National

 

Type: Research partnership

 

Description:

Interdisciplinary research project dedicated to the study of the urban phenomenon in the eastern Amazon. The teams involved include distinct professionals such as economists, demographers, geographers, environmentalists, urban planners architects, computing and statistical engineers. Their interaction seeks to explain how lower (traditional activities) and higher circuits (mining) of economy articulate in the process of production involving the cities network and the intra-urban space of the region, and how the cities and smaller settlements (places), may contribute to the promotion of sustainable development in the region. The coordination of the network is Ana Claudia Cardoso (ITV DS / UFPA) and Antonio Miguel Monteiro (INPE) and the network involves researchers Cedeplar / UFMG, Nepo / Unicamp, UFOP, UFPR, FGV, FIOCRUZ, MDA and UFPA.

Research project to which it is linked:

Urbis Amazonia Projeto.

Duration of the Activity:

Beginning in 2011 (underway).

Institutions Involved:

Cedeplar / UFMG, Nepo / Unicamp, UFOP, UFPR, FGV, FIOCRUZ, MDA and UFPA.

Number of professors and students involved:

Two professors from UFPA.

 

Type: Research Partnership

 

Activity description:

The overall objective of the project is to produce hydrated lime with a view to its use in reconstituting mortars for conservation works and restoration of historic buildings and contemporary mixed mortar with Portland cement. It aims at starting from an improvement process of oyster shells. The main goal is to enable the production of hydrated lime deriving from waste cultivation of oysters in order to induce improvements in the sectors of Civil engineering; Conservation and Restoration, thus increasing the quality of coatings and the possibility of reaching the most accurate reconstruction of materials used in historic buildings and generating new possibilities of employment and income for the state.

Research project to which it is linked:

Aproveitamento dos Resíduos Sólidos da Ostreicultura (Culture of oyster) como Matéria-Prima para Fabricação de Cal Hidratada em Argamassas Históricas e Contemporâneas.

Duration of the Activity:

Beginning in 2013 (in progress).

Institutions Involved:

UFPA, UFBA and UFPE.

Number of professors and students involved:

Two professors from UFPA.

 

International

 

Type: Research partnership

 

Description:

The research project "Atlas Histórico da Cidade: capítulo Belém” is inserted within the scope of the broader research “Atlas histórico de cidades. It is an international cooperation project that seeks closer ties with an increasingly globalized world, as a conscious expression of a diversity (difficult to be reduced into fragments). It is connected to the origin of modern times with greater interest on less visible dimensions of topography and cartography concerned with demographic, social and economic aspects of the area. Within the scope of research in the city of Belém, the intention was to develop thematic maps included in the “Atlas Histórico de Cidades” project, and subsequently develop themes that allow diversified approaches and the incorporation of other dimensions of analysis of the city of Belém, through cross-cutting themes ranging from physical space to urban occupation. The purpose is to embrace the research issues and interests of the research group in the city of Belém, whose data can be mapped in the methodology used for the preparation of maps, pointing out aspects of the city’s  Social History, History of Architecture and Urbanism. It admits incursions into study areas such as: the history of architecture and the city, living spaces, geomorphology, urban transport infrastructure and urban traffic (motorized and non-motorized), technologies used and solutions for basic sanitation.

Research Project to which it is linked:

Atlas Histórico de Cidades - Capítulo Belém 

Duration of the Activity:

2009-2011 (two years)

Institutions Involved:

Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Barcelona da Universidad Politécnica de Cataluña (ETSAB), FA-UFBA and CAPES/MEC-DGU

Number of professors and students involved:

Five professors.

 

Type: Exchange Program

 

Description:

Main national exchange program involving 11 out of the 13 permanent faculty membres of the Graduate Program in Architecture and Urbanism. The proposal was built from researches underway in the program involving three lines of action, in collaboration with the universities of IAU USP-São Carlos, UFBA and USP-Sao Paulo. This project is directly linked to actions and researches of the Program concentration area. Its articulation mechanisms consist of bringing students and teachers together and more integrated with reference centers, in order to consolidate cooperation networks with PPGAU / UFPA through study missions, teaching assignments, researches, and seminar integration of the groups involved.

Research project to which it is linked:

Análise e Concepção do Espaço Construído na Amazônia: consolidação do mestrado em arquitetura e urbanismo da UFPA.

Duration of the Activity:

Beginning in 2011 (in progress).

Institutions Involved:

UFPA, IAU-USP São Carlos, UFBA and USP-Sao Paulo.

Number of professors and students involved:

11 professorsfrom UFPA.