Evaluation of Governors and Presidents of the Republic

New tool developed by CEM

This tool has been especially developed by the Center for Metropolitan Studies (CEM) in order to present the results of opinion polls on the Evaluation of Governors (in 10 states) and Presidents of the Republic. This project provides free access to researchers and the public information from opinion polls by two research institutes: Ibope (Evaluation and Approval) and Datafolha (Evaluation).
Tool for public policies

An agent-based model to understand the effect of interactions on the distribution of educational resources

Researcher Davoud Taghawi-Nejad (former fellow post-doc at CEM/Cepid) created an on line simulator which deals with information to policy makers with web-based policy simulations. In addition to the simulation tool the researcher incorporated supporting documentation. o test policies intending to increase equality of service distribution in education, this website brings an Agent-Based Model (ABM) that simulates the education spending on the national, state and municipal levels.
Book release on people on the street
"New faces of life on the streets" is a book organized by Taniele Rui (Unicamp and Cebrap), Mariana Martinez (UFSCar and CEM) and Gabriel Feltran (UFSCar and CEM) released by the Federal University of São Carlos publisher, EdUFSCar. The collection features 13 chapters and 5 interviews with the social scientists Marie-Ghislaine Stoffels and Philippe Bourgois as well as comments.
New dataset for São Paulo Metropolitan Region

Circa 20,000 segments have been edited or inserted and their cartographic projection DATUM changed

Update now available on the CEM/Cepid website. From all the CEM georeferenced cartographic files referring to São Paulo’s Metropolitan Region, the thoroughfare database (streets, avenues, lanes, bridges, and overpasses) may be considered the most important. In addition to representing the city’s road infrastructure, allowing one to infer the location of squares, parks, hydrographic channels and to distinguish the city’s urban design, the tool is the perfect instrument for locating and geocoding specific phenomena. In this update, the total number of edited segments reaches 20,000, from which circa 2,500 were inserted.
Seeding Science Project

Center for Metropolitan Studies offers app on Schools

fully online tool has been specially created so that users may learn about the many aspects of the city's schools. The main idea is to allow anyone to learn more about the city’s elementary and middle schools thanks to research developed with the knowledge of the social sciences, geoprocessing, demography, statistics, and programming. To know more about it click here.
Health and Education

Study on the Performance Indexes of Health and Education in Brazil

CEM releases the complete study on Health and Education Performance Indexes in Brazil maps territorial inequalities in health and education quality within the country. Its main objective is to provide broad and disaggregated measures regarding health and education conditions in Brazil. Updated data in October 2016.
CEM releases book on Inequalities

Inequality: How has Brazil changed in the last 50 years

Just released the book that provides contributions to the social sciences concerning the connections between democracy, public policies, and inequality, presenting researches on the history of inequality in Brazil over the past 50 years. It also contains the link for the Methodological and Statistical Annex page. These Annex are available freely and includes charts and figures, supporting materials, CEM Report and Syntax standardization. .

Call to the Center for Metropolitan Studies (CEM) Postdoctoral Research Position/2016 (complete documents / approved candidates)

Inequalities in the city of São Paulo/CEM researcher took part in debate on São Paulo Less Unequal (May 23rd, 2016)

Released in June 2015: A metrópole de São Paulo no século XXI, Espaços, Heterogeneidades e Desigualdades, by Eduardo Marques

CEM researchers participate in the 39th ANPOCS meeting and launch books

CEM / CEPID (RIDC) participates in the 67th meeting of the SBPC

SP Research addresses research developed at CEM/Documentary about changes in large metropolises (TV Cultura/Univesp TV) (May, 30th/2015)

CEM supported the review of the Master Plan of the City of São Paulo.

Housing Developments in São Paulo and Metropolitan Region (1985-2013) (October/2014)

Video record of "Registered in the Margins" Seminar (“Inscrições nas Margens”), which took place on November 8, 2013, in Porto Alegre, by Gabriel Feltran, CEM researcher and professor of UFSCAR.

