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Space and society in the 21st century. The case of Sao Paulo

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Medrano, Leandro [1] ; Recaman, Luiz [2]
Total Authors: 2
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Architecture & Urban Design, Sao Paulo - Brazil
[2] Univ Sao Paulo, Sch Philosophy & Human Sci, Aesthet, Sao Paulo - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Journal article
Source: BITACORA URBANO TERRITORIAL; v. 28, n. 1, p. 69-81, JAN-APR 2018.
Web of Science Citations: 0

The 21st century set new urban standards in relation to the demands of the population of the city of Sao Paulo. Economic growth, an increase in the population's income and low unemployment have altered the political agenda of the city, which now has to address socio-spatial structures consolidated throughout history. From the urban and spatial point of view, there is still room for new critical assessments of the recent situation in which the largest metropolis in South America finds itself. In particiular with regard to the new urban practices which came to light during the 2013 protests. Recent economic and demographic indicators point toward a shift in the social geography of the city, which may result in significant impacts on its urban shape. The aim of this research is to investigate in detail the potential urban transformations emerging out of this new political and economic configuration. In order to do so, we highlight a number of urban and social phenomena which could lead to alternatives to the traditional administrative pacts (or those currently in force). This new condition points to specific spatial difficulties for urban planning and architecture, which go beyond the historical impediments already analyzed by the Brazilian critical tradition. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 13/24508-3 - Housing policies and urban development: the MCMV program and the city of São Paulo
Grantee:Leandro Silva Medrano
Support type: Regular Research Grants