A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF HOW TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS AFFECT SPATIAL SEGREGATION IN BRASÍLIA, BRAZIL AND TORONTO, CANADA

Open Access
Author:
De Morais, Andrew Taylor
Area of Honors:
Interdisciplinary in Civil Engineering and Architecture
Degree:
Bachelor of Science
Document Type:
Thesis
Thesis Supervisors:
  • Venky Shankar And Madis Pihlak, Thesis Supervisor
  • Venkataraman Shankar, Thesis Supervisor
  • Madis Pihlak, Thesis Supervisor
  • Patrick Reed, Honors Advisor
  • Scott W Wing, Honors Advisor
  • Peggy Ann Johnson, Faculty Reader
Keywords:
  • transportation
  • transportation engineering
  • urban planning
  • public transit
  • spatial segregation
  • Brasília
  • Brazil
  • Toronto
  • Canada
Abstract:
This research explores how transportation systems and planning methodologies affect spatial segregation within the context of income disparity. Spatial segregation will be defined as the inability to have unhindered access throughout the city for both work and leisure. A comparative analysis between the auto-centered, planned city of Brasília, Brazil and the transit conscious city of Toronto, Canada will provide a context from which characteristics of a more socially sustainable transit system can be based. Differences in scale, cost, and land use planning will promote a better understanding of how to mitigate the reoccurring challenge of population mobility in cities where lowincome populations are continuously pushed to the periphery.