Metropolitan Regions: Challenges for Sustainability and Governance of Periurban Areas in Brazil

Coy, Martin, Sandholz, Simone, Topfer, Tobias and Zirkl, Frank, (2018). Metropolitan Regions: Challenges for Sustainability and Governance of Periurban Areas in Brazil. Confins - revista franco-brasilieira de geografia, 38 n/a-n/a

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  • Sub-type Journal article
    Author Coy, Martin
    Sandholz, Simone
    Topfer, Tobias
    Zirkl, Frank
    Title Metropolitan Regions: Challenges for Sustainability and Governance of Periurban Areas in Brazil
    Appearing in Confins - revista franco-brasilieira de geografia
    Volume 38
    Publication Date 2018
    Place of Publication Paris/São Paulo
    Publisher Confins
    Start page n/a
    End page n/a
    Language eng
    Abstract Metropolization has become a global phenomenon of urbanization. In a highly urbanized country like Brazil this process is visible in mega cities as well as in regional metropoles, leading to vast urbanized areas stretching from the core cities to formerly distant neighborhood municipalities. Enormous urban agglomerations like the Macrometropole Paulista are the impressive result, however coming with significant challenges in governing such huge but highly fragmented areas. Especially the most populous Brazilian metropolitan areas have to deal with peri-urban development challenges like the lack of infrastructure and public security or new forms of fragmentation that come along with social and ecological problems. Overcoming these challenges is a remarkable task for the municipal, regional and national level. Based on a classification of different phases of peri-urban development that can be distinguished since the 1960s this paper analyses the development of Brazil’s metropolitan areas. Different forms of governance as well as concepts of sustainable approaches to deal with urban challenges are assessed based on the cases of Sao Paulo, Curitiba and Recife.
    UNBIS Thesaurus BRAZIL
    Keyword peri-urban development
    Fragmentation
    Urban governance
    Curitiba
    São Paulo
    Recife
    Copyright Holder Confins
    Copyright Year 2018
    Copyright type All rights reserved
    DOI 10.4000/confins.16904
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