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1

What Case Study are we looking at for SQUATTER SETTLEMENTS?

Favela- Bairro Project.

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What does the FAVELA-BAIRRO PROJECT do?

Helps people in Rio de Janeiro's Favelas.

3

Where is Rio de Janeiro?

South east Brazil

4

How many squatter settlements does it have?

600.

5

Housing...

one-fifth of the city's population.
More than one million people.

6

When did the project start?

1995

7

How many people does the project involve?

253,000 in 73 favelas.

8

What % of the funding came from the local authority?

40% of $300M

9

Who else helped fund the project?

Inter-American Development Bank.

10

The project includes what 3 improvements?

Social.
Economic.
Environmental.

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Name 3 SOCIAL improvements?

Day centres and after school schemes look after children.
Adult education classes.
Services to help aid drug, alcohol domestic abuse

12

Adult classes improve?

Adult literacy.

13

Name 2 ECONOMIC improvements?

Residents can apply to legally own properties.
Training schemes.

14

Training schemes improve?

New skills so they can find better jobs and earn more.

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Name 3 ENVIRONMENTAL improvements?

Replace wooden buildings to brick, removal of steep slopes.
Widening and paving streets.
Provision of weekly services.

16

Widening and paving streets mean...

There is easier access
eg ambulances

17

Neighbour hood associations are formed...

To communicate with residents and make decisions.

18

The property values in the favelas have increased by?

80-120%

19

Community involvement is one the most important parts of the project.

Residents choose which improvements they want in their own favela, so they feel involved.
New services are staffed by residents, providing income and helping them to learn new skills.

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How has the favela bairo project been successful?

The standard of living has improved and health.
Property values increased 80%-120%.
Local businesses within favelas has doubled.

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