William Siembieda

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:

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This concluding chapter sums up the key findings of this study on the evolution of urbanism in Brazil. The results reveal that urban intervention projects have been used in Brazil to regenerate space and to open more opportunities to create and re-create the urban realm and that social inclusion projects were launched on the belief that government can use urbanism and the urban design process to respond to an existing territorial logic. The new towns of Brasília and Palmas demonstrate that modernism alone does not produce a better city; it simply yields a city with a distinct spatial structure based on formal principles.

Keywords: urbanism; Brazil; urban intervention; social inclusion; urban design; territorial logic; Brasília; Palmas; new towns

Chapter.  4903 words. 

Subjects: Society and Culture

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