Chapter

Introduction

Vicente del Rio

in Contemporary Urbanism Brazil

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print December 2008 | ISBN: 9780813032818
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813039275 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5744/florida/9780813032818.003.0001
Introduction

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This introduction discusses the evolution of urbanism in Brazil. It starts with the birth of modernism and covers the military regime, the democratic movements of the 1980s, the expansion of the notion of urban intervention, and the various urbanism approaches applied to the city at the beginning of the twenty-first century. It concludes that as the new millennium progresses, Brazilian urbanism faces interesting and promising possibilities that will significantly affect the future of cities in Brazil.

Keywords: urbanism; Brazil; modernism; military regime; democratic movements; urban intervention; cities

Chapter.  14259 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Society and Culture

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