New book of CEM's researchers

Voices at the edge: peripheries, aesthetics and politics

The collection brings together articles on the cultural production of Brazilian urban peripheries, edited by Giordano Barbin Bertelli and Gabriel de Santis Feltran, this is the second volume of the Marginalia Collection of Urban Studies, coordinated by Gabriel de Santis Feltran. The collection brings together articles from several researchers dedicated to the cultural production of Brazilian urban peripheries and presents the public with the approach to the theme of language (s) and aesthetics (s) produced / consumed by marginalized groups in the contemporary urban scenario . It is a matter of focusing linguistic, artistic-cultural and aesthetic expressions, present in the sociability of these groups and of attending to their multiple political meanings.


Dataset of cycling routes of the municipality of São Paulo

Center for Metropolitan Studies provides a dataset related to mobility by bicycles

From now on, the city of São Paulo now has a picture of bicycle lanes, bike lifts and shared bicycle stations. CEM makes available on its website three georeferenced databases related to the theme of bicycle mobility in the city of São Paulo. The database may be accessed through the CEM Database. Access is immediate after user registration.
CEM Working Paper Series

Social movements, institutionalization and agency domains, by Adrian Gurza Lavalle, Euzeneia Carlos, Monika Dowbor and José Szwako

The more recent paper in the series WP CEM 019/2017 is already on the air. "Social movements, institutionalization and agency domains " aims to understand the institutionalization (transformation in institutions) of the demands and resources of action of social movements in the State is an analytical operation nothing trivial. It is argued that the main literatures oriented, in principle, to illuminate such institutionalization - pluralism, neocorporativism and theories of social movements - rest on conceptual presuppositions that now eclipse the processes of institutionalization, sometimes reducing their diversity and inducing peculiarly restrictive readings of them. However, the institutionalization of the agendas of social movements' demands is a phenomenon of the most remarkable in post-transition Brazil and demands analytical frameworks conducive to guiding their full understanding. In a critical dialogue with the tradition of neo-institutionalism, the authors develop and show the cognitive gains of a proposal of approach - that of the domain of agency - oriented by the presupposition of the mutual constitution between the State and civil society, radically relational and centered in processes of institutionalization of range, characteristic of the recent history of the country.
Course: what produces violence?
The "What produces violence" course is part of the project "Tackling Violence in Latin America" will be held between August and November in São Paulo. Partnership between CEM and the British Council. Enrollment closed.
Bus lines in the city of São Paulo

Center for Metropolitan Studies (CEM / Ridc) launches the first georeferenced and consolidated dataset

The dataset includes 2,349 municipal bus lines with first and last departure times, line extension, area of the interconnected system of departure (SPTrans regional division) subsystem to which the line belongs, day or night class and the number of segments Of the place that composes. This is the first set of consolidated georeferenced data with free public access concerning the universe of bus lines in the city of São Paulo, tracing a portrait of the bus lines in the month of September 2015. With adjustments implemented in June 2017
Inequality In Motion

Special booklet produced by CEM, Oxfam Brasil and Le Monde Diplomatique Brasil

In January, the CEM-Center for Metropolitan Studies in partnership with Oxfam Brasil and Le Monde Diplomatique Brasil, launched the special Inequality In Motion special booklet. The special edition includes articles that address the challenges that the new mayors of the Brazilian municipalities will face on 2017.
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.
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.

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

Researcher at the Center for Metropolitan Studies joins the Prix International Committee of Géograph

Book release on people on the street

CEM releases book on Inequalities: Inequality: How has Brazil changed in the last 50 years

Novos Estudos Cebrap - Dossier Capital Urban

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


Book release about Campinas
Book organized by the researcher of CEM and Nepo, professor of free teaching at Unicamp, José Marcos Pinto da Cunha and Camila Areias Falcão, is released in digital version by Librum Editorial.  The publication is the result of researches at the Center for Metropolitan Studies (CEM / Cepid), Nepo (Núcleo de Estudos de População "Elza Berquó") and Nesur (Núcleo de Economia Social, Urbana e Regional), from Unicamp. The publication is edited by professor José Marcos Pinto da Cunha and by Camila Areias Falcão and is freely available for download in various formats (see below).
International book release on Comparative Territorial Politics

New book co-authored and co-edited by CEM director, professor Marta Arretche

"Inequality and Governance in the Metropolis; Place Equality Regimes and Fiscal Choices in Eleven Counties" undertakes the first systematic, multi-country investigation into how regimes of place equality, consisting of multilevel policies, institutions and governance at multiple scales, influence spatial inequality in metropolitan regions. 
Slums and irregular settlements in the Municipality of São Paulo

A study carried out by CEM / Cepid for Sehab / PMSP in 2016 is now available

Partnership between CEM / Cepid and Sehab/ PMSP updates data on slums and irregular settlements in the city of São Paulo.The work done in 2016 carried out the quantification and estimation of the residents of slums (favelas) and irregular subdivisions of São Paulo from 2000 to 2010.
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.
Demographic census and NHSSs

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). The data of all the investigations carried out in the field between 1976 and 2015 referring to National Household Sampling Surveys (PNAD) are gathered here. New stuff: updates of PNAD data were incorporated (June, 2017).

Available for download

TerraView Social Policy - Software, data base and course Manual

In addition to offering the basic course (face-to-face) of Geoprocessing TerraView Social Policy, CEM offers the course software and manual for use free of charge. Just go to the page below (GIS-Geographic Information System area) and register.
Animations: Paths of Inequalities

Videos explain to a broader public about CEM researches

CEM - Center for Metropolitan Studies and Ciência USP report on the Brazilian inequality in the last fifty years.All these animations were produced from the conclusions of researches and analyzes of the census from 1960 to 2010 that resulted in the book "Trajectory of Inequalities: How Brazil has changed in the last 50 years", organized by Marta Arretche and were produced by DnA Design & Animation.
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