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Social justice, accessibility and exposure to traffic-related pollution in the city of São Paulo

Grant number: 16/08826-3
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate
Effective date (Start): August 01, 2016
Effective date (End): July 31, 2019
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Collective Health - Public Health
Cooperation agreement: ESRC, UKRI ; Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO)
Principal Investigator:Maria de Fátima Andrade
Grantee:Anne Dorothée Slovic
Home Institution: Instituto de Astronomia, Geofísica e Ciências Atmosféricas (IAG). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:15/50128-9 - Astrid - accessibility, social justice and transport emission impacts of transit-oriented development strategies, AP.TEM


The concentration of traffic in the central area of the city has demanded expansion of road infrastructure like expressways, tunnels, expanding avenues. This process, in turn, results in environmental degradation of the surrounding areas and consequently the occupancy by low-income population, resulting in poverty hubs within the area. The understanding of this complex scenario is fundamental to support public environmental health policies, and as an instrument to reduce social inequalities. To this end the project aims to investigate the accessibility to work and exposure to air pollution related to traffic as social justice indicators in São Paulo. The method used will be based on information and results of related researches that have already been completed or in progress. A questionnaire will also be conducted to collect individual data, stratified by region of the city and socioeconomic status, to investigate the preferences revealed by people on the development of activities driven by traffic, transport investments, choices of transport mode, daily commuting time to work and quality of transport. The questionnaire will be similar to what is being applied by partner institutions of this project in London (UK) and Randstad (Netherlands) to allow the comparison of results. The investigation will be submitted for approval to the Research Ethics Committee, located at the School of Public Health, USP. (AU)

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)
BARROS, PAULA; FAT, LINDA NG; GARCIA, LEANDRO M. T.; SLOVIC, ANNE DOROTHEE; THOMOPOULOS, NIKOLAS; DE SA, THIAGO HERICK; MORAIS, PEDRO; MINDELL, JENNIFER S. Social consequences and mental health outcomes of living in high-rise residential buildings and the influence of planning, urban design and architectural decisions: A systematic review. CITIES, v. 93, p. 263-272, OCT 2019. Web of Science Citations: 1.

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