Relação cidade-curso de água: a canalização do Ribeirão Pirapitinga em Catalão (GO)

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Universidade Federal de Goiás


The modern western society has been structured around a fragmentary world view, and that has permeated the spatial practices ever since. This movement has reflections in the relationship between cities and watercourse, producing a way of contradictory appropriation, that demonstrates the idea of nature domination with the adequacy to the dynamic of the city, the canalization of watercourses being the spatial form that express such view. It is the case of Ribeirão Pirapitinga in Catalão (GO), which had 3.323 linear meters channeled within the city. Thus, the aim of this study is to analyze the city-watercourse relationship, from the multiple determinations and consequences of watercourse canalization, emphasizing the Ribeirão Pirapitinga canalization, in Catalão City, as a practical example of this fragmentation process in the society-nature relationship. In the first chapter, aspects related to society-nature relationship will be presented, focusing on the city-watercourse relationship, based on the practice of canalization, with its multiple determinations and consequences. In the second chapter, it will be time to approach the specific study object, that is, the city-watercourse relationship in Catalão (GO). Finally, the third chapter, intends to contemplate proposals for another form of relationship between cities and watercourses.



Sociedade-natureza, Cidade-curso de água, Canalização, Geografia, Planejamento, Society-nature, City-watercourse, Canalization, Geography, Planning


ALVES, V. A. R. Relação cidade-curso de água: a canalização do Ribeirão Pirapitinga em Catalão (GO). 2020. 120 f. Dissertação (Mestrado em Geografia) - Universidade Federal de Goiás, Catalão, 2020.