Artigo de periódico
Community organization, housing improvement and income generation. A case study of favelas in Sao Paulo, Brazil
Sampaio, Maria Ruth Amaral de
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Faculdade de Arquitetura e Urbanismo [FAU]
sociologia urbana; favelas; habitação (sociologia)
From the early 1970s the number of faveh settlements in Sao Paula, Brazil, increased with terrifying speed. Many of these settlements were established through invasion of public land. One such settlement is Heliopolis which has a poputation of about 50,000 peopfe. making it the biggest agglomeration of poverty in $20 Paulo. The rise of Heliopolis is a consequence of the political and economic problems of Brazil. In recent years, these problems have had an adverse effect on the poor population living in the nation’s cities. This paper traces the urbanization of the favela in Eieliopolis, the demands of the population, the participatory role of its inhabitants, the community organization, and efforts to improve housing conditions and income generation.
SAMPAIO, Maria Ruth Amaral de. Community organization, housing improvement and income generation. A case study of favelas in São Paulo, Brazil. Habitat International, New York, v. 18, n.4 , p. 81-97, 1994.