The Bartlett Development Planning Unit


Mapping the dearth

The role of mapping in the analysis of the production of space accomplished through participatory budget in Belo Horizonte, Brazil

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13 June 2015

This research proposes the use of mapping as a critical tool to facilitate the strengthening of people’s critical abilities in relation to the production of the built environment. This research intends to evaluate not only the role of mapping to the analysis of the production and reproduction of space but also to outline the meanings of the act of mapping to individuals and collectivities. This research considers the psychic dynamics that may indicate the importance of mapping in promoting a less passive relation of people with the production of the built environment and, hence, to the human processes of development.

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