versão impressa ISSN 0103-4014
MELLO-THERY, Neli Aparecida de. Conservation of natural areas in São Paulo. Estud. av. [online]. 2011, vol.25, n.71, pp. 175-188. ISSN 0103-4014. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0103-40142011000100012.
The central argument of this paper is the connection between environmentally protected areas, its importance in the context of a world metropolis and the conflicts arising from growth of the metropolitan population. In cities like Sao Paulo, the presence of vegetation is an asset, an indicator of quality of life taken into account by real estate market. Thus the first aim of this paper is to analyze the territorial perspective of environmental protection referring to if the legal frame of the great metropolis and its territorial planning. In view of these elements the second part analyzes the territorial restructuring strategies adopted in public policies and its relationship with the international level (biosphere reserve of the green belt Sao Paulo and the biosphere reserve of the Atlantic). The third section analyzes the state and urban parks within the territorial politics .
Palavras-chave : Conservation; Territorial restructuration; São Paulo.