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Revista Brasileira de Ciências Sociais

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TORRES, Haroldo da Gama. Residential segregation and public policies: São Paulo in the 1990's.Translated byAna Maura Tomesani. Rev. bras. ciênc. soc. [online]. 2006, vol.2Selected edition, pp. 0-0. ISSN 0102-6909.

The article aims at assessing the evolution of residential segregation in the metropolitan area of São Paulo, Brazil, in the 1990's, which saw a significant increase of socioeconomic segregation. In addition to interpreting the phenomenon, the article proposes a discussion on the reasons the residential segregation should be considered a fundamental issue for the formulation of social urban policies.

Keywords : Urban sociology; Segregation; Urban planning; Poverty; Social unevenness.

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