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Urban Space Production and Socioenvironmental Risk: Social Vulnerability in Areas of Flood and Mass Movement Susceptibility in the Municipality of Ilhabela-SP

Grant number: 23/02818-2
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): April 01, 2023
Effective date (End): December 31, 2023
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Geography - Human Geography
Principal Investigator:Raul Reis Amorim
Grantee:Gustavo Pinheiro Strini Piedade
Host Institution: Instituto de Geociências (IG). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:22/03080-4 - Water resources management and the impacts of flooding on bagasas: the study of susceptibility, vulnerability, exposure and resilience to flooding in Brazilian cities, AP.PNGP.PI


The cases of floods and mass movements occur frequently in Brazilian cities, especially with the process of production and reproduction of urban space, accelerated and with socio-spatial inequalities that have occurred in recent decades. The present study aims to analyze the vulnerability of socio-environmental risks, from the survey of areas susceptible to disasters, correlated with the advance of urbanization in the municipality of Ilhabela to identify the areas exposed to risks. The geographic selection is located in the central region of the city, consisting of the neighborhoods of Água Branca, Barra Velha, Cocaia, Itaguaçu, Itaquanduba, Perequê and Reino, where there is a higher occurrence of socio-environmental disasters and a higher population concentration in the municipality. To analyze the study, the concepts of Urban Geography Theory will be addressed, as well as Socio-environmental Risks, with the concepts of susceptibility, vulnerability and exposure. The methods for conducting the research are based on the survey and bibliographic review related to the theme of the study and the cartographic base for the construction of an inventory with spatial data of the region. Also like the use of geotechnologies, with remote sensing, geographic information systems, and digital cartography for processing spatial analysis and producing maps.

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