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Cartography of uses of the territory in Metropolitan Region of Campinas (SP): contributions to the planning and territory management

Abstract

The Metropolitan Region of Campinas (RMC) is composed of 20 municipalities, it has a land area of 3,792 km2 and is one of the most dynamic metropolitan areas in Brazil, concentrating important socioeconomic activities. The region has a process of accentuated urbanization in recent decades with an average rate above 97% and a population of more than three million inhabitants. The spatial configuration of uses of the territory in the RMC, resulting from various processes that elapses the social relations of production in different locations, as a mark of uneven historical and combined development of capitalist relations of production of metropolitan space, configure diverse expressions in the regional landscape. In search of understanding of this imbricated and contradictory process it is necessary to map and understand the resulting spatial configuration of the various strategies of the hegemonic agents producers of geographical space in the conduct of public policy and/or private actions aimed at appropriation of metropolitan space in accordance with the needs of the overall process of reproduction of capital, which occurs in the middle part of the population of the deteriorating quality of life and environmental characteristics of the area. This project aims to analyze the metropolis production process at RMC through the study of the resulting spatial configuration of uses of the territory, using geotechnologies as technical support, coremática representation associated with semiology of graphics and critical social theory with theoretical contributions, aiming to contribute to this action planning and land management in the metropolitan area that are more efficient from the point of view of the intended social equity. (AU)