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The Present and the Future of Fare-Free Public Transport and Sustainable Public Transport: The Cases of Avesta and Tallinn and The Visions for Luxembourg and Uppsala by André Dutra
This research intends to illuminate the concept and application of the public policy named fare -free public transport (FFPT), using the cases of Avesta and Tallinn and analysing future applicability of it in the cases of Luxembourg and Uppsala city. The analysis explores the fare-free public transport policy and the theory of sustainable transport. The study presents the different benefits of the policy and its limitations, and how the FFPT is connected to sustainable transport and sustainable development theories and application. Through a case study analysis based in literature review, the analysis of both cities wants to elucidate the application of the FFPT as one important policy tool within cities both for the environment and for the people, and how the policy can develop in the future. Considering this, the presented research also opens the possibility of expansion of the policy to other cities and countries.
Dutra, A., 2019: The Present and the Future of Fare-Free Public Transport and Sustainable Public Transport: The Cases of Avesta and Tallinn and The Visions for Luxembourg and Uppsala. Master thesis in Sustainable Development at Uppsala University, No. 2019/59, 64 pp, 30 ECTS/hp
Belo Monte Dam: drowning gods for development by André Dutra
In 2010 the Brazilian Federal Government started the construction of which was planned to be the third biggest hydroelectric power plant in the world, Belo Monte, in the cities of Altamira, Vitória do Xingu and Senador José Porfírio, in the Amazon rainforest, the state of Pará, Brazil. This enterprise was very controversial because of the displacement of local communities and indigenous villages, as well as the great environmental impact on the Amazon rainforest. This work intends to analyze the historical process involving the studies to measure the hydroelectric potential of the Xingu River Basin and to assess the decision-making process that led the Brazilian Government to continue implementing this enterprise despite the social outcry and the heavy reaction against it from the impacted communities, the social movements, the scientific community and other actors, but specially taking in consideration the struggle of the native communities, also called indigenous peoples.