• Governance and strategies for a sustainable built environment
  • Urban sustainability and mobility in São Paulo city’s 2002 and 2014 master plans. A comparative analysis

    ABSTRACT: This article aims to discuss the contemporary urban-territorial policies pointing to sustainable development of cities. To do this, it investigates two different moments of urban planning for the city of São Paulo: the Municipal Strategic Master Plan approved in 2014 and the previous Master Plan, from 2002, making a comparative approach. The paper discusses the urban mobility issue […]

  • Governance and strategies for a sustainable built environment
  • Application of the “ladder of citizen participation” to the analysis of the São Paulo Master Plan revision process

    ABSTRACT: Urban planning promoted in Brazil by the “Estatuto da Cidade” (City Statute) establishes the Participatory Master Plan as the primary tool for urban policy, citing citizen participation as a way of guiding urban development and planned occupation. There is an assumption that participatory processes must include the preparation of studies and the conducting of analyses, as well as […]

  • Governance and strategies for a sustainable built environment
  • Assessment criteria for the level of integration of urban water and land use management

    ABSTRACT: The growth of population density in urban areas has exacerbated the negative impacts on water resources, such as pollution due to higher effluent discharge and flooding due to soil impermeabilisation. Such problems worsen when public policies and territorial management practices are not integrated. This paper recognizes the importance of integrating water resource management with land use management to […]

  • Sustainable urban mobility and accessibility
  • Desenvolvimento orientado do trânsito no novo contexto da participação do cidadão

    ABSTRACT: Innovations that enable citizen participation in planning and city management have been responsible for a revolution of the relationship with the environment. It is reflects in urban models which until recently were considered solutions for a good planning, as the Transport Oriented Development (TOD) that uses urban development concepts, integrating land use with transport system. This article aims […]

  • Urban planning for sustainable communities
  • Household Waste Management: a preliminary assessment of urban planning solutions

    ABSTRACT: Currently, there are numerous challenges regarding the management of household waste. Since the city is an important pole of consumption of raw materials, it is also the main environment where most of the activities related to the management of this waste are performed. With new requirements resulting from the increased demand for services and infrastructure, urban planning should […]

  • Urban planning for sustainable communities
  • Outdoor ventilation and urban planning: comparative study between climatic measurements and CFD simulation

    ABSTRACT: Natural ventilation is essential to air quality and is one of the main strategies to achieve thermal comfort in urban areas in humid tropical regions, such as the study area in Vitória (Espírito Santo, Brazil). However, the wind is one of the most modified variables with the urbanization process, which makes it essential to understand the impact of […]

  • Sustainability assessment tools
  • Critical overview of urban sustainability assessment tools

    ABSTRACT: Sustainability assessment has been promoted by several institutions and organizations in order to encourage sustainable practices in the building sector. The scope of the first assessment tools was on buildings and building solutions. Research within this field of knowledge is already well established. But very recently, there has been a progressive development of tools aiming at broader scales […]

  • Sustainability assessment tools
  • Construction of indicators systems tool for making decision to related stormwater management problems

    ABSTRACT: Large part of volume of water that reaches the river and drainage systems comes from runoff due to the waterproofing process of urban space and paving the riverbeds and streams. The management of cities should take into account the sustainability and for this, the indicators are important tools to aid decision making, use and land occupation, and thus […]

  • The BIM concept applied to sustainable buildings and cities
  • The project performance simulation for more sustainable built environments and the Integrated Modification Methodology

    ABSTRACT: In the performance project, several important decisions are taken in isolation and arbitrarily, without a reliable projection of the final result. The knowledge lack of that performance in the designing process waste opportunities and can transfer to the user and the environment from the errors impacts and costs for the corrections. Thus, this highlights the need of a […]