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Total Projects in the city of sÃo paulo: 40





São Paulo is the largest city in Brazil, the largest city proper in the southern hemisphere and the Americas and the world's seventh largest city by population. The metropolis is anchor to the São Paulo metropolitan area, ranked as the second most populous metropolitan area in the Americas and among the ten largest metropolitan areas in the world. São Paulo is the capital of the state of São Paulo, Brazil's most populous state. It exerts strong regional influence in commerce, finance, arts and entertainment and a strong international influence. The name of the city honors Saint Paul of Tarsus.

Urban planning

São Paulo has a history of actions, projects and plans related to urban planning that can be traced to the governments of Antonio da Silva Prado, Baron Duprat, Washington and Luis Francisco Prestes Maia. However, in general, the city was formed during the 20th century, growing from village to metropolis through a series of informal processes and irregular urban sprawl.

Thus, São Paulo differs considerably from other Brazilian cities such as Belo Horizonte and Goiânia, whose initial expansion followed determinations by a plan, or a city like Brasília, whose master plan had been fully developed prior to construction.

The effectiveness of these plans has been seen by some planners and historians as questionable. Some of these scholars argue that such plans were produced exclusively for the benefit of the wealthier strata of the population while the working classes would be relegated to the traditional informal processes.

In São Paulo until the mid-1950s, the plans were based on the idea of "demolish and rebuild", including former Mayor Prestes Maia São Paulo's road plan (known as the Avenues Plan) or Saturnino de Brito's plan for the Tietê River.

In 1968 the Urban Development Plan proposed the Basic Plan for Integrated Development of São Paulo, under the administration of Figueiredo Ferraz. The main result was zoning laws. It lasted until 2004 when the Basic Plan was replaced by the current Master Plan.

That zoning, adopted in 1972, designated "Z1" areas (residential areas designed for elites) and "Z3" (a "mixed zone" lacking clear definitions about their characteristics). Zoning encouraged the growth of suburbs with minimal control and major speculation.

Photos by Plínio Dondon.

Source: wikipedia

Featured Projects

  • Address: Rua João Brícola, 24 - Centro, SÃO PAULO, Brazil
  • Latitude: -23.54569
  • Longitude: -46.63408
  • Address: R. do Lago, 876 - Butantã, SÃO PAULO, Brazil
  • Latitude: -23.56031
  • Longitude: -46.72987
  • Address: Avenida Cruzeiro do Sul,2630, SÃO PAULO, Brazil
  • Latitude: -23.5073
  • Longitude: -46.625
  • Address: R. Santa Cruz, 325 - Vila Mariana, SÃO PAULO, Brazil
  • Latitude: -23.59643
  • Longitude: -46.63344
  • Address: Rua Vergueiro, 1000 - Paraíso, SÃO PAULO, Brazil
  • Latitude: -23.57144
  • Longitude: -46.64026