International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

A Multitemporal Analysis of the Master Plan of Sobral – Ceará
Wellington Galvão Alves, Virginia Célia Cavalcante de Holanda

The urban planning of the city of Sobral is currently guided by the participatory master plan, which had the last review in 2008, whose purpose, together with other plans, guidelines and public policies for the city, is to meet the real needs of its residents. The challenge of the analysis is to apprehend how the socio-spatial transformations of the city of Sobral occurred, from the planning actions of the public power, at different times, its determinants in the urban territorial configuration, evidenced in the forms, contained in the architecture of the buildings, in the layout the streets, the technical objects and the expansion axes of the city, each with a pre-established function. The methodology of the study consisted of literature review, critical and attentive reading of the master plans of the municipality of Sobral, interviews with technicians from the municipal government who participated in the construction of the master plans. It is possible to infer that the standardization of the territory added to the intention of modernization of the city and the urban, were very important in the structuring and qualification of the different spaces of the city, as it expanded structuring, requalification and public assistance projects, making the city more attractive for private investments and improvement in the quality of urban life.

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