Reconecta RMC: green infrastructure as a regional landscape planning tool


  • Fernanda Fadiga
  • Camila Gomes Sant’Anna
  • Mariana Rodrigues Ribeiro dos Santos



metropolitan area, regional planning, land use and occupation plans


The progressive emergence of the negative socio-environmental effects of urban expansion has fostered, on the part of technical professionals and administrators at various scales, the search for new ways of enjoying natural resources and spaces so that such effects are reduced or even, ideally, eradicated in the long term. Among them, there are the so-called Nature-based Solutions (NbS), one of which is Green Infrastructure (GI), whose concept can still be subjected to different interpretations and application methodologies in land use and occupation plans at different scales, generating diffuse results that are difficult to assess. By associating the need to improve the theoretical and practical understanding of GIs with the urgency of including actions to promote the recovery and conservation of the biodiversity of the local fauna and flora, the Reconecta RMC Program was chosen, in the metropolitan area of Campinas (SP), as an object of analysis, aiming to discuss the use of green infrastructure as a landscape planning tool. The analysis was carried out by comparing the program procedures and a landscape planning methodology composed of steps (Reading, Mapping, Analysis, Scenario, Implementation, and Monitoring) defined by Sant’Anna (2020), according to the most relevant principles of GI. The program, represented by descriptive documents, presented a high potential for contributing to the insertion of green infrastructure in landscape planning at the integrated urban development plan of RMC, up to the stage that it can be analyzed, and may also be reflected in the Master Plans of the municipalities from the metropolitan area.


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How to Cite

Fadiga, F., Sant’Anna, C. G., & dos Santos, M. R. R. (2024). Reconecta RMC: green infrastructure as a regional landscape planning tool. Caderno Pedagógico, 21(2), e2878.