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The Rio/São Paulo Extended Metropolitan Region: A quest for global integration

  • Hamilton Tolosa
Part of the Advances in Spatial Science book series (ADVSPATIAL)

Abstract

This paper explores whether the Rio/São Paulo Extended Metropolitan Region, an area with 36 million and accounting for one-third of Brazil’s GNP, can successfully integrate into the global economy. Analysis of private investment projects in different sub-regions over the period 1995–2002 suggests that most of the investments are in high-tech or average technology rather than in low technology projects. Decentralization into the Paraiba Valley appears to be taking place rapidly. However, in the region as a whole, severe imbalances between the Rio and the São Paulo remain, and these are an obstacle to the region’s attempt to climb up the global urban hierarchy rankings.

Keywords

Motor Vehicle Extend Region Investment Portfolio World City Global Integration 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hamilton Tolosa
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  1. 1.Department of EconomicsCandido Mendes UniversityRio de JaneiroBrazil

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