A meeting with Milton Santos by Tendler, Silvio
About Milton Santos
Milton Santos (1926-2001) was a Brazillian geographer and had a first degree in law. He was especially well known for his sharp tongue and criticism. Despite his critical view on the contemporary world, he was a positive thinker. Santos wrote more than forty books. His work "O Espaco Dividido" (English book translation: The Shared Space) is considered a geography classic: in it Santos develops a theory on urban development in underdeveloped countries. Milton Santos won the Vautrin Lud International Geography Prize, which is the highest award that can be gained in the field of geography.