WIT Press


Lakes, Rivers And Cities

Price

Free (open access)

Volume

39

Pages

10

Published

2000

Size

1,192 kb

Paper DOI

10.2495/URS000461

Copyright

WIT Press

Author(s)

M. Fiuza & G. Cartaxo

Abstract

This paper is an approach to the reasons that conceive urban occupations apart from the configuration of natural resources in some Brazilian cities. 1. Introduction The State of Ceard is known by its long drought periods and lack of water. However, some of its municipal districts are rich in water resources, mainly lakes. This fact become intriguing by the direction that the urban centers had been formed and develop indifferent to the natural waters. Often, the rivers remain apart from the road system. Even when included in the urban system, the buildings do not face them. The townscape does not enjoy them. The rivers serve as points of garbage disposal and drainage, and therefore fill a critical role in the social segregation. Then

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