Territorial Development – Managing for Sustainability in Brazil


  • Osvaldo Martins
  • Arnoldo José de Hoyos Guevara
  • Diego de Melo Conti
  • Telma Gonçalves Cunha




territorial management, articulation, planning, sustainability


In this study, emphasis will be given to the challenge of the organizational management process within a development model that considers the territorial possibilities and necessities as a basis for the process of sustainable, endogenous development. The territorial unit considered in the study is the municipality, highlighting the existing possibility in Brazil of implanting a model of participatory management on taking into account the large number of small municipalities existing in the Country. The problematic of large cities is also analyzed, recognizing, however, the greater difficulty of articulation among the representative players of society, based on the exogenous forces engaging within these regions. In order to study the management process, the contexts that support the concept of sustainable development and the form of organizing the economic activities will be defined. In the discussion of management properly stated, emphasis will be given to administrative decentralization and to articulation, to planning process and to dissemination of information.