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O ADN da ilha São Luís
  Ilha Sao Luis metropolitan urban strategic Plan Metro Matrix sustainable equity
  Perched on the northern outskirts of Brazil’s Atlantic coast the ilha Sao Luis is both a harbor well protected from the open Ocean and as an island well isolated from the hazardous mainland. Train lines bring to the port the raw materials and heavy goods from inland to be exported to European and north American markets.

Some may think that Sao Luis has lived an indolent life under a tropical climate. Sao Luis is now incorporated to the globalized trends and has ambitious policies of improvement of urban and productive facilities to join without embarrassment the forefront policies of sustainable development.

Sao Luis has however to understand that the future is built on the inheritance of the past, your assets and your capacities. No competitive future is built giving your back to what you are. Sao Luis urban DNA owes to its hinterland to its isolated position, to its island condition, to its marshy coast. From the sub-continental scale to the urban one of the scene design, scales have to be integrated in a single consistent vision.
POB Suggestions on 2017 Mega Rio Metropolitan Plan and Law Drafts
  Rio de Janeiro Pedro B. Ortiz Metropolitan Discipline Genoma Metro Matrix Structural Strategic Planning
  Rio is developing a Plan and a Law (Estatuto) to provide a management framework for the metropolitan dimension.

The results look good.
We think however that they could benefit from some suggestions.

We are very grateful to the Dec 01 2017 meetings with both the Metro Camara and the Prefeitura de Rio that triggered these presented ideas.
We wish they will be useful to foster some positive discussions and further profiling.
Ecumenical Sao Paulo
  Pedro B. Ortiz Sao Paulo Metropolitan Plan Strategic Structural Campinas
  Sao Paulo cannot grow as many other metropolises. Enclosed in a valley growth is constrained and density promoted, see data. However lack of land for development produces the overheating of supply, increase of prices and loss of competitiveness for globalized production.

In a natural form development has jumped beyond Sao Paulo Valley and is extending across Campinas area. Campinas needs to be structured and planned. A forecasted 100% growth on urban land for the next 30 years cannot be left to a disjointed incrementalist approach. In 30 years it will be too late and the chance of Sao Paulo to become a world-class metropolis may be gone forever.
Rio's Acupuncture
  Rio de Janeiro Pedro B. Ortiz Metropolitan Discipline Genoma Metro Matrix Structural Strategic Planning
  Guidelines for Rio Metropolitan Acupuncture

Rio is a triangle into the sea, out of the Brazilian national mountain range that links Sao Paolo and Rio.
The triangle has Rio's Bay approximatively at its middle:
- The West Side is overcrowded. It is the Urban dimension of Rio. Needs some urban measures.
- The East Side of the triangle, beyond the Bay, is not yet consistently structured.

Rio has to organize:
1) the metropolitan East Side and
2) the valley north of the mountain ridge.

That is the Mega Rio project. Decongestion through an articulated expansive structure.
Professor Contin’s Metropolitan Architecture has to be implemented