Indaiatuba belongs to the Metropolitan Region of Campinas (MRC), has an estimated population of 226,602 inhabitants (IBGE, 2014), urbanization rate of 98.99% (SEADE, 2014), is located just 90 km from the state capital Sao Paulo and is served by major highways and the Viracopos Airport. The city's urbanization was intensified from the 1970s, mainly due to installation of large industries, which contributed to the population growth and demand for housing plots. Great neighborhoods populated by low-income classes emerged at that time, as well as large closed condominiums for the population with high purchasing power. Currently, closed upscale condominiums have grown in size and proportion, with the opening of several projects for this purpose, resulting in socio-spatial segregation and urban sprawl. For the implementation of the research will be used geoprocessing tools for mapping and construction of georeferenced database, which along with fieldwork and literature, will subsidize quantitative and qualitative analysis of the current expansion of horizontal closed condominiums of high standard in Indaiatuba, in order to understand the dynamics of installation of these projects, their main areas of expansion and the consequent impacts on urban space.
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