Council approves guidelines for Metropolitan Development Plan

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The Metropolitan Region of Campinas took an important step today with the approval of the Terms of Reference by the Development Council, which will guide all the elaboration of the Integrated Urban Development Plan (PDUI). The meeting was held in the municipality of Sumaré and had the participation of 16 municipalities, with the presence of 10 Mayors.

According to the Executive Director of Agemcamp – Ester Viana – the Terms of Reference was prepared by the Thematic Chamber especially created to accompany this theme, with the participation of technicians from the City Halls indicated by the Mayors, in partnership with the technicians from Agemcamp and Emplasa (São Paulo Company for Metropolitan Planning).

With the approval, the Chairman of the Metropolitan Development Council and Mayor of Itatiba – João Fattori – explains that it is possible to Agemcamp and the Council to begin the meetings to define the responsible for preparing the PDUI. “The intention is to hire a consortium of universities of the Region to think and write the Plan, which, in a next phase, will also have the participation of the organized society through public hearings and through a digital platform where each person will be able to offer their contribution to the Plan”.

The Terms of Reference was presented by the advisor of the Secretariat of State for Planning and Management – Maurício Hoffmann. Also to treat PDUI, attended the meeting the Director of Planning for Emplasa – Dr. Fernando Chucre, which dealt about the experience of the Metropolitan Region of São Paulo in the preparation of the Plan. PDUI will be prepared in compliance with the Statute of the Metropolis (Federal Law 13,089, January 2015), which requires all metropolitan regions to approve their PDUI’s to early 2018, in the case of RMC, comprising all 20 municipalities, its urban and rural areas and also making compatible with the planning of their master plans.

The meeting of the Development Council also had the participation of the Director of the National Road Safety Observatory – José Aurélio Ramalho, who presented the actions of the project “Transit municipalization” and the Yellow May movement, coordinated in partnership between public authorities and civil society, which aims to awaken people to the high rate of deaths and injuries in traffic. According to the Director José Aurélio Ramalho the Region municipalities are engaged in several awareness actions.

The mark that symbolizes the movement, the tie in yellow, follows the same proposal of awareness already idealized and succeeded, adopted by the consciousness movements in the fight against breast cancer, prostate and even awareness campaigns against HIV virus – the most consolidated nationally and internationally. The campaign information for Yellow May can be accessed by the website