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Master plans and urban dynamics in municipalities in the northern sub-region of the São Paulo metropolitan area

Grant number: 20/16329-5
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): June 01, 2021
Effective date (End): May 31, 2022
Field of knowledge:Applied Social Sciences - Architecture and Town Planning
Principal Investigator:Jefferson Oliveira Goulart
Grantee:Nicolas Mattiazzo Ruiz
Host Institution: Faculdade de Arquitetura, Artes e Comunicação (FAAC). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Bauru. Bauru , SP, Brazil


This research project has as its object of study three municipalities of the northern sub-region of the São Paulo Metropolitan Region: Caieiras, Francisco Morato and Franco da Rocha. The investigation considers the contemporary period, from the promulgation of the Federal Law nº 10.257/2001 (City Statute), extending to the period in which the selected cities attended the legislation impositions and approved their respective Master Plans (in 2006 and 2007) and to the validity of these urban regulations. The main objective of the research, through compared analysis, consists on examining the content incorporated into the local legislation (urban guidelines, norms and instruments), the potential impacts and the incidence of Master Plans on the urban dynamics of these municipalities regarding the production patterns of urban space. Therefore, it is a matter of analyzing how the Master Plans eventually impacted local urban dynamics and the corresponding socio-territorial processes.

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