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Revista Brasileira de Estudos Urbanos e Regionais

Print version ISSN 1517-4115On-line version ISSN 2317-1529

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GIARETTA, Juliana Barbosa Zuquer  and  GIULIO, Gabriela Marques Di. The role of the Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in the urban 21st century and in the emergence of new social movements: reflections on experiences in the São Paulo megacity. Rev. Bras. Estud. Urbanos Reg. [online]. 2018, vol.20, n.1, pp.161-179. ISSN 2317-1529.  https://doi.org/10.22296/2317-1529.2018v20n1p161.

The emergence of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) has changed lifestyles and relationships among individuals in the urban space. All over the world, experiences have shown that individuals organized in groups are exchanging information in networks, acting as actants, and experiencing “new” urban social movements. These individuals disseminate collaborative and creative interaction practices and provoke more active participation, seeking to overcome the limits of the opinion and consulting spheres. In the megacity of São Paulo, Brazil, these initiatives have also repercussions. In this study, we analyze some of these experiences, seeking to understand how the ICT are used by these groups to claim the right to the city. We analyze the use of the ICT by these groups for mobilization of resources, and for strategies of organization and action.

Keywords : social movements; urban public spaces; right to the city; information and communication technologies; São Paulo megacity.

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