Spatial fragmentation and self‑organisation

A+BE | Architecture and the Built Environment

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Title Spatial fragmentation and self‑organisation
 
Creator Moreno Pessôa, Igor Tempels
 
Description While Brazilian metropolises are spatially fragmented, at the same time they have abundant bottom-up, spontaneous, self-organised initiatives that usually emerge as a response to a weak or neglected public authorities. Both phenomena are influencing Brazilian metropolises, but we do not know how they influence each other. This paper aims to answer the question: To what extent does spatial fragmentation influence self-organised initiatives? The article is based on an analysis of data collected in São Paulo. It first develops a theoretical reflection on both concepts, fragmentation and self-organisation, followed by an outline of the methods and analysis. The results show that the spatial fragmentation pattern observed in São Paulo is defined by a strongly polarised urban structure that heavily influences the operation of self-organised initiatives. This imposes a limitation on the work area of self-organised initiatives. The study indicates that the relationship between spatial fragmentation and self-organised initiatives, however, is not straightforward and that spatial fragmentation hinders the expansion of the work self-organised initiatives.
 
Publisher TU Delft Open
 
Date 2019-05-03
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier https://journals.open.tudelft.nl/index.php/abe/article/view/3805
 
Source A+BE | Architecture and the Built Environment; No 4 (2019): Planning with self‑organised initiatives; 79-100
A+BE | Architecture and the Built Environment; No 4 (2019): Planning with self‑organised initiatives; 79-100
2214-7233
2212-3202
10.7480/abe.2019.4
 
Language eng
 
Relation https://journals.open.tudelft.nl/index.php/abe/article/view/3805/3868
 

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