Campus Units

Community and Regional Planning

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

10-2015

Journal or Book Title

European Review of Latin American and Caribbean Studies

Volume

99

First Page

113

Last Page

125

Abstract

Brazil faces numerous environmental challenges despite having many laws and policies in place. The implementation process of such laws and policies does not exist a majority of the time, affecting the quality of environmental governance in the country. Within the urban planning context, the City Statute law enacted in 2001 included the environmental dimension of urbanization; however, the wording of this inclusion was vague and broad. For instance, two environmental assessment planning tools of the law are not mandatory at the federal level and are without a defined scope. In this Exploration, a new framework focusing on the environmental dimension of urbanization is proposed. These two planning tools can be developed using the framework, which is based on the concept of carrying capacity and geographical information systems; it includes a combination of participatory mapping (i.e., increasing knowledge) and tactical urbanism (i.e., increasing awareness) to enhance public participation, targeting low-income populations. This combination was chosen because by increasing the knowledge and awareness of the poor who will participate in environmentalrelated projects, it will empower and allow them to exert their influence as citizens more fully.

Comments

This is an article from European Review of Latin American and Caribbean Studies, 99 (2015); 113-125.

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Copyright Owner

Mônica Amaral Haddad

Language

en

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