Publication: Motionless Movement: The Brazilian urban crisis from the creation of the Ministry of Cities to the great protests of 2013
This article aims to investigate the period between the creation of the Ministry of Cities in 2003 and the great protests of June 2013 in Brazil. It looks for the connections between the greatest set of riots in the recent history of the country and the accentuation of the urban crisis, with special focus on the role (potential and real) of public policies in the transformation of cities. My main hypotheses are that, despite the economic growth and poverty reduction that took place in the period, some of the historical urban problems were accentuated; that the urban reform agenda built for years by popular movements, culminating in the creation of the Ministry of Cities, could, if implemented, have dealt with the structural problems of Brazilian cities; and that this mismatch between project and achievement contributed in a relevant way to bubble up the cauldron that exploded in June 2013. Keywords: Brazilian cities; urban mobility; housing; urban policies.
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