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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 >
Residents of Vila União de Curicica, a Jacarepaguá community until 2011 targeted to receive public upgrading projects as part of the Morar Carioca program, now hope dialogue with the Rio de Janeiro city government can prevent their eviction.
In late 2011, representatives of the 26-year old community were asked to attend a public audience at Rio’s City Council where they were told that part of the community would be removed due to its location in the future path of the TransOlímpica highway and BRT More >
View original article in Portuguese here. Article by Raquel Rolnik, Special Rapporteur to the UN on Adequate Housing.
Researchers from IPEA, the Institute for Applied Economic Research, recently published a study that suggests that the Brazilian real estate market might be something of a bubble. The authors of the study, Mário Jorge Mendonça and Adolfo Sachsida, calculated that despite house prices increasing some 165% between January 2008 and February of this year, the rate of inflation in Rio was 25%. According to the study, this sort of increase in prices – brought on by federal government programs and incentives that increased access to credit in 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 >