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Urbanization Processes and Urban Morphology in the Periphery of Capitalism: São Paulo, Jakarta, Hanoi and Belo Horizonte

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Name of the Asset | Urbanization Processes and Urban Morphology in the Periphery of Capitalism: São Paulo, Jakarta, Hanoi and Belo Horizonte
Type of Asset | Working Paper
Date | July 2013

Summary

This study is an urban morphology comparative study between four southern cities: São Paulo, Jakarta, Hanoi and Belo Horizonte. It aims to disclose common spatial consequences of similar urban development processes, using urban morphology, or the study of the process of formation and transformation of human settlements, coupled with direct observation and fieldwork by three researchers involved in the study.

The study makes a host of observations regarding urban morphology in the South. The urban development processes investigated had an impact on form, creating similar outcomes, in the cities, fragments and samples observed. Results discuss a range of analytic scales – overall and local socio-politic, economic, cultural dynamics, the city, the fragment and a sampling of existing urban conditions. The particularities found in each case study also presented helpful lessons for the others, important to frame the materialization of the southern city in general.

Authors:

  • Eliana Rosa de Queiroz Barbosa, Universidade Nove De Julho, Brazil
  • Patrícia Capanema Alvares Fernandes, Berlage Institute Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • Nguyen Thanh Tú, National University of Civil Engineering, Vietnam

Country and/or Region | South East Asia
Name of the Program | Urbanization and Development: Delving Deeper into the Nexus
Funder(s) | Institutional Capacity Strengthening Fund (ICSF) of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) as part of the IDB Initiative on Strengthening Policy Links between Latin America and Asia, and the Government of the People’s Republic of China

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