Urban Design, Planning, and the Politics of Development in Curitiba

Clara Irazábal

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:
Urban Design, Planning, and the Politics of Development in Curitiba

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This chapter examines urban design and planning projects and processes in Curitiba, Brazil, which have been taking place since the 1960s. It discusses some political and institutional factors that have facilitated the development of Curitiba's planning process, and some current urban governance and planning problems the city is facing. It argues that the institution of more effective citizen involvement in Curitiba's decision making is the way to relegitimize and continue the processes of urban design and planning that had such a brilliant start in the 1960s and a commendable implementation record from the 1970s to the early 1990s.

Keywords: urban design; urban planning; Curitiba; Brazil; political factors; institutional factors; citizen involvement

Chapter.  8233 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Society and Culture

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