Revista Brasileira de Ciências Sociais
versão impressa ISSN 0102-6909
TORRES, Haroldo da Gama. Residential segregation and public policies: São Paulo in the 1990's. Rev. bras. Ci. Soc. [online]. 2004, vol.19, n.54, pp. 41-55. ISSN 0102-6909. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-69092004000100003.
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.
Palavras-chave : Urban sociology; Segregation; Urban planning; Poverty; Social unevenness.