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Old December 31st, 2012, 12:12 AM   #1
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MISC | Slum to Public Housing Conversions in your City

Post pictures and examples of slums that have been converted into public housing in your city. They can either be from the distant past, from recent times, ongoing, or planned.
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Old December 31st, 2012, 12:27 AM   #2
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in são paulo
heliopolis is around 70,000 inhabitants in south of the city

http://www.favelization.com/2009_05_01_archive.html

these short buildings correspond the "gleba a" replacing part of slum

http://www.prefeitura.sp.gov.br/cida...ex.php?p=10402
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Old December 31st, 2012, 02:52 AM   #3
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Nice! Looks like decent public housing.
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Old December 31st, 2012, 02:15 PM   #4
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These projects are common in Brazil aren't they?
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Old December 31st, 2012, 02:27 PM   #5
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They are very common.

The worst slum in Rio was totally removed.





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Old December 31st, 2012, 02:47 PM   #6
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They are very common.

The worst slum in Rio was totally removed.
No, the worst slum in Rio is alive and spreading over the surrounding urban area. http://goo.gl/maps/LgVLC

Slums should be eradicated and its inhabitants relocated in housing projects elsewhere.
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Old December 31st, 2012, 02:59 PM   #7
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Sorry Sub, but not.

"Parque Nova Cidade de Acari" was the worst slum in Rio.
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The best solution for slums:

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you forgot to post the buildings that replaced this one
here you are
jardim edith

http://jardimedith.blogspot.com.br/
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Slums should be eradicated and its inhabitants relocated in housing projects elsewhere.
I completely agree, slums are places full of disease, hunger, and other forms of human suffering. I believe the redevelopment of slums should be a priority in developing countries.
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I completely agree, slums are places full of disease, hunger, and other forms of human suffering. I believe the redevelopment of slums should be a priority in developing countries.
That is sometimes difficult to erradicate because many people are offered homes they cannot pay taxes or loans on and end up selling the property and living in another slum area.
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if they're at least able to make a profit, that is already a step up.
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Old January 1st, 2013, 11:13 AM   #13
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A lot of people live in slums. That means building a lot of buildings for people who cannot always afford them. So ideally yes, but realistically hard to achieve.
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It would be great if they first invested in the people who live there by training them or giving'em the ability to learn skills necessary to get a job in the development of these projects. Almost like a circle, basically par for your home while you're building it but at the same time, providing valuable assets for them to later improve from.
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Old January 2nd, 2013, 01:14 PM   #15
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It would be great if they first invested in the people who live there by training them or giving'em the ability to learn skills necessary to get a job in the development of these projects. Almost like a circle, basically par for your home while you're building it but at the same time, providing valuable assets for them to later improve from.
Completely agree!
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Old January 2nd, 2013, 03:40 PM   #16
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Also don't forget what happened in the USA and Europe with building those massive housing projects also ofthen to replace slum like area's....
Mots of these places are sad places full of crime, gang activity and so on. So I'm not sure if it's any better. It looks better from the outside, that's true.
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While that might be true, we ought to remember that slums are already that and more. What this places do is at least bring some kind of order for which the government can better handle problems. It would be very interesting to actually know what is the limit for which a government helps the poor without actually been unfair to the upper classes. What i mean is what would a balanced scenario for people to have the availability to advance without actually having a "free ride". I'm curious, what do you guys think?
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Old January 3rd, 2013, 01:15 AM   #18
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"What this places do is at least bring some kind of order for which the government can better handle problems."

Yes, in other words, a lot of these government "slum clearance" projects - often done in the pretext of social justice and better living conditions - are all about easier police and social control of impoverished populations.
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You pretend if that is something bad.
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Not just social control, but also for the sake of other basic needs. There's more control over resources, land preservation, waste control, etc. It is about reestablishing order which can then lead to better and balanced help for those people.
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