Alexandre da Silva Faustino

Alexandre da Silva Faustino
RMIT University | RMIT · Centre for Urban Research

PhD student in Global Urban and Social Studies

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Introduction
Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Management and Analysis at the Federal University of São Carlos (2014) and Master in Urban Engineering at the same institution (2017), also Master in Urban and Regional Planning at the Polytechnical University of Madrid (2018). Has experience in Environmental Urban Planning, acting on the following subjects: urban ecology, landscape planning, green infrastructures, urban management, geoprocessing, ecology, water sensitive cities, and urban rivers restoration. Current research interests are the influence of institutional and political aspects on the governance of urban waters.
Additional affiliations
June 2019 - January 2022
RMIT University
Position
  • PhD Student
August 2017 - July 2018
Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
Position
  • Master's Student
Description
  • During the period spent in the institution, I was developing a Master of Science in Urban and Regional Planning.
January 2015 - April 2017
Universidade Federal de São Carlos
Position
  • Master's Student
Description
  • During the period spent in the institution, I was developing a Master of Science in Urban Engineering.
Education
August 2017 - July 2018
Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
Field of study
  • Urban and Regional Planning
January 2015 - April 2017
Universidade Federal de São Carlos
Field of study
  • Urban Engineering
March 2011 - December 2014
Universidade Federal de São Carlos
Field of study
  • Environmental Management and Analysis

