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Contemporary Urbanism Brazil: Beyond Brasilia

Vicente del Rio and William Siembieda

Abstract

For decades, a succession of military regimes and democratic governments in Brazil sought to shape the future of their society through the manipulation of urban spaces. Planned cities were built that reflected the ideals of high modernism, and urban designers and planners created clean-cut minimalist spaces that reflected the hope for an idyllic future in a still-developing nation. But these cities were criticized as “utopian dreams” in a country plagued with the urban realities of rampant sprawl and the infamous slums known as favelas. In this international collection, architects, urban plann ... More

Keywords: Brazil, urban spaces, planned cities, utopian dreams, favelas, modernism, regenerating

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780813032818
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813032818.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Vicente del Rio, editor
California Polytechnic State University

William Siembieda, editor

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