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The Performance of Urban Form in the Construction of a Place: Quality of Design in a 1930's Residential Area in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
8th International Seminar on Urban Form Proceedings: Cincinnati, OH
  • Vicente del Rio, California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo
Publication Date
9-1-2001
Abstract
How much of the original urban design of an area leads to its perceived qualities, to its public image, and to its recognition as a special place by its users? In this paper we present the preliminary results of a comparative study of residential areas in the city of Rio de Janeiro - Brazil that are highly regarded as special places by both their communities and the population at large. Our research tries to understand which aspects of the original design of these places still remain today and may be held responsible for their popular success, and which design fundamentals are common to all of them. We will comment on the first case-study in our research, the area called General Glicerio, a residential development of the late thirties.
Citation Information
Vicente del Rio. "The Performance of Urban Form in the Construction of a Place: Quality of Design in a 1930's Residential Area in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil" 8th International Seminar on Urban Form Proceedings: Cincinnati, OH (2001) p. 58 - 60
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/vdelrion/4/