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Recent transformations in the urban fabric of Brazilian cities: perspectives for formulating public policies in city systems


The objective is to understand the recent transformations (post-1988) in the urban fabric of Brazilian cities in order to build subsidies for territorial public policies applicable in city systems. For this purpose, the question that arises is to assess the extent to which territorial metropolization and urban dispersion impact on the ordering of the urban fabric. And the main challenge is to verify how this system behaves in the face of extreme events, what its contributions are to the intensification of climate disasters and how it is subjected to environmental and social vulnerabilities. The national literature has successfully explored the neighborhood, metropolitan and macro-metropolitan scales in this way, so what is proposed is the complementarity of this repertoire at the regional scale of city systems in order to advance the frontiers of scientific production in the area of urbanism. Methodologically, the research follows on from the works financed by FAPESP (Regular Project 2018/13637-0) for the exploratory deepening of territorial analysis, verifying the trends and patterns that public and private urban actions and investments have consolidated. From the theoretical framework related to urban morphology, it defines as the main object of research the emblematic cases of cities with transformations of the urban fabric in the period 1990-2019 to confront them with each other and between foreign cases. The discussion of national and international planning paradigms takes place through the concept of regional design; and recent interpretations of urbanization occur through the concepts of central places and city-region. As expected results, we seek to build guidelines for public policies that are applicable in city systems through multilevel and interscale planning instruments. (AU)

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