Sociedade & Natureza
On-line version ISSN 1982-4513
FRESCA, Tânia Maria and VEIGA, Léia Aparecida. Small cities and functional specialization: the case of Santa Fé - PR. Soc. nat. [online]. 2011, vol.23, n.3, pp. 387-395. ISSN 1982-4513. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1982-45132011000300002.
The aim of this paper is to discuss roles of small Brazilian cities with regard to the process of functional specialization. The spatial area is the northern of Parana urban network from the 1970s, when many changes economical and social changes they conducted theselves on the network uniquely in some small cities, causing changes in their roles, as in the city of Santa Fe. Through local initiatives, social workers amid the changes in the agricultural of the north of Parana realized possibilities emanating from the whole in order to provide specialized services for graduations photos and movies with its genesis in 1980 when it was installed the first settlement. The profitability of that company first installed in the city raised the prospect of deploying new business establishments or by former employees or former partners or by other social sites from other economic activities after the 1980s. In 2010 the city had 48 specialized in photographs and films of graduations. This functional specialization in the small city of Santa Fe, complicates their integration into the north of Parana urban network, as well as on other networks, whose spatial interactions become large through the installation of branches franchises in various Brazilian states.
Keywords : small city; urban network; specialization; photographic services.