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Vestibular 2021

Line of Research:

  • Urban Management

Privileges reflection on urbanism while policy, considering the parties involved in the city’s production process, as well as the economical, political, social, and spatial impacts of the urbanistic interventions highlighting the legal and environmental approaches.

  • History of Urbanistic Thinking

Historically approaches urbanism, understood as a set of ideas, practices, and interventions carried on throughout the history of western cities, aiming at conforming a specific cognitive field from broad cultural relations.

  • Urban Requalification

Studies the role of deactivated urban areas in the configuration of the present metropolitan territory at its multiple scales. Analyses architectural and urbanistic heritage verifying potentialities for urban rehabilitation. Investigates specialties of the contemporary public sphere prioritizing the approach of the free space systems and urban public spaces that present changes in use, users, and equipment wear or obsolescence.


The Course of Master’s Degree in Urbanism of the Post-Graduation Program in Urbanism from PUC-Campinas, considering its scientific vocation, the need to form professionals qualified in the field of urbanism and teaching staff for higher education, also, the improvement of the University’s educational quality and social roles, takes on the following objectives:

– Consolidate a reference center in education, research, and extension in the field of urbanism, operating simultaneously as a formation center for professors and researchers, and as permanent source of innovation in the field of urbanism aimed at urban and territorial management.
– Consolidate a research and education center specialized in urbanism, so as to clearly center the concentration areas and lines of research on the theme of theory, history, and criticism of architecture and city, and on urban and territorial management.
– Qualify the program participants to be professors and researchers, having a conducting wire the reflection on educational and investigative practice.
– Develop the above objectives expressed through the consolidation of Research Groups, registered at CNPq’s Lattes Platform, supporting the Program’s Lines of Research.

Target Audience

– Aimed at the formation and qualification of teaching staff, researchers, and professionals graduated in Architecture and Urbanism or further areas of urban, environmental, and territorial intervention and planification, and of critical and historical analysis of the architectural and urbanistic production such as: History, Tourism, Journalism, Geography, Environmental Engineering, Economy, and Social Sciences.

Scholarship Modalities

a) CAPES/MEC: Program of Support to Post-Graduation from Private Education Institutions;
b) CNPq/MCT: Doctor’s Degree (GD);
c) PUC-Campinas/Rectorship: 50% exemption on tuition.

Curricular Structure

For the conclusion of the Master’s Degree in Urbanism, aiming at the title of Master, a total of 32 credits are necessary, attributed as follows:

1) 02 mandatory disciplines of 03 credits, adding up to a total of 06 credits;
2) 04 elective disciplines of 03 credits, adding up to a total of 12 credits;
3) 03 modules of Advanced Research Seminars – mandatory discipline of 02 credits, adding up to a total of 06 credits;
4) Approval on Qualification Exam: at the end of the first year of the Master’s Degree course the student will have to submit his/her dissertation project to a Qualification Exam.
5) Dissertation: 08 credits.

Minimum duration of the Master’s Degree in Psychology as Profession and Science is 12 and maximum 24 months.

Thus, the course progression is distributed as follows:


1st semester 2nd semester 3rd semester 4th semester
Mandatory (1) Elective (2) Elective (4) Guidance
Mandatory (2) Elective (3) ARS III
Elective (1) ARS (2) Guidance
ARS (1) Guidance


The history of the construction of the Post-Graduation in Urbanism at PUC-Campinas started with the College of Architecture and Urbanism when, in the early 190s, with the implementation of the Teaching Staff Career System, the teaching staff were able to dedicate themselves to research. The construction of projects and research groups started becoming reality and a new phase of incentive to graduation student participation in such research started through:

PUC-Campinas furtherance, with resources from CEAP and CNPq – PIBIC Program – scientific initiation programs;
– search for external resources along CNPq and FAPESP;
– implementation, in 1992, of the PET (Special Training Program) from CAPES.

The implementation by the College of Architecture and Urbanism of the courses of Lato Sensu specialization from 1995 also constituted in a important initiative for the construction of our post-graduation. So, in 1995, the course of specialization “Modern and Contemporary Urbanism” was created; in 1996, the course of “Territory Management”; and, in 1998, the course of “Architectural Heritage: theory and project”.

A solid base was created for the ne step: implementation of the Stricto Sensu post-graduation. Here, precisely in 1997, the Stricto Sensu Post-Graduation Program was implemented, with the offering of “Master’s Degree in Urbanism”, when the College of Architecture and Urbanism was already reaching significant results in the production of research from the teaching staff and students involved in such post-graduations and research groups.

The Master’s Degree in Urbanism from PUC-Campinas was structured from two Lines of Research, knowingly: Urban Management, History of Urbanistic Thinking.

The Post-Graduation Program activities are coordinated by the Post-Graduation Program Coordinator, under close supervision from the Stricto Sensu Post-Graduation Program Board. This board is constituted by the Program Coordinator, two Program teaching staff representatives, and one course student representative.

PUC-Campinas has been favoring the qualification of its teaching staff, qualifying it for research. The title obtained by innumerous professors in other higher education institutions, above all the degree of doctor, implied in the participation of such teaching staff in research groups from such external institutions, while they obtained their qualifications. Today, after this process of formation of researchers, PUC-Campinas is fully qualified for developing its own research centers and laboratories, as it has an effective of researchers with titles and excellent qualification.

The 2001 institutional reform that grouped knowledge areas in university centers integrated the Post-Graduation Program in Urbanism into the Center for Exact, Environmental Sciences and Technologies (CEATEC), enabling the approximation of researchers from other correlate areas, above all from the courses of Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Geography, and Chemistry, providing for the consolidation of research groups that today provide the necessary conditions for a consolidation of such Stricto Sensu Post-Graduation Program.