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1

What are the three types of schemes that can help improve the quality of life for the urban poor?

Self-help schemes, local authority schemes, site and service schemes

2

What are the positives and negatives of self-help schemes?

P- employment, housing improved, low rent

N- relies upon residents' knowledge

3

What are the good and bad things about local authority schemes?

P - Risk of disease falls, easier to earn money, fresh water, moved to new housing

N - Community spirit lost

4

What are the positives and negatives of site and service schemes?

P - Employment opportunities, builds social skills and community spirit, authorities have more money for amenities

N - Residents have to provide their own materials

5

Where has urban planning helped improve the quality of life for the urban poor?

Rio de Janiero - Favella Bairro Project

6

What has been done as part of the Favela Bairro project?

Access to a better water supply and drainage system, hillsides secured to prevent landslides, building of new health, education and leisure facilities, access to credit to improve homes, 100% mortgages available, UPP set up to reduce crime rates