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The enclosed ones - Why are gated communities spreading to lower income groups in São Paulo?

Huttunen, Marko LU (2016) SGEK02 20152
Department of Human Geography
Abstract
This thesis focuses on the question of why gated communities are spreading to lower income groups in the metropolitan area of São Paulo, Brazil. To answer the question, fieldwork was done and primary data was collected by conducting in total 57 structured and 10 semi-structured interviews with residents in a the gated communities Alphaville 1 in Barueri and Condominio da Sucupira in Carapicuiba. Semi-structured interviews were also conducted with seven key persons; one developer of gated communities for lower income groups, two journalists whereof one on O Estado de São Paulo and one on Folha de São Paulo, four professors in Urban Geography at FFLCH on University of São Paulo. As a theoretical framework Blakely and Snyder’s book Fortress... (More)
This thesis focuses on the question of why gated communities are spreading to lower income groups in the metropolitan area of São Paulo, Brazil. To answer the question, fieldwork was done and primary data was collected by conducting in total 57 structured and 10 semi-structured interviews with residents in a the gated communities Alphaville 1 in Barueri and Condominio da Sucupira in Carapicuiba. Semi-structured interviews were also conducted with seven key persons; one developer of gated communities for lower income groups, two journalists whereof one on O Estado de São Paulo and one on Folha de São Paulo, four professors in Urban Geography at FFLCH on University of São Paulo. As a theoretical framework Blakely and Snyder’s book Fortress America: Gated Communities in the United States, was used. An interesting research result is that even though security might seem as the most important reason to why people move to gated communities for lower income groups, economy turns out to play an important role. (Less)
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Denna uppsats fokuserar på frågan om varför gated communities sprider sig till lägre inkomstgrupper i metropolområdet i São Paulo i Brasilien. För att besvara frågan har fältstudier gjorts och primärdata har samlats in genom att genomföra totalt 57 strukturerade intervjuer och 10 semistrukturerade intervjuer med boende i gated communityt Alphaville 1 i Barueri och Condominio da Sucupira i Carapicuiba. Semistrukturerade intervjuer har också genomförts med sju nyckelpersoner; en utvecklare av gated communities för lägre inkomstgrupper, två journalister varav en på O Estado de São Paulo och en på Folha de São Paulo, samt fyra professorer i urban geografi på FFLCH vid São Paulos universitet, USP. Som teoretiskt ramverk har Blakely och Snyders... (More)
Denna uppsats fokuserar på frågan om varför gated communities sprider sig till lägre inkomstgrupper i metropolområdet i São Paulo i Brasilien. För att besvara frågan har fältstudier gjorts och primärdata har samlats in genom att genomföra totalt 57 strukturerade intervjuer och 10 semistrukturerade intervjuer med boende i gated communityt Alphaville 1 i Barueri och Condominio da Sucupira i Carapicuiba. Semistrukturerade intervjuer har också genomförts med sju nyckelpersoner; en utvecklare av gated communities för lägre inkomstgrupper, två journalister varav en på O Estado de São Paulo och en på Folha de São Paulo, samt fyra professorer i urban geografi på FFLCH vid São Paulos universitet, USP. Som teoretiskt ramverk har Blakely och Snyders bok Fortress America: Gated Communities in the United States använts. Ett intressant forskningsresultat är att även om säkerhet kan tyckas vara den viktigaste anledningen till varför flyttar till gated communities för lägre inkomstgrupper, visar det sig att ekonomi spelar en viktig roll. (Less)
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Huttunen, Marko LU
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The enclosed ones. Why are gated communities spreading to lower income groups in São Paulo?
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SGEK02 20152
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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gated community, spreading, lower income groups, São Paulo, Brazil
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English
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8821097
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  author       = {Huttunen, Marko},
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  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {The enclosed ones - Why are gated communities spreading to lower income groups in São Paulo?},
  year         = {2016},
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