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.
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.
CEM / Ridc research results

Get to know some works of CEM researchers, national and international

In this page we highlight some Brazilian and international books, individual or joint authoring/editing of researchers from the Center for Metropolitan Studies resulting from the research developed here. In other cases the CEM researchers participate as co-authors. In some cases, it is possible to access the full text version.
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.
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). All data updated until 2016.
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. .

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


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.
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.
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.
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-Registration open for courses in the first half of 2017

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.