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The master plans of São Paulo State and the issue of urban mobility: a case study of the city of Marília

Grant number: 13/05271-2
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): June 01, 2013
Effective date (End): May 31, 2014
Field of knowledge:Applied Social Sciences - Urban and Regional Planning - Methods and Techniques of Urban and Regional Planning
Principal Investigator:Renata Cardoso Magagnin
Grantee:Luís Fernando Rostworowski
Host Institution: Faculdade de Arquitetura, Artes e Comunicação (FAAC). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Bauru. Bauru , SP, Brazil


Presently, contemporaneous cities are facing many urban problems resulting from urban sprawl and population increase. For minimizing the impacts of this new urban reality there is a need to pursue more modern urban instruments. In this sense, the Master Plan is an important planning element that allows knowing the reality of each municipality and proposes specific guidelines for each urban context. Another problem faced by the cities regards urban mobility. Throughout several decades the Brazilian cities (including medium-sized cities) have reproduced a circulation model which is causing the reduction of mobility and accessibility, as is directed by the individual motorized transport (car). The improve the conditions under mobility in cities, with the consequent increase in the quality of urban life, is related, in other aspects, the reduction on the car dependence, which in turn, is directly associated with the reorganization of urban space, or that is, the adoption of a new policy planning of land use planning linked to transport (or the concept of sustainable urban mobility). Faced with this reality, this research is aimed at identifying how the city of Marília (a medium-sized city of São Paulo) inserted the issues of urban mobility and urban planning in the development of its master plan. (AU)

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