FROM THE LATE 20TH CENTURY - LISBON, MILAN AND RIO DE JANEIRO

FROM THE LATE 20TH CENTURY - LISBON, MILAN AND RIO DE JANEIRO

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29

“ULIXX – Urban Legacies and Inheritances from the Late 20th Century – Lisbon, Milan, Rio de Janeiro”, aims to identify, characterize, debate, and reflect the transformations that have taken place in urban territories over the last two decades by considering the impacts of mega-events as an urban strategy for reputation and economic growth. The survey is based on a comparative methodology, which uses Lisbon, Milan and Rio de Janeiro as case studies, exploring the theme characterization in different contexts and geographies.
The globalizing tendencies of the late 20th-century capitalism gave rise to an order in which nations and, particularly, cities, have increasingly sought to compete to secure economic advantage (Ro00, Sm12). The end of the cold war, after the fall of the Berlin Wall, in 1989, and the European Union enlargement marked the beginning of a new era, feature by the optimistic feeling about social and economic models of the western democracies, which was described by Francis Fukuyama in 1992 as “the end of History”.
In the 1990s, the impacts of new technologies and the widespread use of the internet strengthened globalization, which introduced new challenges to the world economy (Ca96). The majority of manufacturing industries in the EU became obsolete, as they were unable to compete on a big scale dominated by trade rules and controlled by multinational companies. The existence of a vast cheap workforce ready to be hired in underdeveloped countries created the idea of a post-industrial era in the West. The tertiary sector of the economy achieved greater importance through the general increase in purchasing power and the growth of tourism. The aesthetic field was increasingly valued and commodified as symbolic knowledge became central in the organization of which Allen Scott calls the “cognitive-cultural capitalism” (Sc08).
Many industrial areas became deactivated, creating a transitory urban scenario, considered by Ignasi Solà-Morales as terrain vagues

Corresponding Author

Paulo Tormenta Pinto

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Paulo Tormenta Pinto

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Preferred Track

4. Environment Impact Awareness in Urban Developments

Second Preferred Track

3. Terrain vague redevelopments

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Centre for Socioeconomic and Territorial Studies

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Sala D316 1649-026 Lisbon

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