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Mercator (Fortaleza)

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Abstract

SILVA, José Borzacchiello da. productive restructuring and reconfiguration of the central area of Fortaleza. Mercator (Fortaleza) [online]. 2015, vol.14, n.3, pp.75-88. ISSN 1984-2201.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4215/RM2015.1403.0005.

The text discusses the metropolitan theme from the perspective of productive restructuring, especially the spatial transformations and the reconfiguration of the central area of Fortaleza. The focus is placed upon the comprehension of the social-spatial processes in their configuration with fragments, residues and new centralities, which testify to the process of production of the city in the light of property restructuring as a strategy for the reproduction of capital. The hegemony of financial capital and of the national and transnational construction companies reinforces mechanisms of social-spatial reproduction altering the urban structure and the expansion of the urban sprawl. This text confirms the significance and importance of the condominiums, walled properties and shopping malls which alter the price of urban land and modify, above all, the use of the soil.

Keywords : Metropolis; Productive restructuring; Fragmentation of the city; Centrality.

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