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Green infrastructure for urban resilience to the climate changes of São Paulo City

Grant number: 15/10597-0
Support Opportunities:Research Program on Global Climate Change - Regular Grants
Duration: October 01, 2015 - March 31, 2018
Field of knowledge:Applied Social Sciences - Architecture and Town Planning
Principal Investigator:Maria de Assunção Ribeiro Franco
Grantee:Maria de Assunção Ribeiro Franco
Host Institution: Faculdade de Arquitetura e Urbanismo (FAU). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Associated researchers:Alessandra Rodrigues Prata Shimomura ; Demóstenes Ferreira da Silva Filho ; Helena Cristina Padovani Zanlorenzi ; Jefferson Lordello Polizel ; José Guilherme Schutzer ; José Otávio Lotufo ; Léa Yamaguchi Dobbert ; Newton Celio Becker de Moura ; Paulo Renato Mesquita Pellegrino ; Sabrina Mieko Viana


This research will examine to what extent urban parks and their edges may become factors of resilience and adaptation of the City of São Paulo, as an urban ecosystem, to the climate change. For this purpose, it will be analyzed several factors that make the parks the focal point of the research, which are: size, shape, biodiversity, topographical situation, characteristics of edge (adjacent urban fabric and existing urban pressures), the distance of these to the other surrounding green areas, the relationship to water bodies (its existence or nearness to springs, rivers, canals, lakes and dams) and the types of use, these latter understood as "service to the city." As reference areas of green infrastructure, four parks were selected to serve as study areas and focal points of the research. These, together with their border situations and relationships with other significant green areas, will be analyzed through a series of tests and measurements of quantitative character, complemented by qualitative assessments. It is expected that these parks may be considered as strategic areas of "anchoring" of environmental planning, through the creation of a green infrastructure for urban resilience to climate changes in the City of São Paulo. (AU)

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