The rescue of old concepts for the city's future: a new mobility plan for São Luís

Cities are derived from the relationship between its inhabitants and the urban space usage, dependent and supported by the access structure, which shows the importance of mobility. Within this context, it is clear the relevance of a proper understanding of its logical distribution given the specific local conditions. In Brazil, like in any other place, an efficient mobility plan allows you to go from point A to point B in a quick way, but it can - and should - take into account economic, sustainable and social properties.


Considering these properties, this work investigates mobility situations abroad, picking up cases of different cities as an example. Creating a new proposal the northeastern brazilian city, São Luís. A town with 1.011.943 inhabitants and 185 bus lines, where does not exist any bus map (!). The proposal should focus on encouraging the human interaction and aiming into increasing the social values, since anchors were detected on the urban tissue.


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The rescue of old concepts for the city's future

Diogo Pires Ferreira
Final thesis July 2011
Francesc Magrinyà
Akkelies Vannes