Rocinha, Rio de Janeiro-Favela Barrio Project

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  • The Favela Barrio Project, Rocinha, Rio de Janeiro  (Squatter Settlement Improvement)
    • Facts
      • Started in 1995, it has been suggested as a model for redevelopment due to the success
      • Involves 253,000 people in 73 favelas, and is still being extended to help more people
      • Started with 16 mid-sized favelas including Rocinha, because it was easier and cheaper to solve the problems there
    • Social
      • Residents now legally own homes and choose which improvements they want
      • Day care centres and after school schemes created to look after children while parents work
      • Services provided to help people overcome drug and alcohol addiction
      • Neighbourhood associations set up-more involvement
      • Local people can work as labourers on the improvements and develop skills
        • New houses are larger (5mx4m) with yard the same size outiside
          • Wood buildings replaced with brick
      • Basic services provided-rubbish collection, water and electricity etc.
        • Pipes for water and cables for electricity laid
      • Streets made wider and paved for access-allows emergency serives to get in
        • Standard of living and health has improved
      • New services started by the residents-provides jobs and skills
        • Economic
          • Training schemes set up to help people learn new skills, better jobs and more money
            • Social
              • Residents now legally own homes and choose which improvements they want
              • Day care centres and after school schemes created to look after children while parents work
              • Services provided to help people overcome drug and alcohol addiction
              • Neighbourhood associations set up-more involvement
              • Local people can work as labourers on the improvements and develop skills
                • New houses are larger (5mx4m) with yard the same size outiside
                  • Wood buildings replaced with brick
              • Basic services provided-rubbish collection, water and electricity etc.
                • Pipes for water and cables for electricity laid
              • Streets made wider and paved for access-allows emergency serives to get in
                • Standard of living and health has improved
              • New services started by the residents-provides jobs and skills
                • Economic
                  • Training schemes set up to help people learn new skills, better jobs and more money
                    • 40% of the $300 million funding came from the local authority
                      • The rest came from an international organisation called the Inter-Americal Development Bank
                    • Local buisness doubled
                    • Property value in favelas in project gone up by 80% to 120%
            • 40% of the $300 million funding came from the local authority
              • The rest came from an international organisation called the Inter-Americal Development Bank
            • Local buisness doubled
            • Property value in favelas in project gone up by 80% to 120%
      • Environmental
        • Houses moved down from steep slopes-improves safety
      • Site and Service
        • People pay rent for a plot of land
        • Local people use them to build their own new homes
        • The money saved by people doing the building themselves is spent on services e.g. electricity and sewers
      • Local Authority Schemes
        • Government supplies the building materials
        • Funded by the local government
        • Rent money is spent on services for the area
          • Site and Service
            • People pay rent for a plot of land
            • Local people use them to build their own new homes
            • The money saved by people doing the building themselves is spent on services e.g. electricity and sewers
      • Self-Help Schemes
        • Government and local people work together
        • The residents borrow money to buy building materials
        • Aim to improve the temporary housing built by residents for them
          • Local Authority Schemes
            • Government supplies the building materials
            • Funded by the local government
            • Rent money is spent on services for the area

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