Barrio favela redevelopment

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  • Barrio Favela re-development in Rio de Janeiro
    • location
      • south east of brazil
    • favelas/ squatter settlements
      • 600 in rio
      • house one fifth of the cites population
    • favela- barrio   project
      • started in 1995
      • sucessful
      • suggested as a model for re-developing other squatter settlements
      • involved 253,500 poeple in 73 favelas
      • cost $300 million
        • 40% came from local authorities
        • 60% came from inter-american development (an international organisation)
    • social improvements
      • daycare centres and after school schemes
        • look after children while parents work
      • adult education classes
        • improve adult literacy
      • services to help people with drug. alcohol addictions and domestic      violence
    • economic        improvements
      • residents can apply to legally own there properties
      • training services
        • so people can learn new skills and have a better chance of finding a job
    • environmental   improvements
      • replace wooden buildings with brick buildings and removal of homes on steep slopes
        • gives people a safer living     environment
      • widening and paving streets
        • allow easier access especially for emergency     services
      • provision of basic services ;clean water, electricity and weekly rubbish collection
        • improve health and way of life
    • community       involvement
      • residents choose which involvements    they want in their favela
      • neighbourhood associations are formed to communicate with residents and make decisions
      • new services are staffed by residents, providning income and helping them to learn new skills
    • the success
      • standard of living and health          of       residents have improved
      • properties in these favelas have increased by 80-100%
      • number of local businesses in the favelas has almost doubled
    • what are favelas like
      • crowded
      • narrow streets
      • houses made from scraps
      • no sewage system
        • sewage lies in the streets
      • illegally attached to electrical wires
      • on the periferia
        • steep hill sides
        • area prone to flooding
          • contaminated/ polluted


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