Demographic dynamics and urban space production in Porto Alegre/Brazil

Amanda Cabette Tânia Marques Strohaecker About the authors

Abstract

The demographic dynamics of the city of Porto Alegre (Southern Brazil) was characterized, in the last decade, by a reduction in fertility rates, low population growth and an increasing number of elderly people, according to data from the IBGE Census (2010). This indicates, therefore, a demographic transition phase. This study aims to relate the demographic transition to the production of the urban space of Porto Alegre in the intercensal period from 2000 to 2010. Urban space production, specifically property development, is analyzed here through the identification of the relationship between urban growth/population growth and the city’s spatial configuration trends.

Porto Alegre; demographic transition; urban space; population aging

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