Reflections on the practices of brazilian urban planning: errors that repeat


  • Raquel Garcia Gonçalves
  • Ricardo Viana Carvalho de Paiva
  • Izabella Galera



The crisis of the planning estabilished on the 1970 decade, the historical changes occurred in Brazil on the 1980 years, the strong of neoliberal ideology, the globalization ideas and the performance of the consultants are important elements to the understanding of the legitimation process of the dominant paradigms on the urban research and on the accomplished planning practices, in general, of the great urban projects. This article establishes connections between the historical context of Brazil and the diffusion of new ideas. The objective of this paper is to propose reflections about the interfaces between the actual planning practices and the urban utopians elaborated on the XIX century.