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Center for Metropolitan Studies

CEPID 2001-2013
CEPID 2013-2024
Website: centrodametropole.fflch.usp.br
Principal investigator and director: Eduardo Cesar Leão Marques
Deputy director: Adrian Gurza Lavalle
Research coordinator: Renata Bichir
Transfer and dissemination coordinator: Mariana Giannotti
University of São Paulo (USP) 
Av. Prof. Luciano Gualberto, 315 
05508-900 - Salas 116B (1º andar) e 2 (2º andar)
55 11 3091-2097

Brazilian Center for Analysis and Planning (CEBRAP)
Rua Morgado de Mateus, 615
04015-902 - São Paulo, SP - Brasil
55 11 5574 0399
Department of Political Science and Department of Sociology, Faculty of Philosophy, Letters and Human Sciences, University of São Paulo (FFLCH-USP)
Polytechnic School, University of São Paulo (Poli)
School of Arts, Sciences and Humanities, University of São Paulo (EACH)
Brazilian Center for Analysis and Planning (CEBRAP)
Institute of Education and Research (INSPER) 
Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV)
Federal University  São Paulo (UNIFESP)
National Institute for Space Research (INPE)

BV-FAPESP: research projects supported in this Center 

CEM in the Media: news about the Center



The Center for Metropolitan Studies (CEM), headquartered at the University of São Paulo (USP) and at the Brazilian Center for Analysis and Planning (CEBRAP), contains a multidisciplinary group of scholars that includes demographers, political scientists, sociologists, geographers, economists, and anthropologists.

Since it was established in 2000, CEM has produced internationally leading research in the social sciences on themes related to social, economic, and political transformation in contemporary cities, with emphasis on the Brazilian case. Our work seeks to contribute to national and international debates about social and spatial inequalities and, as such, to promote comparison between urban and metropolitan contexts in different regions of Brazil and in other countries.

CEM's mission is to promote the production and development of knowledge in the field; disseminate this knowledge to society; develop new technologies, data, indicators, or methodologies, support public policymakers; and develop the skills and knowledge of our researchers and collaborators.

CEM brings together researchers from the Department of Political Science (DCP-FFLCH), the Department of Sociology (FFLCH), the Polytechnic School (Poli), and the Faculty of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (EACH), at the University of São Paulo (USP); the Brazilian Center for Analysis and Planning (CEBRAP); Institute of Education and Research (INSPER); the Fundação Getulio Vargas; the Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP); and the National Institute of Spatial Research (INPE).