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Hidden streamlets: Case studies of the right side of Rio Tietê: the Mandaqui Streamlet

Grant number: 12/03470-5
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): May 01, 2012
Effective date (End): April 30, 2013
Field of knowledge:Applied Social Sciences - Architecture and Town Planning - Landscaping
Principal researcher:Vladimir Bartalini
Grantee:Arthur Simões Caetano Cabral
Home Institution: Faculdade de Arquitetura e Urbanismo (FAU). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil


The project involves the detection and analysis of small streams, narrow lines in the drainage system, which, due to the urban expansion, no longer are part of the city landscape. Whether for reasons of sanitation works or to street expansions, such streamlets are not present directly in the consciousness and, in most cases, in the memory of the citizens. However, the hidden existence of numerous streamlets is manifested on the surface in the form of lanes, alleys, stairwells, open public areas or insurgency of water on the streets. The most diverse urban solutions adopted in accordance with urbanistic standards of each period are the attestant of the persistence of natural elements of the local landscape, even highly anthropized.