of Architecture


La Città in America Latina


Vitor Pessoa Colombo et Gian Paolo Torricelli
« Gentrification, co-presence or social mix? Changes and permanence in the centre of São Paulo »
EspacesTemps.net [En ligne],
Works, 2020 | Mis en ligne le 17 July 2020, consulté le 17.07.2020./  ; DOI : 10.26151/2pdd-xz89
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Can we speak of gentrification in the centre of São Paulo (Brazil)? Or is it rather a situation of copresence between different social classes? Starting from a brief analysis of the Latin-American context and the situation of the urban centres in this region, we address the recent changes in the socio-spatial dynamics of the city of São Paulo. In order to assess the possibility of a gentrification process in its historical centre, we propose a spatial analysis of the evolution of the social fabric and the real estate market in this area, where a process of economic and social reinvestment is seemingly under way.