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Right to the city and human mobility transition: The case of Sao Paulo

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Author(s):
de Sa, Thiago Herick [1] ; Edwards, Phil [2] ; Moraes Pereira, Rafael Henrique [3, 4] ; Monteiro, Carlos Augusto [1]
Total Authors: 4
Affiliation:
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Sch Publ Hlth, Ctr Epidemiol Res Nutr & Hlth NUPENS, Ave Doutor Arnaldo 715, BR-01255000 Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
[2] London Sch Hyg & Trop Med, Dept Populat Hlth, Keppel St, London WC1E 7HT - England
[3] Univ Oxford, Transport Studies Unit, Oxford - England
[4] Inst Appl Econ Res Ipea SBS, Quadra 1, Bloco J, Ed BNDES, BR-70076900 Brasilia, DF - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 4
Document type: Journal article
Source: CITIES; v. 87, p. 60-67, APR 2019.
Web of Science Citations: 2
Abstract

This paper discusses the question about the right to the city and the influences of the dispute for the city on urban mobility, using Sao Paulo, Brazil's largest city, as a study case. We present the concept of the human mobility transition, which relates to the idea of large shifts in human mobility dynamics that have affected the constitution and development of urban settlements, the structure of the urban form, and social networks. We then argue that the latest stage of this transition is heavily influenced by the fact that cities have become both the arena for and the object of the political struggle between unsustainable economic growth and sustainable human development. Health consequences of the dispute for the city in the context of urban mobility are discussed. Final section uses the case of Sao Paulo to illustrate these arguments, focusing on changes that occurred from the end of the 19th century onwards. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 12/08565-4 - How are we going? the study of active commuting in Brazil
Grantee:Thiago Hérick de Sá
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate