Databases: new data set is made available

Conservation units database and other green areas SPMR

CEM/Ridc made available a new set of geo-referenced data for green areas in the São Paulo Metropolitan Region, an effort to gather information dispersed in government agencies of three very diversified bodies, entities or media. The set of files now available contains the polygons of conservation units and other green areas of the Municipality of São Paulo (RMSP), and were prepared by the CEM / Cepid Transfer team, under the coordination of geographer José Donizete Cazzolato.
Street addresses the Metropolitan Region of São Paulo in 2018 edition

The 2018 edition is now available on the CEM website

The georeferenced file street addresses of the MRSP is the leading one among the cartographic bases used for geocoding and location of specific phenomena. Fully covers the 39 municipalities in the region, totaling more than 326,004 segments of streets, avenues, bridges, access, lanes, squares, highways, etc. (Altered more than 43,000 segments) The dataset of street addresses is a cartography in permanent reworking and is available at Data Base area
New dataset

Hydrographic Network of the Metropolitan Region of São Paulo Georeferenced Digital Cartographic Database

The two archives available here were produced between 2016 and 2017 and provide the bases that were elaborated from existing databases, compatible with the 1: 10,000 scale, seeking the complementation of the cartographic collection available not only to the researchers of the center, but also to society through the CEM website.
The geographical conception of hydrography recognizes two basic types of phenomena on continental surfaces: watercourses (rivers, streams, channels) and bodies of water (lakes and reservoirs). In geoprocessing, water courses are usually linear phenomena, whereas water bodies are polygons (areas). The identification of hydrographic EMF files indicates this condition: HidrL (L = line), where are the rivers, and HydrA (A = area), where are the reservoirs.
TerraView Courses Social Policy

Basic geoprocessing for social policies course: dates released for the first semester of 2018

The dates of the geoprocessing for social policies course for the first semester of 2018 are March (21,22 and 23), April (25, 26 and 27), May (23, 24 and 25) and June (27, 28 and 29). The course provides an overview of the programme TerraView. Participants will learn how to use the main tools, enabling them to explore databases and generate maps and graphs. Participants will learn the basic functions and explore the possibilities for the spatial presentation and analysis of social, economic and demographic data from the program and available databases. At the end of the training, participants will be able to visualize, search and analyze geographic and tabular data, as well as generate cartographic quality maps and charts. No prior knowledge of geoprocessing is required to take part in the TerraView Social Policy course. It is aimed at all professionals and students with basic computer and internet skills.  Registration and more information: 

International book release on Comparative Territorial Politics

New book co-authored and co-edited by CEM director, professor Marta Arretche

Inequality and Governance in the Metropolis; Place Equality Regimes and Fiscal Choices in Eleven Countries undertakes the first systematic, multi-country investigation into how regimes of place equality, consisting of multilevel policies, institutions and governance at multiple scales, and influence spatial inequality in metropolitan regions.
Bus lines in the city of São Paulo

Center for Metropolitan Studies (CEM / Ridc) launches the first georeferenced and consolidated dataset

The dataset includes 2,349 municipal bus lines with first and last departure times, line extension, area of the interconnected system of departure (SPTrans regional division) subsystem to which the line belongs, day or night class and the number of segments of the place that it composes. This is the first set of consolidated georeferenced data with free public access concerning the universe of bus lines in the City of São Paulo, tracing a portrait of the bus lines in the month of September 2015. With adjustments implemented in June 2017.  
Evaluation of Governors and Presidents of the Republic

New tool developed by CEM

This tool has been specially developed by the Center for Metropolitan Studies (CEM) to present the results of opinion polls on the Evaluation of Governors (in 10 states) and Presidents of the Republic. This project provides free access to researchers and the public information from opinion polls by two research institutes: Ibope (Evaluation and Approval) and Datafolha (Evaluation). All data updated until 2016.
Health and Education

Study on the Performance Indexes of Health and Education in Brazil

CEM releases the complete study on Health and Education Performance Indexes in Brazil, which maps territorial inequalities in health and education quality within the country. Its main objective is to provide broad and disaggregated measures regarding health and education conditions in Brazil. Updated data in October 2016.
CEM's Science Dissemination Projects

Animations, special publications and courses

Special projects aimed at the diffusion of science are implemented within the scope of the Center for Studies of the Metropolis (CEM/Cepid). In this page we included four initiatives that include video animations, booklets in newspaper for the broad and academic public and courses in the themes Inequalities and Violence.
New dataset for São Paulo Metropolitan Region

Circa 20,000 segments have been edited or inserted and their cartographic projection DATUM changed

(Update: Now available on the CEM/Cepid website.) From all the CEM georeferenced cartographic files referring to São Paulo’s Metropolitan Region, the thoroughfare database (streets, avenues, lanes, bridges, and overpasses) may be considered the most important. In addition to representing the city’s road infrastructure, allowing one to infer the location of squares, parks, hydrographic channels and to distinguish the city’s urban design, the tool is the perfect instrument for locating and geocoding specific phenomena. In this update, the total number of edited segments reaches 20,000, from which circa 2,500 were inserted.

