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17:30 - 19:00 22 June 2011

Metropolitan São Paulo water supply and sustainability: Dilemmas in maintaining growth


Room 101 | Development Planning Unit (link Map)
34 Tavistock Square | London | WC1H 0EG |

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: Free
Ticketing: Open

Speaker information

Professor Zilton Macedo, Universidade Católica de São Paulo, Zilton Macedo is Professsor in the Faculty of Economics at the Catholic University of São Paulo. He has worked at EMPLASA, the Metropolitan São Paulo Planning Agency between 1975 and 1998. As a consultant, he has worked on the socio-economic and environmental impacts of large projects such a hydro-electric plants, railway renewal plans and State-level development plans.

Metropolitan São Paulo has a population of 22 million, holds 30% of Brazilian industrial employment and is the main centre of financial, health and technical services in the country. The city faces the dilemma of how to maintain metropolitan growth without disadvantaging the adjacent regions which currently provide its water supply.


Colin Marx
+44 (0)20 7679 1110 | c.marx@ucl.ac.uk