informal settlements. Recommendations center on how governmental institutions can develop new policies and regulations to improve and change critical aspects of Mercedes' growth.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/etd-180810-1668

Copyright Owner

Maria Silvina Lopez Barrera

Language

en

Date Available

2012-04-30

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

73 pages

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