Right to the City: Housing and Community Development in Brazil

Irazabal Zurita, Clara E.; De Castro Mazarro, Alejandro; Arellano, Vicente; Escalante, Ubaldo; Jackson, Tristan; Khan, Maira; Prabhakaran, Krithika; Sun, Lu; Paty Diaz, Alejandra Guadalupe

This report contains research and proposals resulting from a semester-long study of the housing crisis in Brazil, as seen through the lens of urban social movements.The studio’s proposals and larger vision targets the upliftment of those worst affected by Brazil’s qualitative and quantitative housing shortage – those in the 1 to 3 minimum wage bracket, the lowest earning members in Brazilian society. Research is focused through the struggles of urban social movements who have been protesting and negotiating with the government for increased housing supply for decades. Using their needs and demands as a base of understanding ground realities for the poorest of the poor in Brazil, this studio went about its research.

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Urban Planning
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June 3, 2020