Book: Urban Latin America: Part 2: Planning Latin American Cities: Dependencies and “Best Practices”

Issue #213 Mar 2017 Volume 44-2

Angotti and Irazábal – Intruducion

Maricato – The future of global peripheral cities

Valenzuela – Private Poduction of Social Housing in Mexico

Franz – Urban Governance and Development in Medellín 

Sotomayor – Urban Policy in Medellín

Hunt – Bogotá’s Transmilenio

Montero – Worlding Ciclovía

Friendly – Urban Policy and Social Movements in Brazil

Albert – Power and Citizen Participation in Santo André

Koch and Sánchez – Participation without Power in Barraquilla

Sosa – Mobility and Politics in Mexico City

 

Anúncios

Inglês

Book: Urban Latin America: Part 2: Planning Latin American Cities: Dependencies and “Best Practices”

Issue #213 Mar 2017 Volume 44-2

Angotti and Irazábal – Intruducion

Maricato – The future of global peripheral cities

Valenzuela – Private Poduction of Social Housing in Mexico

Franz – Urban Governance and Development in Medellín 

Sotomayor – Urban Policy in Medellín

Hunt – Bogotá’s Transmilenio

Montero – Worlding Ciclovía

Friendly – Urban Policy and Social Movements in Brazil

Albert – Power and Citizen Participation in Santo André

Koch and Sánchez – Participation without Power in Barraquilla

Sosa – Mobility and Politics in Mexico City

 


 

 

Book: Urban Latin America: Inequalities and Neoliberal Reforms (Latin American Perspectives in the Classroom)

Tom Angotti (editor)
Rowman & Littlefield17/08/2017

LABHAB 20 anos

O LABHAB – Laboratório de Habitação e Assentamentos da FAUUSP completa 20 anos! Para comemorar foram lançados os Cadernos do LABHAB com 2 livros editados pela Annablume – dos Professores Tom Angotti (do Pratt Institute de Nova Iorque) e do José Baravelli (FAUUSP) e foi realizada uma mesa redonda no IAB-SP com ambos autores.
Não quero deixar de reconhecer a importância do trabalho do grupo de professores reunidos atualmente no LABHAB. Trata-se de um time de craques. Mas além de muito competentes e produtivos eles mantém uma postura política que dignifica a USP e o meio universitário de um modo geral. Combinam ensino/pesquisa e extensão de uma forma rara na academia sempre visando ampliar o papel social da universidade pública. São muito estimados pelos alunos devido ao respeito e dedicação que que lhes devotam e a postura ética que assumem. Fazem um trabalho que é relativamente pouco divulgado pelo grupo. Não são competitivos e nem colocam seus egos acima (o que é muito comum na universidade) do interesse coletivo.
Ontem participei de uma reunião do Labhab com os grupos de estudantes da FAUUSP que fazem extensão e pude constatar a importância que essa prática está assumindo contribuindo para aproximar a universidade da realidade espacial e social.
Minhas homenagens ao nosso time de acadêmicos militantes : João Whitaker, Karina Leitão (que organizaram os eventos), Maria Lucia Refinetti Martins, Camila Otavianno, Caio Santo Amore, Luciana Royer, Eduardo Nobre, Beatriz Ruffino, Jorge Bassani. Se esqueci alguém voltarei a escrever.
Segue o vídeo da mesa redonda no IAB gravado por Carina Serra.

Melancolia na desigualdade urbana

A vida urbana, principalmente nas grandes metrópoles, tem revelado um alto grau de desencanto e solidão. Ao invés das cidades serem espaços de convivência e socialização, as más condições de moradia, a dificuldade de mobilidade e a ausência de espaços de lazer parecem estar levando seus cidadãos a um estado de melancolia coletiva.

Café Filosófico CPFL _16/04

 

Overcoming Deep Inequality in Brazilian Cities: An Interview with Erminia Maricato

By Brian Mier, Research Associate at the Council on Hemispheric Affairs’ Brazil Unit

Erminia Maricato is one of Brazil’s most renowned urban planners. In addition to having published 11 books and contributed nearly 40 book chapters, her lectures, often in public forums and protests, regularly draw large crowds of young people. But she is not merely an academic. Maricato was a key player in four of the most important moments in the last 30 years of Brazilian urban reform.

Maricato was an actor in the movement that created and ratified, through popular petition, articles 182 and 183 of the 1988 Brazilian constitution These articles declare that the social function of property overrides the profit motive and set guidelines for radical urban reform. From 1989-1992, she served as São Paulo’s Secretary of Housing and Urban Development within one of the most progressive big-city governments of all time, working alongside Education Secretary Paulo Freire. In this position, Maricato helped create innovative policies that provided technical support for urban social movements to appropriate abandoned buildings and vacant land and convert the properties to self-managed social housing in accordance with the constitution—policies that were later replicated in hundreds of cities across Brazil. She was active in helping create and ratify the landmark Statute of the City in 2001, which creates guidelines for adherence to constitutional articles 182 and 183 and mandates that every city with a population over 20,000 has to facilitate a regular participatory development plan with full budget transparency. From 2003 to 2005, while serving under former Porto Alegre Mayor Olivio Dutra in the Federal Ministry of  Cities, Maricato acted as the technical coordinator of President Luis Inacio “Lula” da Silva’s national urban development policy.

In March of this year,  a progressive coalition of labor unions, social movements, student groups, and academic and professional associations called the Frente Brasil Popular  brought over one million people onto the streets in scores of cities across Brazil, protesting illegitimate president Michel Temer’s neoliberal pension and labor reforms. These protests were billed by their coordinators as warmups for a national strike that will begin on April 28.  At 70 years old, Maricato is coordinating participatory processes to develop the Frente Brasil Popular‘s urban strategy, something she says is for the mid to long term, as “we have some tough times ahead of us.”

I interviewed Maricato in her home in São Paulo’s Pinheiros neighborhood on April 7, 2017.

http://www.coha.org/overcoming-deep-inequality-in-brazilian-cities-an-interview-with-erminia-maricato/