The planning process in São Paulo
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Planning for the development of water infrastructure within informal settlements in the city of São Paulo, Brazil is a complicated process. This research uses the Rational Planning Model to explore the differences between planning in North America and in the Global South. Further, this research develops the various aspects of planning in the Global South through the examination of policy documents, interview data to identify the behavior of the practitioner – the urban planner - and his/her agency – creating the municipal perspective.