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City Profile: Havana

Colantonio, A. and Potter, R. B. (2006) City Profile: Havana. Cities, 23 (1). pp. 63-78. ISSN 0264-2751

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1016/j.cities.2005.10.001


Since 1989, after 40 years of curbing urban development and under-investment in urban infrastructure, Havana is slowly regaining its primacy as Cuba's, and indeed one of the Caribbean's. major tourist destinations. This profile focuses on the urban change undergone by Havana since the introduction of the socalled'Special Period' in 1.989, following the collapse of State socialism in the USSR and Eastern Europe. A particular emphasis is placed on the role played by international tourism as a catalyst for socio-economic and environmental change in Havana in the 1990s. The profile also reviews the main urban development and governance issues that Havana is likely to face in the future. (c) 2005 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Item Type:Article
Divisions:Science > School of Archaeology, Geography and Environmental Science > Department of Geography and Environmental Science
Science > School of Archaeology, Geography and Environmental Science > Human Environments
ID Code:3405
Uncontrolled Keywords:Cuba Havana urban tourism tourism planning socialist urban planning special period Cuban economics CUBAN SOCIALISM PARTICIPATION
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