Urban Renewal and Mobility: The Batata Square Project

Urban Operations aim to promote improvements in pre-selected areas of the city, through partnerships between the Public Administration and private partners. A specific law establishes goals to be achieved in each Urban Operation area, and the mechanisms of incentive and benefit. The group of actions addressed to the Batata Square is unprecedented, relevant and is inserted in the chapter of the greater questions of urbanism in Sao Paulo. Neighborhood centers, when valued and induced, are natural elements of polarization, diffusion, equilibrium and sustainability, be it in terms of tradition and history as the case addressed, or in recent developments. The long period of 11 years for the implementation of the project (2002-2013), from the selection of the winning proposal to the end of construction work, reflects the small Brazilian expertise on urban renewal projects of high complexity.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 11p
  • Monograph Title: CODATU XV: The role of urban mobility in (re)shaping cities

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01485899
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: TLIB, TRIS
  • Created Date: May 14 2013 2:55PM