What is a brazilian “Operação Urbana”?

by Ricardo Trevisan, architect and city planner

The Operação Urbana definition from FAUUSP professor Csaba Deák, PhD: a tool for urban intervention, developed from french ZAC (Zones d’Aménagement Concerté) and from São Paulo previous experience on ‘operações interligadas’ (late 1980’s). It has been largely used on increasing land buiding potential, against a collateral private funding for public urban actions.

This disposal was consolidated by the 2001 Federal Law “Estatuto da Cidade” (a kind of “Cities’ Act”), which Continuar lendo