BRICS-Urbe

The BRICS-Urbe

BRICS-Urbe is a research program dedicated to the study of urban issues in BRICS cities and, more broadly, in the global south. In general, our researches are based on the notion of the right to the city, which makes us perceive cities as spaces of citizenship and rights, and always position ourselves in the search for more safe, just and equitable urban areas. The researches carried out under BRICS-Urbe aims not only to create a general framework for understanding current urban processes but also to think of ways to solve, through public policies, practical issues and problems that directly affect everyday life and routines of urban life. Our projects and publications are always carried out in partnership with organizations and actors that act directly in the urban territories, still respecting different perspectives and trying to understand how our analytical efforts can add to the struggle of our partners.

Research Topics

• Right to the City

• BRICS-Cities

• Investment Attraction

• Urban Inequatity

• Urban Governance

• Sustainability

Partners

Projects

BRICS-Cities

It consists of the formulation of a conceptual resource for comparative studies of BRICS cities. Around the concept of BRICS-cities, we sought to find major agendas for urban development that,...

Right to the City in Favelas

This project seeks to understand how, in favela regions in the city and metropolitan area of Rio de Janeiro, public authorities fulfill their constitutional obligations to ensure that all its...

Right to the City in BRICS-Cities

In an increasingly urban world, it is imperative that any sustainable development model to be thought of and implemented in the space and scale of the city. It is in...

Rio+20

Between 2011 and 2012, BRICS-Urbe monitored and analyzed the construction of the BRICS countries' agendas for sustainable development that would guide their participation in the Rio + 20 events.

The BRICS and the fight against inequality

Held in partnership with Oxfam and researchers in four of the BRICS countries, this project addressed the issue of social inequality in BRICS countries and cities. The final result are...

Publications

No one enters, no one leaves – Mobility and right...

This publication is the final result of the research entitled Urban Mobility as a Right to the City, whose objective was to map and systematize the difficulties faced by residents...

Right to the city for a safe and just world:...

It sought to present a possible way for a new model of prosperity, able to provide development fairly and securely through the reduction of inequalities and respect for planetary boundaries.

Recommendations for two violence reducing policing programs in Brazil: the...

This Policy Brief argues that successful public safety depends on three factors: political support, police commitment, and community cooperation.

BRICS-Cities and the Issue of Social Mobility: Attraction of Capital...

This Policy Brief discusses, through the concept of BRICS-Cities, two different agendas of urban development. Each of these agendas leads to distinct notions of social mobility, which, in turn, leads...

BRICS and the challenges in fighting inequality

this document contains four analyses of key issues for the understanding of BRICS and its world, and the possibilities of changes brought to the fore by the joint action of...

City Changer Labs a thought provoking example for the BRICS

Interestingly, the BRICS Policy Center define BRICS-cities through a specific category that does not fit a particular definition of mega cities or global cities, such combination grants these cities special...

Urbanization Challenges in Contemporary Russia

The contemporary trend of BRICs countries, Brazil, Russia, China, South Africa, and less so, India, from rural to urban nations can be observed as part of the overall transformation and...

BRICS-Cities: Competitive global players

This Policy Brief presents a policy-oriented discussion on BRICS cities competitiveness in the global network of investment flows through the lens of city-network analysis, extracting recommendations for public policies focused...

Waterfront Revilitalization in Port Cities: Risks and opportunities for emergent...

This Policy Brief provides initial reflections to inform and deepen this debate through a comparative look at the revitalization projects, from the celebrated case of Cape Town to the recent...

Inequality Matters

This study is a starting point for discussions being held in South Africa and Brazil, and will also contribute to research projects on public policy in the BRICS.

Differentiated responsibilities, the right to development and the green economy:...

This paper discusses the agenda of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio + 20), with a special focus on common understanding efforts on the "green economy".

The BRICS Towards Rio + 20: Russia

In this BRICS Monitor, the preliminary positions of Russia in relation to the Rio + 20 conference are discussed, explaining their expectations regarding the possible results of the negotiations, exposing...

BRICS-Cities

In this Policy Brief, we argue that it is possible to analyze the relevance of the BRICS countries and their cities in this production of new protagonisms from a category...

BRICS Cities Cooperation Mechanisms

This BRICS Monitor aims to present the main themes discussed, as well as the achievements and obstacles faced at the First Meeting of the BRICS Partner Cities and the 1st...

The BRICS towards Rio+20: Brazil

This BRICS Monitor, which will focus on the official document presented to the UN by the Federative Republic of Brazil, opens a series of short texts in which we will...

The BRICS towards Rio+20: South Africa

In this BRICS Monitor we briefly present the positions and proposals suggested by the Government of the Republic of South Africa for Rio + 20.

The BRICS towards Rio + 20: India

In this BRICS Monitor we will briefly present the main points defended by the Republic of India in the National Inputs of India for Rio + 20.

The BRICS towards Rio+20: China

In this BRICS Monitor, in order to understand the positioning of BRICS countries for Rio + 20, we will briefly describe the proposals and principles to be defended by the...

BRICS-Cities and the path to green economy: an assessment for...

This Policy Brief uses the theoretical framework developed in the Cities-BRICS Policy Brief and complements it with the concept of sustainability, trying to verify if the model of social inclusion...

Megacities in the perspective of the global capitalism: the new...

The present work is part of the construction of a hypothesis of research on the big cities that is based on the notion of semiperiphery.

Events

Ninguém entra ninguém sai. Mobilidade urbana e direito à cidade...

Lançamento da publicação elaborada conjuntamente pelo BRICS Policy Center, o Papo Reto e a Fundação Heinrich Böll.

Urban Violence and the Rights to the City

The BRICS Policy Center (BPC) has the pleasure to invite for the seminar "Urban Violence and the Rights to the City", organized by its project, BRICS-Urbe, in a partnership with the Igarapé Institute, to be...

Experts

André Aranega

Research Assistant

João Pedro Cardoso de Oliveira

Research Assistance

Sérgio Veloso dos Santos Júnior

BRICS-Urbe Coordinator / Researcher

Vinicius Santiago

Researcher

Institutional Support