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Reshaping the Metropolitan Territory

Carlos Leite

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/9780813032818.003.0012
Reshaping the Metropolitan Territory

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This chapter examines the concept of contemporary urban interventions in São Paulo Paulo, Brazil. It analyzes the city's process of territorial transformation and the new possibilities for urban intervention and design and discusses three recent complementary urban interventions. It also attempts to answers questions concerning the ability of urban design to rescue immense degraded historic areas without creating scenic simulacra and the management of wastelands in the context of urbanism.

Keywords: urban interventions; São Paulo; Brazil; territorial transformation; urban design; historic areas; wastelands; urbanism

Chapter.  6917 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Society and Culture

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