Expansão urbana e derivações ambientais sobre o Ribeirão Pirapitinga em Catalão (GO)

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Universidade Federal de Goiás


This work is the result of a survey conducted in the city of Catalão (GO) on urban expansion and the environment. We tried to identify the environmental problems of the expansion process of the city on the Ribeirão Pirapitinga. Through empirical research, information was obtained that allowed us to verify the quality of the environment found in Ribeirão Pirapitinga. The results show that the set of springs that form the Ribeirão Pirapitinga, have changed over the historical process. From the socio and economic standpoint, it became evident that the city expands in a dynamic and fast way. The work is divided into five chapters. The first deals with the production of urban space, contemplating the literature review. The second chapter deals with the process of urbanization and the environmental impacts caused by it and the main environmental problems caused by urbanization in Brazilian cities, especially related to water resources. The third is an economic, political, social and environmental analysis of Catalão, also addressing origin, territorial organization and urban population dynamics and spatial distribution in the periods 1956-1969, 1970-1985 and 1986-2011. The fourth chapter deals with an empirical survey of Ribeirão Pirapitinga, considering the historical, economic and social development. It is evident the environmental problems caused by the urbanization process in the set of springs that make up the Ribeirão Pirapitinga. In the last chapter the following conclusions and proposed recommendations.



Catalão (GO), Derivações ambientais, Expansão urbana, Nascentes, Ribeirão Pirapitinga, Catalão (GO), Environmental derivations, Urban expansion, Headwaters, Ribeirão Pirapitinga


RIBEIRO, Laurinda José. Urban expansion and environmental derivations on Ribeirão Pirapitinga in Catalan (GO). 2012. 203 f. Dissertação (Mestrado em Ciências Humanas) - Universidade Federal de Goiás, Catalão, 2012.