CEM researcher, professor Eduardo Marques, delivers a Conference at the Association of American Geographers. Available on line.

Podcast of a Seminar presented by Gabriel Feltran (CEM and UFSCar) at the University of London.

Book release by CEM researcher. "Public Policy as a Multidisciplinary Field" ("A Política Pública como Campo Multidisciplinar") was organized by Eduardo Marques (CEM/USP) and Carlos Aurélio Pimenta de Faria. It was released in August/2013.

Centre for Metropolitan Studies presents its new website

New phase of RIDC / CEM 

International book release


International book release

Work on São Paulo in the XXI century, organized by CEM researcher and USP professor, is internationally launched

"São Paulo in the Twenty-First Century: Spaces, Heterogeneities, Inequalities", edited by Eduardo Cesar Leao Marques is now being released by Rutledge. This book analyzes in detail the main social, economic and special transformation of the city of São Paulo. The English version of the book brings substantive incorporation of content.
Special edition - CEM, Oxfam Brazil and Le Monde Diplomatique Brasil

More unequal all the time?

Set of articles, aims to help discussions on various dimensions of inequality, such as income, education, race, gender, urbanism and public safety. We hope this material can open new arenas for dialog and strengthen civil society’s mobilization strategies.
Novos Estudos Cebrap - Dossier Capital Urban

Novos Estudos Cebrap brings a special dossier with CEM researches

The dossier, which is includes the edition of July 2016 Novos Estudos Cebrap, entitled "Capital Urban", brings together articles authored by CEM researchers, and it was coordinated by livre-docente professor of PSD-USP and CEM researcher, Eduardo Cesar L. Marques.
New dataset

CEM includes database of health facilities

New set of georeferenced data provides information compiled CNES (National Register of Health Facilities) of the Ministry of Health. The database provided herein has 23,286 georeferenced health facilities in the Metropolitan Region of São Paulo, such as laboratories, clinics, hospitals,  health professionals, among others (public and private).
New dataset is now on line

CEM makes available database on schools in the CEM in the São Paulo Metropolitan Region

Now on line a recent dataset on schools in the Metropolitan Area of São Paulo. It brings files containing georreferenced digital map of public and private schools in the Greater São Paulo, with the original source information in the 2013 School Census (INEP / MEC). It was used in the CEM's schools app, specially formulated for the general public, where it's possible obtain vast information about the performance and the operating conditions of public schools. The app schools CEM can be accessed freely at an special hotsite.
New dataset available

Dataset from Social Dimensions of Inequality (PDSD)

CEM made publicly available a dataset. The research stems from the Project for Stratification and Social Mobility Indicators, coordinated by the researcher Nelson do Valle Silva (IESP-UERJ). The disclosed set of files contain: Database, Technical notes, Field Material and Questionnaires. To access please register, access is immediate.
Census Database

Census Project/CEM – 50 years of Data

It is available in the Database area a vast set of data of all Demographic Censuses conducted by IBGE for over half a century and also the National Household Sample Survey (PNADs, in Portuguese) containing 35 years of information. The dataset also includes instructions for the usage of the microdata dataset from the Brazilian Demographic Census samples (1960-2010). New stuff:  new data updates relating to datasets: one of them is the latest version of the microdata sample of the Demographic Census 2010 (IBGE on March 11/2016). The improvements provide information corrections, and also new variables were added to Emigration and mortality data. It was also made correction on NHSS 1986 data and made available to NHSS 2014.

TerraView Courses Social Policy

Training on Geoprocessing for urban analysis

CEM offers basic courses on geoprocessing with emphasis in social policies to non-specialists interested in studying more deeply the software. Soon the dates fot the first semester of 2017. For social science researchers using maps to incorporate analysis provides both the space as a dimension of social phenomena (and vice versa), and is a valid form of data presentation.