O plano diretor como instrumento de um pacto social urbano: quem põe o guizo no gato?

Linda M. P. Gondim


In the debates on the new master plans, made mandatory by the 1988
Constitution for all cities over 20,000 inhabitants, a recurrent proposal was
to treat them as "social pacts" between the government and the population,
aiming at the socioeconomic reform of urban areas. This paper discusses
the viability and the limits of such proposal, in a context of great poverty,
social inequality, and a fragile democracy. Besides including the government
and popular movements, a plan based on a pact for urban reform
must have the support of some "urban elites", such as real estate businessmen
and the techno bureaucracy In charge of city management. As a
previous condition to design strategies for the pact, it is necessary to know
more about the ideas and the specific interests of these groups, which
have not received enough attention in the Brazilian planning literature.


Planejamento urbano; Pactos sociais

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ISSN 1980-2668