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Configuration of housing areas in São Paulo city

Grant number: 16/18999-2
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): February 01, 2017
Effective date (End): August 31, 2019
Field of knowledge:Applied Social Sciences - Urban and Regional Planning - Urban and Regional Services
Principal Investigator:Maria Camila Loffredo D'Ottaviano
Grantee:Cecilia Andrade Fiúza
Host Institution: Faculdade de Arquitetura e Urbanismo (FAU). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil


This research is part of the FAPESP project "Between self-regulation and formal government: the challenges of self-build housing and facilities" and intends to work on a first approach on spatial configuration in the city of São Paulo, in order to facilitate a comparative analysis between this study and the reality shown by a series of Dutch cases. The research wants to perform a survey of the São Paulo housing areas configuration, examining the territorial occupation process throughout the historical development of the city. The main idea is to characterize the different forms of housing as well as the evolution and changes that occurred over time, relating them with the social formation of the metropolis, since the way a gathering of people becomes a community is determined by how this population occupies a certain piece of land. It is essential, though, to do an analysis on the public policies concerning the matter, so that it is possible to understand not only how but also how much they influenced and continue to affect the configuration of São Paulo's housing areas. The object of further study is self-developed housing: looking up and understanding its peculiarities, and, by doing so, inserting them in a historical perspective of territorial configuration. (AU)

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