Larissa Lopes

 Larissa Lopes

PhD Student
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Which models for thinking and guiding urban growth in developing countries: the case of Rio de Janeiro Metropolitan Area

In Brazil, the recent economic development, and the gradual increase in living standards have had a significant impact on urban mobility, particularly with regard to access to private vehicles. Currently Rio de Janeiro - Brazil's second financial center, and one of the most visited cities by tourists from all around the world - is experiencing episodes of strong congestion, due to the saturation of the main roads, and an offer of public transportation that is fragmented and inefficient. In this context, this research aims to provide scientific support for urban planning actions and public policies in order to better lead the evolution of the transport system of the Greater Rio de Janeiro. The application of MobiSim to the Brazilian reality is an important instrument to ensure that the growth of the city will not be limited by its transport system.