Brasilia, living exemple of a 1960 modernist city, Brazil
Sentinel-1 CSAR IW
29 April 2015
at 08:44:48 UTC
08 May 2018
at 13:32:29 UTC
Sentinel Vision team, VisioTerra, France -
Urban planning, capital city, UNESCO World Heritage, Brazil
Fig. 1 - S1 (29.04.2015) - Brasilia is located atop the Brazilian highlands close to the country's center.
Fig. 2 - S2 (08.05.2018) - President Juscelino Kubitschek initiated its planning & construction in 1960 to relocate the country's activity inland.
UNESCO designed Brasília as a "City of Design" and as a World Heritage Site due to its modernist architecture and uniquely artistic urban planning.
Fig. 3 - It was built according to the utopist design of Lúcio Costa, a student of Le Corbusier; 4.3 millions people now inhabit its metro area.
Fig. 4 - The capacity limit in Brasilia plan caused many favelas to form in satellite cities as Brazilians migrated, looking for federal jobs.
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Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data 2023, processed by VisioTerra.
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