Publications

Publications (24)
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Changes in land use land cover without proper planning cause several adverse environmental impacts on hydrographic basins. Mapping these dynamics is a key tool to understand the rapid changes in landscapes that directly affect environmental fragility and ecosystem services. This paper aims to present a multi-temporal analysis of the land use land c...
Presentation
In this paper, I critically explore the role and potential of grassroots initiatives to reconfigure urban waterscapes in Sao Paulo city, Brazil. In particular I focus on the possibilities for the co-production of Sao Paulo’s urban waterscapes in informal settlements. The synergies between informal urban production and grassroots actions to challeng...
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For this session, I propose a debate about the contours of conducting remote and virtual fieldwork in post-COVID-19 times for research based on critical, participative, and creative methods. I draw some considerations from the ongoing methodological rescoping of my PhD research ethnographically-oriented to investigate how grassroots initiatives in...
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Within the theoretical-practical framework of the searching for better urban sustainability conditions, it is necessary to propose new scenarios focused on balancing the demands and uses of fluvial environments to ensure their current and future use. In an attempt to find possible equilibrium states and identify conflicting situations around ripari...
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Within the theoretical-practical framework of the searching for better urban sustainability conditions, it is necessary to propose new scenarios focused on balancing the demands and uses of fluvial environments to ensure their current and future use. In an attempt to find possible equilibrium states and identify conflicting situations around ripari...
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This document summarizes the 2017-2018 Parallel Workshop Initiative between the Master in Urban and Territorial Planning at the School of Architecture at Madrid Polytechnic University and Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Michigan. The initiative is framed by two institutional agreements defining a shared agend...
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The city growth towards the spring areas has amplified the importance of protecting water resources in the solid waste management, since the transport of debris taken by stormwater runoff is one of the most notable impacts to the waterbodies. Considering this issue, it was intended to diagnose it in the neighborhoods of Douradinho, São Rafael and J...
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Fruto da aproximação entre as ciências ambientais e urbanas, surgem novas abordagens teóricas que mesclam conceitos de ambas estas áreas. As tentativas de interdisciplinaridade visam a elaboração de diretrizes que respondam de forma mais holís-tica as demandas da população, embasado nas diversas dimen-sões atribuídas ao desenvolvimento sustentável....
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Currently, there are new theoretical approaches that mix concepts of both environmental and urban sciences. This search for inter-disciplinarity aims the development of guidelines to respond more holistically the demands of the population. These guidelines should be based on the various dimensions assigned to sustainable development. In this sense,...
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Conflicts over water are inherent in the development of cities and stand out in the setting of environmental and urban crisis scenarios. New models of urban management and planning congruent to the hydrological cycle suggest more harmonious relations between the urbanization process and ecosystem interventions, to efficiently take advantage of the...
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As áreas verdes englobam locais públicos abertos, livres de construções ou coberturas impermeabilizantes (em pelo menos 70% da área), onde predominam características naturais que devem cumprir três funções principais - estética, ecológica-ambiental e de lazer e/ou esportivo. O presente trabalho visa propor um método para diagnosticar quanti-qualita...
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Among the challenges to the development of open spaces systems (OSS) by the municipal administrations is the reserve of the so-called “green spaces” to structure it. This action of planning, which has impact on urban form, has not been satisfactorily undertaken by municipal administrations, although your strategic importance for the long term funct...
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O processo de urbanização tem como uma de suas principais consequências a impermeabilização do solo ocupado, o que produz uma significativa alteração do regime hidrológico das bacias hidrográficas. As inundações urbanas resultam e se intensificam por essa dinâmica, e são um conflito presente no município de São Carlos. A partir da análise do proces...
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Urban environmental problems are the product of the relationship between the natural environment and the city, and that action must go through the social dimension. The pursuit of sustainable development involves acquisition by the individual of the environment in which it operates, allowing an awakening to the necessary social changes. This study...
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The green spaces include open public places, free of buildings or waterproofing covers (at least 70% of the area), where the predominant natural features to fulfill three main functions - aesthetic, ecological-environmental and recreational and/or sports. This paper aims to propose a method to diagnose quantitative and qualitative those areas in me...
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Currently, there are new theoretical approaches that mix concepts of both environmental and urban sciences. This search for interdisciplinarity aims the developing of guidelines to respond more holistically the demands of the population. These guidelines should be based on the various dimensions assigned to sustainable development. In this sense, w...
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Os conflitos sobre o uso da água são inerentes ao desenvolvimento das cidades e ganham mais destaque no atual cenário de crise hídrica. As defi-ciências do modelo convencional de manejo de águas pluviais levaram ao seu questionamento e à proposição de novos modelos de gestão e plane-jamento urbano congruentes ao ciclo hidrológico. O Water Sensitive...
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Os problemas ambientais urbanos são o produto da relação entre o meio natural e a cidade, sendo que qualquer intervenção deve passar pela dimensão social. A busca do desenvolvimento sustentável envolve a apropriação pelo indivíduo do meio em que se insere, possibilitando um despertar para as mudanças sociais necessárias. Este trabalho buscou identi...
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A compreensão dos processos naturais e da sua relação com o mundo moderno é condição fundamental para a conscientização e o desenvolvimento das práticas de sustentabilidade. Este trabalho visa aplicar os conhecimentos das geociências no desenvolvimento de práticas de educação ambiental através de oficinas teórico-práticas para alunos e professores...
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As cidades têm passado por um rápido processo de crescimento apoiado pelo modelo de planejamento urbano institucionalmente fragmentado, resultando em transformações dos atributos naturais do território e ocasionando impactos ambientais. Os recorrentes problemas associados à drenagem de água pluviais no meio urbano são um reflexo deste processo, que...
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This article intends to build a dialogue between scientific knowledge and local knowledge related to environmental features of the neighborhoods of Parque Douradinho, Jardim Tangará and São Rafael located in São Carlos city, SP. For this, there were made open workshops to general public in that region, applying the methodology of focus groups. The...
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The practices of rural and ecotourism when well articulated can be used as an alternative to economic development for a region and encourage the preservation of historical, cultural and environmental heritage, since they are essential to its realization. This work built a proposal for rural and ecotourism to the owner of a Unit Agricultural Product...
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Considering the importance of a proper urban environment to improve the quality of life of the population, it is required an extensive performance of public agencies on planning and managing of urban space. As a consequence, the paper aims to make a diagnosis of Infrastructure, and Use and Occupancy for an urban area of the city of São Carlos, and...
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The water management deals with issues such as managing the First Flush, initial runoff that occurs during rainfall events, carrying contaminants, and treatment techniques such as constructed wetlands can promote reduction of contaminants. This study aimed to characterize the First Flush produced in the urban area of sub-basin of the Santa Maria do...

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Projects (5)
Archived project
A convergence of academic production related to São Carlos city, located at São Paulo State, Brazil. Its space, dynamics and political processes were investigated focussing on the implications for the urban configuration and the environmental quality of the territory. The researches were also directed to the production of new analysis tools based on GIS that could be used to describe some sociospatial relations, mainly related to the understanding and use of the open spaces of the city. An interdisciplinary perspective was used to frame the theoretical and methodological approach of the studies, that usually were conceived from some practical inquiries about such reality and aimed the production of results with potential contributions for a wide public and academic debate on the city tendencies.
Archived project
In the search to matching the development of urban systems and the balance of natural ecosystems, this research aimed to structure guidelines to orient the development of reduced environmental impact urban projects. In order to analyse its potential, it was suggested their application in peri-urban expansion zones of São Carlos (São Paulo State). Additionally, urban instruments and regulations were analysed regarding the potential application of the proposal.
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In an attempt to find possible equilibrium states and identify conflicting situations around riparian ecosystems and their immediate surroundings, we have analyzed how are configured the ecological conditions and demands for social use of the urban river continuum of the Manzanares River in Madrid.