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Lucia Camargos Melchiors
Doutoranda no Programa de Pós-Graduação em Planejamento Urbano e Regional (PROPUR/UFRGS) e professora do Unitec Institute of Technology (Auckland, Nova Zelândia)

Heleniza Ávila Campos
Professora Adjunta do Curso de Arquitetura e Urbanismo (UFRGS) e do Programa de Pós Graduação em Planejamento Urbano e Regional (PROPUR/UFRGS)

The Brazilian Metropolitan Regions in the context of the Statute of the Metropolis: the importance of collaborative governance

The current metropolitan regions are marked by decentralization, productive restructuring and increasingly complex arrangements between cities. Today most of the urban issues go beyond municipal boundaries, requiring integrated solutions. In Brazil, the recent law "Statute of the Metropolis" ("Estatuto da Metrópole") resumes metropolitan issues pointing to progress towards the shared metropolitan management. This article proposes to reflect on the paradox of the importance of the Brazilian metropolitan regions versus existing management weaknesses. Discusses advantages of the institution of metropolitan governance arrangements and analyzes various existing models. It analyzes the current situation of the brazilian metropolitan regions, their process of formation and how the issue of metropolitan governance is inserted in to this context. The analysis of the Metropolis Statute demonstrates that this law made an important contribution to the issue of metropolitan management, but, nevertheless, there are still many obstacles that have to be overcome for its fully implementation.

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