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The routes that removes do not open paths: spatial restructuring and urban mobility in Fortaleza metropolis and the struggle for the right to the city

Grant number: 13/03804-3
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): August 01, 2013
Effective date (End): March 31, 2017
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Geography
Principal Investigator:Arlete Moyses Rodrigues
Grantee:Mariana Fernandes Mendes
Home Institution: Instituto de Geociências (IG). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil
Associated scholarship(s):14/11756-1 - The urban interventions mobility PAC for the World Cup 2014 and removal of communities face the process of spatial restructuring the road system in Fortaleza city for construction of mega-event, BE.EP.DR

Abstract

This project aims to analyze the current urban interventions in the city of Fortaleza that with 11 Brazilian cities undergo several structural changes to sediarem the biggest event in world sport, the FIFA World Cup to be held in 2014 in Brazil. The construction of this mega sports events is part of a strategic plan that streamlines urban entrepreneurialism in the real estate industry and its most prominent segments such as urban mobility that investments from the PAC Mobility roadworks build up of immense magnitude. These, in turn, cause a lot of inconvenience and impacts to the local population, as they imply in removals of communities, whose residents resist urban operations. The objective is to understand the real meaning of these works and where they focus whose improvements are spatially select, restructuring the city in privileged places for consumption, linking the airport to the stadium castellan to the waterfront. The aim is to understand this process of spatial selectivity from an analysis by the urban bias of critical geography on the impact of mega-events, whose legacy is restricted to infrastructural facilities that will support the event. So what we try to sustain this work is the assumption that investments aimed at urban mobility by improving the road system will supersede the housing rights of those who are removed to make room for the implementation of track and enlargement of streets and avenues. To do so, you must experience these spatial transformations, check these works and the ramifications that these entail in everyday city during and after implementation.