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Spatial Justice and the City of São Paulo

Wagner, Cynthia

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SWD-Schlagwörter: Gerechtigkeit , São Paulo , Städtebau , Brasilien
Institut: Geographie
DDC-Sachgruppe: Geografie, Reisen
Dokumentart: Bachelor Thesis
Sprache: Englisch
Erstellungsjahr: 2011
Publikationsdatum: 08.03.2012
Kurzfassung auf : Not only time has influence on the formation of societies, but also space. People do not only write history, they also produce spaces. And just like history retroacts on social development processes, space forms society. A socially segregated society is controlled through space. The place of residence of a person already determines a big part of its fixed opportunities and conditions. Also, the living location is already suggested by the social class of a person within a capitalist structured society. Those socio-spatial structures lead to an unjust distribution of all kinds of goods, such as the access to basic living conditions, public services, infrastructure, education and work, and psychologically or socially defined restricted spaces. Injustices therefore can only be cured by changing their spatial manifestations.

As Brazil is one of the economically uprising and promising BRIC countries, its development involves chances and risks. If unjust conditions remain, its long-term advancement is rather unlikely. The changes within the country are especially visible and present in its principal metropolis: São Paulo.
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