Globalization and World Cities: Reflections from São Paulo 4/7

Date: Friday 7 May 1999
Time: 18:00
Running time: 123 mins

A symposium co-organized by the Housing and Urbanism programme of the AA Graduate School and the Centre for Brazilian Studies of the University of Oxford. As one of the richest, most internationally integrated, socially divided and physically fragmented metropolitan centres of the developing world, São Paulo provides the starting and focus point for a comparative debate on the significance and impact of globalization. As an extreme case of integration and exclusion, it provides an important insight into the challenges and possibilities for architects and planners.

Session on 'Governance and Planning' moderated by Jorge Fiori, with Raquel Rolnik, Celso Daniel, Jordi Borja, Michael Edwards. A short film documenting the urban development of the municipality of Santo André - a core part of the heavily industrialized Greater ABC region of the metropolitan area of São Paulo - precedes the talk by Celso Daniel, the mayor of Santo André.

NB: Audio slightly distorted during short film. Cuts out during Q & A.

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