In the first week of February, we gathered in Florianópolis for the first team meeting of this year! We met at the Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, where we discussed all aspects of the project, from concepts to be applied to technical details which must be noticed. In the first day, the lead researcher for each city showed the areas and shared their thoughts.
Professor Eleonora D’Orsi (UFSC) shows the schedule for the week.
Professor Tim Jones (Oxford Brookes) explains the zones and uses of Oxford in general, and talks about the areas.
Professor Júlio Vargas (UFRGS) shows the areas of Porto Alegre and says the reasons they were selected.
Professor Hartmut Günther (UnB) discusses the areas in Brasília and tells how the data collect is happening.
To end it, professor Eleonora shows the areas in Florianópolis.
In the following days, we got to visit the 3 case study areas in (Monte Verde, in the Saco Grande; Jardim Atlântico (in the mainland); and Costão do Pirajubaé.
Team gathered at the Health Center – Saco Grande. We were welcomed by a local nurse, who showed us their building and explained some of their work.
Francisca Daussy, member of the team, took us to the Jardim Atlântico to show us around. She told us about a program developed by the city which wants to transform wastelands in urban gardens – many would be inside of our area of study.
Francisca and the team enter the Jardim Atlântico.
Community square in the Jardim Atlântico.
In the end, we got to know the Health Center – Costão do Pirajubaé and visited the community, guided by local agent Andrea. We got to talk to the locals and see the place that they live – and that we study.
Costão do Pirajubaé.
Team in front of the Health Center, about to visit the so called “Costeira”.
In the last days, the team met again at UFSC to discuss the last details before the data collect begins in all cities. It was an intense week in which we worked a lot and had many visits, but there was also a lot of integration between the team – and we feel ready to take the next steps.