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Patterns on location of economic activities in Brazilian middle cities: Ribeirão Preto, Presidente Prudente, Ituiutaba and Chapecó

Grant number: 19/06433-2
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): May 01, 2019
Effective date (End): December 31, 2020
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Geography - Human Geography
Principal Investigator:Eliseu Savério Sposito
Grantee:Victor Hugo Quissi Cordeiro da Silva
Host Institution: Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia (FCT). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Presidente Prudente. Presidente Prudente , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:18/07701-8 - Socio-spatial fragmentation and Brazilian urbanization: scales, vectors, rhythms, forms and contents FragUrb, AP.TEM


The branches of commercial activities and services are relevant to the understanding of the new relationships between consumption, urban restructuring and restructuring of middle cities. For this reason, the restructuring of Brazilian cities has, as one of its many determinations, various elements that redefine their morphologies. The branches of commercial and service activities, especially those that can be classified as responsible for productive consumption (see: commercial and service companies associated with industrial sector and / or associated with agribusiness, both those with strong participation of capital as well as those managed by local capital) can be considered as responsible for the absorption of part of the urban space and, as such, are responsible for restructuring the city. This research aims, on the one hand, to map these locational choices of the companies responsible for productive consumption, in Brazil, with emphasis on the cities studied by the thematic project, thus evaluating the strategies adopted within the urban network and, on the other side, check how the choices on the city scale are given.

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