Latin American cities are overpopulated. Centralization is one of the urban characteristics still prevailing in the cities of the southern hemisphere .
The recent urban migrations have defined cities as socially unbalanced urban containers while the rural areas remain vacant of economic activity and population.

On the contrary , North American urban development is characterized by decentralization and suburbanization.

What is the relationship of globalization and information technologies to each of these different patterns of urban development ?

Thomas Angotti

Christine Boyer

S. Sassen/ A. Sanchez