Voices at the edge: peripheries, aesthetics and politics. Urban Peripheries: CEM researchers book launch

Synthesis of the most recent post-doctoral research in CEM / Cepid (2017)

An agent-based model to understand the effect of interactions on the distribution of educational resources

Book release on people on the street

CEM releases book on Inequalities: Inequality: How has Brazil changed in the last 50 years

Novos Estudos Cebrap - Dossier Capital Urban

Call to the Center for Metropolitan Studies (CEM) Postdoctoral Research Position/2016 (complete documents / approved candidates)

Inequalities in the city of São Paulo/CEM researcher took part in debate on São Paulo Less Unequal (May 23rd, 2016)

Released in June 2015: A metrópole de São Paulo no século XXI, Espaços, Heterogeneidades e Desigualdades, by Eduardo Marques

SP Research addresses research developed at CEM/Documentary about changes in large metropolises (TV Cultura/Univesp TV) (May, 30th/2015)

CEM supported the review of the Master Plan of the City of São Paulo.

Housing Developments in São Paulo and Metropolitan Region (1985-2013) (October/2014)

Book release by CEM researcher. "Public Policy as a Multidisciplinary Field" ("A Política Pública como Campo Multidisciplinar") was organized by Eduardo Marques (CEM/USP) and Carlos Aurélio Pimenta de Faria. It was released in August/2013.

Centre for Metropolitan Studies presents its new website

International book release


Ebook on Systematization and spatialization of sociodemographic data

Metropolitan Region of Baixada Santista: socio-spatial diversities at the turn of the 21st century

This work, edited by José Marcos Pinto da Cunha and Luiz Antonio Chaves de Faria,  represents an update, based on data from the 2010 Demographic Census of the Atlas Baixada Santista: socio-spatial diversities, produced in 2007 by the Nepo "Elza Berquó" and Nesur,(Unicamp), based on data from the 1980, 1991 and 2000 Censuses.
Tool for public policies

An agent-based model to understand the effect of interactions on the distribution of educational resources

Researcher Davoud Taghawi-Nejad (former fellow post-doc at CEM/Cepid) created an online simulator which deals with information to policy makers with web-based policy simulations. In addition to the simulation tool, the researcher incorporated supporting documentation. To test policies intending to increase equality of service distribution in education, this website brings an Agent-Based Model (ABM) that simulates the education spending on the national, state and municipal levels.
Dataset of cycling routes of the municipality of São Paulo

Center for Metropolitan Studies provides a dataset related to mobility by bicycles

From now on, the City of São Paulo has a picture of bicycle lanes, bike lifts and shared bicycle stations. CEM makes available on its website three georeferenced databases related to the theme of bicycle mobility in the City of São Paulo. The database may be accessed through the CEM Database. Access is immediate after user registration.
Book about Campinas

Campinas Metropolitana: socio-spatial diversities at the turn of the 21st century

Book organized by the researcher of CEM and NEPO, and professor of free teaching at Unicamp, José Marcos Pinto da Cunha and Camila Areias Falcão, is released in digital version by Librum Editorial.  The publication is the result of research conducted at the Center for Metropolitan Studies (CEM/Cepid), NEPO (Núcleo de Estudos de População "Elza Berquó") and Nesur (Núcleo de Economia Social, Urbana e Regional), from Unicamp. The publication is edited by professor José Marcos Pinto da Cunha and by Camila Areias Falcão and is freely available for download in various formats (see below) 
Slums and irregular settlements in the Municipality of São Paulo

A study carried out by CEM / Cepid for Sehab / PMSP in 2016 is now available

Partnership between CEM / Cepid and Sehab/ PMSP updates data on slums and irregular settlements in the city of São Paulo.The work done in 2016 carried out the quantification and estimation of the residents of slums (favelas) and irregular subdivisions of São Paulo from 2000 to 2010.
Demographic census and NHSSs

Census Project/CEM – 50 years of Data

It is available in the Database area a vast set of data of all Demographic Censuses conducted by IBGE for over half a century and also the National Household Sample Survey (PNADs, in Portuguese) containing 35 years of information. The dataset also includes instructions for the usage of the microdata dataset from the Brazilian Demographic Census samples (1960-2010). The data of all the investigations carried out in the field between 1976 and 2015 referring to National Household Sampling Surveys (PNAD) are gathered here. New stuff: updates of PNAD data were incorporated (June, 2017).

Available for download

TerraView Social Policy - Software, data base and course Manual

In addition to offering the basic course (face-to-face) of Geoprocessing TerraView Social Policy, CEM offers the course software and manual for use free of charge. Just go to the page below (GIS-Geographic Information System area) and register.
Animations: Paths of Inequalities

Videos explain to a broader public about CEM researches

CEM - Center for Metropolitan Studies and Ciência USP report on the Brazilian inequality in the last fifty years.All these animations were produced from the conclusions of researches and analyzes of the census from 1960 to 2010 that resulted in the book "Trajectory of Inequalities: How Brazil has changed in the last 50 years", organized by Marta Arretche and were produced by DnA Design & Animation.
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