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Mental health, violence and urban global environmental change in the export corridor Tamoios - D. Pedro I, São Paulo, Brazil

Grant number: 13/17173-5
Support Opportunities:Regular Research Grants
Duration: May 01, 2014 - April 30, 2016
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Sociology - Other specific Sociologies
Principal Investigator:Sonia Regina da Cal Seixas
Grantee:Sonia Regina da Cal Seixas
Host Institution: Núcleo de Estudos e Pesquisas Ambientais (NEPAM). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil
Associated researchers:JANSLE VIEIRA ROCHA ; João Luiz de Moraes Hoefel ; Richard Joseph Nunes


The increasing consolidation and expansion of major highways in the state of São Paulo has accompanied intense processes of urbanization, industrialization, tourism development and population dynamics. These processes contribute to an accumulation of localized changes that impact on natural systems globally, which in turn accelerate the effects of climate change on cities. Set within the framework of 'urban global environmental change', the following study seeks to uncover the combined effects of these urban and environmental systems of change on the state of mental health and incidences of violence among urban communities, and to examine the extent of institutional intervention and community-based adaptation in these areas. The study combines statistical data analysis and focus-group interviews in an investigation of ten municipalities along an axis composed of three highways - Tamoios (SP-99), Carvalho Pinto/Ayrton Senna (SP 070) and D. Pedro I (SP 65) - which service the North Coast and Bragança Paulista regions. (AU)

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(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
DA CAL SEIXAS, SONIA REGINA; NUNES, RICHARD JOSEPH. Subjectivity in a context of environmental change: opening new dialogues in mental health research. SUBJECTIVITY, v. 10, n. 3, p. 294-312, . (13/17173-5, 12/22578-1)

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