Posts tagged mobility
As part of the city’s Porto Maravilha port revitalization program, the City of Rio is implementing a controversial cable car in Providência, Rio’s first and most historic favela, set to launch shortly. But to make room for this and various transport-related construction projects on the hill, 832 houses, or one-third of the community, have been marked for removal. Near the top some 60% of the houses are marked, exactly the area supposedly set to benefit from these mobility investments. Further projects are temporarily stalled as a judge imposed a moratorium on evictions until a case brought to court by the community is resolved.
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The federal program’s dwellings are being constructed in peripheral areas without urban mobility, studies show. Click here for original article in Portuguese in O Globo by Alessandra Duarte and Carolina Benevides.
The federal program that became the hallmark of the Dilma government for housing, Minha Casa Minha Vida (My House My Life) is building many of their dwellings in areas without transportation infrastructure. Studies by urban planners indicate that the program reproduces the logic of older conjuntos (“housing estates”), such as Cidade de Deus and Nova Sepetiba, where the poor end up being pushed to locations far from, for example, the supply of jobs—and without a system More >
Original article in Portugese published here.
I share here an excerpt from an article written by the urban architect Antônio Augusto Veríssimo on the production of housing for the program ‘Minha Casa, Minha Vida’ (My House, My Life) in Rio de Janeiro, focusing on the issue of housing location. To read the full article, click here. — Raquel Rolnik, Special Rapporteur to the UN on Adequate Housing
Housing, Employment and Mobility: The debate on the location of Social Interest Housing in the city of Rio de Janeiro
By Antônio Augusto Veríssimo, Urban Architect, Director of Coordination and Planning for Municipal Housing Secretariat (SMH) More >