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Environmental quality and urban planning in Brazil and Portugal: between theory and practice

Grant number: 19/02050-1
Support type:Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): September 01, 2019
Effective date (End): February 29, 2020
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Geography
Principal researcher:Margarete Cristiane de Costa Trindade Amorim
Grantee:Janaína Lopes Moreira
Supervisor abroad: Ana Maria Rodrigues Monteiro de Sousa
Home Institution: Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia (FCT). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Presidente Prudente. Presidente Prudente , SP, Brazil
Research place: Universidade do Porto (UP), Portugal  
Associated to the scholarship:17/07483-8 - Urban climate as an indicator of environmental quality in Penápolis/SP, BP.DR


In Brazil, the conservation and preservation of natural resources as well as the methods allowed to achieve these goals have well-defined legal frameworks. However, degradation of the urban environment and its effects on city life continue and intensify. The Brazilian academic and scientific communities have conducted research to find and offer alternative planning for urban growth and mitigating actions to relieve already affected areas. However, the problem that materializes is the lack of dialog between public authorities and universities. Therefore, seeking more successful projects than Brazilian ones that apply scientific knowledge in the planning of urban spaces is necessary. In this sense, the objective of this project is to understand and compare the relations between the government and universities in Portugal and Brazil and apply the set of methodological procedures developed in the CHERG for the construction of a strategic roadmap of urban planning with intervention measures in Penápolis, São Paulo, Brasil.

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