Operação Urbana Consorciada Água Espraiada (OUCAE)
SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL
The OUCAE comprises an area of 1400 hectares in the southwest region of São Paulo. It is located close to the local airport, alongside the Água Espraiada creek, with the United Nations Avenue on the west and the Imigrantes Highway on the east. The project was launched in 2001 with the acceptance of Municipal Law No. 13.260, which established the guidelines for the delivery of this scheme. The project includes a number of interventions to improve the transportation infrastructure (bridges, viaducts, monorail), drainage, and green public space, and to remove the slums and develop new housing. The projects should be supported by the selling of so-called CEPACs (Certificates of Additional Construction Potential), a security corresponding to additional building rights in the project area. The project is delivered by the public companies São Paulo Urbanism (SP-Urbanismo) and São Paulo Works (SP-Obras).
The image above shows Avenue Roberto Marinho, with the drainage canal of the Água Espraiada creek, the monorail under construction, old homes, and new buildings.
SP-Urbanismo (2017). 44ª Meeting of Conselho Gestor da Operação Urbana, 7 June, 2017. URL: http://www.prefeitura.sp.gov.br/cidade/secretarias/upload/desenvolvimento_urbano/sp_urbanismo/arquivos/GGOUCAE_44a_RO_2017_06_07_apresentacao.pdf (accessed 20 October, 2017).