City Production Strategies in the Neoliberalization Context - Salvador as Example

Authors

  • Maria Elisabete Pereira dos Santos Federal University of Bahia
  • Patricia Campos Borja Federal University of Bahia
  • Júlio Pedrassoli Federal University of Bahia
  • Alei Fernandes Santos Federal University of Bahia

Keywords:

city, Salvador, neoliberalism, urban spoliation.

Abstract

The aim of the current article is to think over economic development and urban infrastructure propositions by Salvador 360 Strategic Plan from 2017, which was elaborated by the municipal government. The plan allows analyzing the neoliberal city production approach which, despite its modernizing profile, is just an update of old models that have great potential to worsen structural socio-spatial segregation issues. Neoliberalism, urban spoliation, land value and gentrification are key concepts in this article. Neil Brenner, Nick Theodore, Jamie Peck, David Harvey, Lúcio Kowarick, Carlos Vainer and Inaiá de Carvalho are its main theoretical references. The methodology addresses documental analysis, as well as the analysis of secondary data from official sources (DIEESE and IBGE) and digital platforms analysis (AirBnB website). Based on the results, Salvador 360 Strategic Plan deepens eviction processes experienced by the poor population in the city’s central zones and increases the appropriation of private urban added value and service provision concentration, within a political setback context. This process can aggravate urban environment precariousness and quality of life in the city.

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Author Biographies

Maria Elisabete Pereira dos Santos, Federal University of Bahia

Sociologist and PhD in Social Sciences from the State University of Campinas (UNICAMP). Associate Professor at the School of Administration at the Federal University of Bahia, Brazil.

E-mail: betesantos@ufba.br

ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8565-1125

Patricia Campos Borja, Federal University of Bahia

Sanitary and Environmental Engineer. PhD in Architecture and Urbanism and Associate Professor at the Polytechnic School of the Federal University of Bahia, Brazil.

E-mail: borja@ufba.br

ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8755-5521

Júlio Pedrassoli, Federal University of Bahia

Geographer and Doctor in Human Geography by USP. Professor at the Polytechnic School of the Federal University of Bahia, Brazil.

E-mail: jpedrassoli@ufba.br

ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9762-102X

Alei Fernandes Santos, Federal University of Bahia

Mechanical Engineer from Escola Politécnica da UFBA, Brazil.

E-mail: santos.alei@gmail.com

ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5661-6272

Published

2021-10-19

How to Cite

1.
Pereira dos Santos ME, Campos Borja P, Pedrassoli J, Santos AF. City Production Strategies in the Neoliberalization Context - Salvador as Example. Organ. Soc. [Internet]. 2021Oct.19 [cited 2021Dec.3];28(98). Available from: https://periodicos.ufba.br/index.php/revistaoes/article/view/32160

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