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Grant number: 15/24284-3
Support type:Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Master's degree
Effective date (Start): April 01, 2016
Effective date (End): July 31, 2016
Field of knowledge:Applied Social Sciences - Architecture and Town Planning - Fundamentals of Architecture and Urbanism
Principal Investigator:Leandro Silva Medrano
Grantee:Renata Latuf de Oliveira Sanchez
Supervisor abroad: Stephen John Essex
Home Institution: Faculdade de Arquitetura e Urbanismo (FAU). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Local de pesquisa : Plymouth University, England  
Associated to the scholarship:15/05301-4 - Rio 2016 Olympic Games: city and architecture built, BP.MS


Recent mega events in Brazil (World Cup and Olympic Games) have shown the country as a potential economy to the world; however, these events have not become fully profitable, when it comes to the legacy they leave in the host cities. Along with the desire of being hosts for so important international events, Brazilians face, nevertheless, a constant doubt on the future all these projects may build. The main question of this research is what kind of city the Olympic Games generate, through the analysis of architectural and urban planning projects. The research period abroad seeks to understand current urban design trends applied in European cities more deeply (and especially in Olympic cities), making a parallel to the urban developments for Rio de Janeiro's Olympics. The study questions whether projects in Rio are aiming a global sustainable city or if they are aiming a momentary, fleeting reality disregarding the main urban legacy. In addition, it discusses what kind of relationship between the city and its citizens the Games in 2016 are shaping in Rio and essays a comparison about how some European Olympic cities could become reference in terms of their new urban and architectural developments.

Scientific publications
(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
DE OLIVEIRA SANCHEZA, RENATA LATUF; ESSEX, STEPHEN. The challenge of urban design in securing post-event legacies of Olympic Parks. JOURNAL OF URBAN DESIGN, v. 23, n. 2, SI, p. 278-297, 2018. Web of Science Citations: 0.

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