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The LabStrategy aims to increase developmental knowledge by interpreting a city or port's local infrastructure. This is done by creating Urban sceneries that allow the requalification of degraded areas. LabStrategy also researches global territory configurations by diagnosing and projecting new urban experiences that arise from the sceneries created by the strategic systems. This network of strategic systems provides the possibility to create a connection between cities, urban centers, and port areas. This is characterized by tourist attractions that are connected by the infrastructure implementations that are capable of restructuring the urban space, which allows the recreation of complex territories.


The goal is to increase the development of methods and rehearsals that create projectual strategies from diagrams. These diagrams can be used on degraded urban and port areas, which allows for new urban project designs. These areas are the object of study that allows the development of strategies that are used to establish a balanced correlation between a city and a port. Through the urbanization process the port areas can also be recreated, since the degradation of the port areas directly disturbs the urbanization process for urban areas and cities. Basically the goal is the development of an Urban Project that emphasizes degraded urban and port areas. This allows the connection between the city, the hinterland and the water.

Among the guiding principles the Lab will use, as a development theory, the following inquiries:

These objectives, added to the proposed analysis method will experimentally enable the emergence of design elements that are the structuring of urban, economic, political, sustainable scenarios, through mappings, strategies, diagrams and elements that help  in the production and characterization of urbanity in the investigated territories. Among the objectives proposed by the laboratory and its academic considerations that seek reflections in the context of design experiments as a method of teaching practice, this may be the lever for the emergence of other laboratories that will implement new didactic-pedagogical activities.

[ United Nations Development Program ]


    The World Center for Sustainable Development of  UNDP – RIO+ supports the Study Group initiative led by Mackenzie University and Professor Dr. Carlos Andrés Hernández Arriagada . We recognize the methodology developed by the professor as a powerful tool to integrate sustainable development goals into the municipal planning agenda.

    Mackenzie's eagerness to mobilize a group of renowned international universities to support the construction of an international "tank of ideas" to study the application of sustainable concepts to cities and help municipalities to be better prepared to avoid challenges in relation to social and economic aspects and environmental corresponds to the objective of Centro RIO+ to promote dialogue and partnership to achieve a model of sustainable development. It also helps to place Brazilian initiatives that can be an example to promote solutions to implement the SDGs in the Southern Hemisphere.

    In this sense, the RIO+ Center honorably indicates the Mackenzie study group as an important and well-conceived method to identify obstacles and propose solutions for cities and local governments to adopt strategic ideas for intelligent, resilient and sustainable construction. "




Urban territories or ports, and their cities, are the reconfiguration opportunity, to urbanize the area instead of only creating urban and port infrastructure.


What are the most fitting urban project strategies, at the moment, for creating areas in a Port territory where the urbanism concept is emminent in a dynamic and complex territory structure?


How can the urban infrastructure determine a fitting urban design that simultaneously attends to the needs of the area's population, and it's port city?


How can urban territories or port areas be configured in urban sectors or pleasant coast lines, instead of only a functional infrastructure?

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