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The urban interventions mobility PAC for the World Cup 2014 and removal of communities face the process of spatial restructuring the road system in Fortaleza city for construction of mega-event

Grant number: 14/11756-1
Support type:Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): September 02, 2014
Effective date (End): September 01, 2015
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Geography - Human Geography
Principal researcher:Arlete Moyses Rodrigues
Grantee:Mariana Fernandes Mendes
Supervisor abroad: Anne-Marie Broudehoux
Home Institution: Instituto de Geociências (IG). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil
Research place: Université du Québec à Montréal (UQÀM), Canada  
Associated to the scholarship:13/03804-3 - The routes that removes do not open paths: Spatial restructuring and urban mobility in Fortaleza metropolis and the struggle for the right to the city., BP.DR

Abstract

This doctoral project, whose research is in progress , aims to deepen the theoretical and methodological discussion on the process of spatial restructuring underway in the city of Fortaleza as a result of the transformations brought about by the World Cup being hosted in Brazil this year. However, beyond the investigation of the impacts identified for the construction of this mega event and its consequences for the inhabitants of the host cities, intends with the completion of the internship engage in understanding the processes that produce and move the mega-events intentionally peripheral countries such as Brazil , interfering in the internal policies and production of increasingly unequal entrepreneurial cities with federal support through the resources of the Growth Acceleration Program (PAC). In Fortaleza, road works undertaken by the Pac Cup and Mobility distinguished by large amount of investments made by it and prioritize areas valued by removing its surrounding communities that resist the expropriation process. Being thus questioned the real meaning of these works, which are spatially choicest improvements, restructuring the city in prime locations for consumption, linking the Castellan Arena , the airport and the coastline. In this sense, the standardization of urban mobility has a logistical and operational direction that focuses on corporate use of public space through urban planning strategic character that has wide acceptance of local government (Government of Ceará State and Municipal Government Fortaleza). Thus, so far sought to understand the reasons for these agents in the recovery process of urban space; the reification of urban mobility; the spatial restructuring of metropolitan roads; and contrary to popular resistance in removals from a procedural analysis on the impacts of this mega event, whose legacy is restricted to infrastructural facilities that support the event. (AU)

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