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1 ­ Rocinha: Housing in an Urban Area
> Tenure, access, opportunities, constraints and patterns.



Location: Rio de Janeiro's South Zone between the districts of São Conrado and Gávea.


- Built on a steep hillside overlooking the city just 1 kilometre from the beach.
- Largest favela (shanty town) in…

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Self-Help Schemes:
- Local authority provides breeze-blocks and roofing tiles, people provide the labour.
- Money saved is used to provide electricity, water supplies etc.
- Water tanks on roofs collect rainwater, which supplies water for an outside water basin &
bathroom.
- Example `Favela Bairro Project'; an attempt to…

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