Sustainable Corridors

2019 Symposium

Sustainable corridors? Exploring the interface between infrastructure planning and social transformation at the metropolitan scale

In November 2019, researchers, practitioners and other stakeholders came together at Cebrap and Unifesp in São Paulo to discuss how corridors are conceptualised, developed, and lived in contemporary cities. The focus of the symposium was on São Paulo, where a tradition of corridor planning is shaping contemporary metropolitan development. The event examined if corridors are a planning boundary that can critically integrate planned infrastructure, environmental concerns, and social issues into a metropolitan scale. Focusing on actors involved in related activities, the event explored the relationship between the planning of infrastructure and its transformative impacts for sustainable outcomes in local communities.

To see the program, click here.

The event was funded by Utrecht University’s hub on Transforming Infrastructures for Sustainable Cities and hosted by the the Federal University São Paulo (Unifesp) and Cebrap.

Organizers: Abigail Friendly, Kei Otsuki, Martijn Oosterbaan (Utrecht University), Kristine Stiphany (Texas Tech), Osmany Porto de Oliveira, Gabriela de Brelàz (Unifesp)