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Developing urban design discourse beyond the critical point: the case of Sao Paulo

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posted on 23.02.2012, 10:06 by Robert G. Harland, Maria Cecilia Loschiavo dos Santos, Mario Thadeu Leme de Barros
This paper discusses some environmental challenges confronting humanity over the next fifty years by considering conditions that have emerged over the previous fifty years in one of the world's 'megacities'. Problems of homelessness & poor social housing conditions, ‘visual pollution’ and urban water, are linked through a case study about the City of São Paulo. From the combined perspective of philosophy, the arts, design and engineering, the paper seeks to explain how such diverse disciplinary concerns can be unified through urban design and address a situation that is well beyond what has been called 'the critical point'. Some approaches to urban design are recommended that provide typologies of products and processes to address such challenges.

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  • The Arts, English and Drama

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  • Arts

Citation

HARLAND, R.G. ... et al., 2011. Developing urban design discourse beyond the critical point: the case of Sao Paulo. IN: Roozenburg, N.F.M. ... et al. (eds.) Diversity and Unity: Proceedings of IASDR, the 4th World Conference on Design Research, Delft, the Netherlands, 31 October - 4 November.

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IASDR © the author

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AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Publication date

2011

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This paper was presented at IASDR 2011, the 4th World Conference on Design Research, October 31 - November 4, 2011, Delft: http://www.iasdr2011.org

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en

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Loughborough Publications

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