January 06, 2008

Revitalising São Pãulo’s City Centre: Strategies for Anhangabaú & Quadra das Artes

An analysis of Sao Paulo’s city center and their recommendations for revitalizing it, with a foreward and afterword by Luc Nadal, ITDP Technical Director for Urban Development.  It is in both Portuguese and English. 

Eminently walkable, cyclable, transit-proximate and overall space and resource-efficient, the historic center of Sao Paulo has great potential as a sustainable and people centered urban environment. After a half century of decline loss of activities and jobs, and loss of residents to newly fashionable and largely car-dependant areas, the center of Sao Paulo may have recently begun to come back,. The Quadra 27 project is a key par of these ongoing efforts. The cultural hub can be expected to reinforce and modernize the cultural offering of the historic center of Sao Paulo. 


Eminentemente percorrivel a pe ou de bicicleta, dotado de bom acesso por transporte publico, com un espaco publico abrangente e dotado infra-estructura efficiente, o centro distorico de Sao Paulo apresenta um enorme potencial para abrigar um ambiente urban sustenavel que tem o homem como centro. Apos meio seculo de declinio, perda de atividades e empregos alem da oerda de moradores oara areas novas e dependentes de automovel, o centro de Sao Paulo parece ter recetemente iniciado a reversao desta situacao.  O projeto de Quadra 27 e um ponto chave neste processo. O polo cultural devera reforcar e modernizar a oferta cultural do Centro Historico de Sao Paulo.

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