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GLE- Brazil: Resilient Cities

Last updated June 03, 2014

            GLI-Brazil 1(smaller)

 Student Session at the University of Sao Paulo

 

Title of the Unit

GLE– Brazil: Resilient Cities

 

Aim and Contents

GLE-Brazil delegation went to Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro in Brazil in November 9-18, 2013. Under the theme of “Resilient Cities”, the visit focused on how cities prepare for possible failures, not only from natural disasters, but also through urban management and grand-scale events. In Sao Paulo, GPSS-GLI worked together with students from the University of Sao Paulo during the student session in the Todai Forum Brazil and discussed about the vulnerabilities in urban areas using Sao Paulo’s context. The second part of the program was composed of field work in Rio de Janeiro, a city that is undergoing major changes to prepare for the Olympics in 2016. This visit helped us learn how favela pacification has been done to reduce crime rate. We also learned about well the cities’ development plans to accommodate visitors in the upcoming international World Cup sport event. -Fatma Dyah, Doctoral student of GPSS-GLI

 

Keywords of contents
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Resilient city, natural disasters, urban management

 

Time and Place

Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro in Brazil in November 9-18, 2013

 

Collaborating partners/ organizations

Incubadora Tecnológica de Cooperativas Populares – ITCP (ITCP/COPPE-UFRJ) (English: Graduate School of Engineering (COPPE), University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ))

Faculdade de Arquitetura e Urbanismo, Universidade de São Paulo (English: School of Architecture and Urban Planning, University of São Paulo  (contact: Prof. Maria Cecilia Loschiavo dos Santos - full professor)

 

Related faculty members

Project Associate Professor Miguel Esteban, Graduate Program in Sustainability Science- Global Leadership Initiative (GPSS-GLI), Graduate Graduate School of Frontier Sciences (GSFS), The University of Tokyo/ natural disasters, renewable energy, tsunami, typhoon

Project Researcher Chiahsin Chen, Graduate Program in Sustainability Science- Global Leadership Initiative (GPSS-GLI), Graduate Graduate School of Frontier Sciences (GSFS), The University of Tokyo/ Public communication of Science & Technology, Science & Technology Policy, higher education

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Favela Santa Marta, Rio de Janeiro

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