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A SAO PAULO FOR THE FUTURE: the production of interstitial infrastructures based on morphological, environmental and social parameters

Grant number: 14/16505-7
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): October 01, 2015
Effective date (End): February 16, 2019
Field of knowledge:Applied Social Sciences - Architecture and Town Planning - Architecture and Urbanism Technology
Principal researcher:Joana Carla Soares Gonçalves
Grantee:Eduardo Pimentel Pizarro
Home Institution: Faculdade de Arquitetura e Urbanismo (FAU). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Associated scholarship(s):17/00169-6 - ETH + FAUUSP: merging methods and tools to forge new futures to the city of Sao Paulo, BE.EP.DR


The city of Sao Paulo is planned, designed, built and used from the perspective of "buildings" to the detritment of the urban void and its latent potentialities. It is hypothesized that the city, if produced from interstitial infrastructures based on morphological, environmental and social parameters, results in higher quality urban environments for people. The aim of the thesis is therefore to evaluate typical urban interstices selected in the existing city and to evolve, analytically, and to apply, prospectively, innovative tools and parameters for urban planning and design, seeking the construction of effective interstitial infrastructures to requalify the city, with a focus on territories with potential for urban transformation. The method is empirical, analytical and speculative in the way that articulates Fieldwork, Analytical Work and Prospective Work, theoretically based. Ultimately, against the prevailing urban regulation and practice, and from the application of the morphological-environmental-social parameters proposed by the thesis, alternative futures are speculated to the city of São Paulo, legitimating and proving the infrastructural role of urban interstices in the requalification of the city.

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PIZARRO, Eduardo Pimentel. A São Paulo for the future: the production of interstitial infrastructures based on morphological, environmental and social parameters. 2019. Doctoral Thesis - Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Faculdade de Arquitetura e Urbanismo (FAU/SBI) São Paulo.

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