Urban Space

According to SAINTS (1992: 49) ‘ ‘ the space constitutes an objective reality, permanent a social product in mudana’ ‘. When any type of space is studied must have the notion that the society does not operate outside of it, and yes it acts on it, provoking a secular movement. In such a way, all time that we come back our attentions toward understanding of a space organization and its secular evolution we cannot leave to always analyze four basic categories of analysis space, that must to be understood as and associate disjunctive, instituted for SAINTS (Ibidem). These categories are: structure, process, function and form. The structure as SAINTS (Ibidem) always must be analyzed in the dichotomy space-time, being it one product tax to the space for the society. For it the term structure if relates as the objects are interrelated between itself not having an immediate exterioridade being understood in a cultural aspect. Already CORRA (1986: 77) define structure in simplified way more and say that this term if relates ‘ ‘ the social and economic nature of a society in data moment of tempo’ ‘.

Process is an action practised continuously in the space, objectifying a indeterminate result, but that it implies in time and change. (SAINTS, 1992). For Corra (1986) ‘ ‘ the processes occur inside of one given social and economic structure and result of the internal contradictions of mesma’ ‘. The process can be considered a structure in movement. Form is for SAINTS (1992: 50) ‘ ‘ the visible aspect of a thing, if relates to the commanded object arrangement, to a standard. CORRA (1987) cites a house, a quarter and an urban net as examples of space forms in different scales.