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Urban Transformations in Rio de Janeiro

Development, Segregation, and Governance

  • Luiz Cesar de Queiroz Ribeiro


  • Comprehensive coverage of urban transformation and urban dynamics in the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in the last thirty years

  • Essential reference book for urban researchers, public officials and social activists

  • Fully illustrated with colorful maps and pictures of Rio de Janeiro metropolis


Part of the The Latin American Studies Book Series book series (LASBS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Territory, Economy and Society

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 25-25
    2. Hipólita Siqueira
      Pages 27-41
    3. Luiz Cesar de Queiroz Ribeiro, Marcelo Gomes Ribeiro
      Pages 43-57
    4. André Ricardo Salata, Michael Chetry
      Pages 59-73
    5. Érica Tavares, Ricardo Antunes Dantas de Oliveira
      Pages 75-90
    6. Rosa Maria Ribeiro da Silva
      Pages 91-107
  3. Segregation and Inequalities

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 109-109
    2. Ricardo Antunes Dantas de Oliveira, Érica Tavares
      Pages 111-126
    3. Luciana Corrêa do Lago, Adauto Lúcio Cardoso
      Pages 127-141
    4. Luiz Cesar de Queiroz Ribeiro, Juciano M. Rodrigues, Filipe Souza Corrêa
      Pages 143-164
    5. Mariane C. Koslinski, Luiz Cesar de Queiroz Ribeiro
      Pages 165-190
    6. Luiz Cesar de Queiroz Ribeiro, Filipe Souza Corrêa
      Pages 191-214
  4. Citizenship, Public Policy and Metropolitan Governance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 215-215
    2. Luiz Cesar de Queiroz Ribeiro, Marianna Olinger
      Pages 217-230
    3. Luiz Cesar de Queiroz Ribeiro, Ana Lucia Nogueira de Paiva Britto
      Pages 257-271
    4. Orlando Alves dos Santos Junior
      Pages 273-286
    5. Igor Pouchain Matela
      Pages 287-302

About this book


This book provides an overview of urban transformations taking place in the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in the last three decades. It analyses urban dynamics within the metropolis and its relationship with Brazilian urban networks.

This book is structured in three main parts with sixteen chapters written by researchers from the Brazilian Metropolitan Observatory in Rio de Janeiro. The aim of the book is to study urban transformation and stagnation with regards to urban mobility and infrastructure, social analysis of territory, housing and housing market, metropolitan governance, demography, residential segregation and inequality of opportunities, among other topics.


urban dynamics in Rio de Janeiro urban governance urban politics urban development urban networks urban infrastructure urban housing

Editors and affiliations

  • Luiz Cesar de Queiroz Ribeiro
    • 1
  1. 1.INCT Observatório das MetrópolesRio de JaneiroBrazil

About the editors

Luiz Cesar de Queiroz Ribeiro is Professor at the Institute of Urban and Regional Research and Planning (IPPUR) at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He is the national coordinator of the Metropolis Observatory (INCT) and Visiting Professor at the Social Sciences Institute at the University of Lisbon, Portugal.  

His research specialties include: urbanization, metropolis, urban dynamics, national territory, socio-spatial inclusion/segregation in metropolis, urban governance and management.

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