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Housing production and its impact on the landscape of Latin American cities: case studies regarding metropolitan areas of São Paulo - Brazil and Santiago - Chile

Grant number: 15/07233-6
Support type:Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): June 22, 2015
Effective date (End): December 23, 2015
Field of knowledge:Applied Social Sciences - Architecture and Town Planning - Landscaping
Principal researcher:Eugenio Fernandes Queiroga
Grantee:Verônica Garcia Donoso
Supervisor abroad: Paola Andrea Jirón Martínez
Home Institution: Faculdade de Arquitetura e Urbanismo (FAU). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Research place: Universidad de Chile, Chile  
Associated to the scholarship:13/04592-0 - Dynamics of the contemporary real estate production and their impacts in the landscape of Latin-American cities: the case of the metropolitan areas of São Paulo - Brazil and Santiago - Chile, BP.DR

Abstract

Having two important Latin American metropolitan areas as case studies - São Paulo, Brazil and Santiago, Chile - this research aims to deepen the study of the Latin American Urban Landscape by unveiling its unique characteristics beheld in both cities. The main subject of analysis is the current social housing production, its correlated urban and political implications as well as the social practices undertaken in the open spaces found in the social housing blocks. This investigation has sought a global vision on such comparative study but, most importantly, has based its analysis on local urban form and the open spaces and their uses, striving to grasp the intrinsic reality of each case. The solid contribution of this research to the Brazilian and Latin American Scientific development overall is undoubtedly the distinctiveness observed in local scale phenomena and its importance to describing and explaining key differences and similarities between two important metropolises in the Global South. (AU)

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