Expansion dynamics of the Brasília-Anápolis-Goiania urban-regional arrangement
Abstract Urban-regional arrangements are a socio-spatial category that articulates agglomerations and centers in one unit. They are configured under a fast qualification/disqualification of spaces through redefinition of functions, and create extensive territories permeated by urban voids. This category is representative of the contemporary stage of metropolization, which has started engendering new urban morphologies that are articulated and dense, but discontinued, and support the geographical enlargement of the accumulation process. Having as object the Brasília-Anápolis-Goiânia arrangement, we discuss, in this article, its current expansion dynamics, the action of the real estate industry, under the strong influence of income generated by agribusiness, and regional implications. Specifically in the expansion model of Goiânia and Anápolis, we attempt to show that the wealth generated in the surroundings induces urban valuation without reducing the existing inequality, which is intensified when increasingly fragmented spaces are created.