This application investigates the production of urban space in the coastal city of Caraguatatuba in Brazil.

This work investigates the production of urban space in Caraguatatuba, Brazil, demonstrating the residential distribution of social groups social from: a) its relationship with urban law and socio-demographic factors; and b) its effects on how groups are differently exposed to risks.

The work is based on methods of mdelling and computer simulation, which have the advantage to overcome the static nature of maps and measurements, incorporating a dynamic dimension able to offer new possibilities for urban studies. From this perspective, we present a model based on a cellular automata for the simulation of urban dynamics in Caraguatatuba, called URBIS-Caragua. The model emphasised the exploration of possible spatial configuration scenarios and trends for residential areas occupied by families in different socioeconomic conditions.

For more information, please see the paper Feitosa et. al (2014) URBIS-Caraguá: Um Modelo de Simulação Computacional
para a Investigação de Dinâmicas de Ocupação Urbana em Caraguatatuba, SP.

This application was produced with support from the UK Space Agency as part of a collaborative project with Ecometrica under the International Partnerships Space Programme (IPSP). The project aimed to advance the application of EO in forests in Mexico and Brazil.

The application is managed by INPE on the INPE EO Lab. The EO Lab is a geospatial content sharing platform which enables businesses, governments and research institutes to develop and manage their own spatial applications.

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