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What is the case study for a squatter settlement redevelopment?

Sao Paulo, Brazil
What is the problem in Sao Paulo?


The are is very populated due to a lot of rural to urban migration




The population is 2.5 million




Being the capital of Brazil it is its beating heart




It contains many large favelas due to the city's over population



What is Sao Paulo's largest squatter settlement (favela)?


Paradise City is Sao Paulo's largest favela with over 800,000 people




Infrastructure was very poor and buildings very dangerous




Paradise City was tightly controlled by a criminal group called the PPC, and businesses had to bribe them to set up in Paradise City


What was the solution?



Organisations began Aided Self Help Schemes throughout Sao Paulo's favelas




Simple homes with a bathroom, made from simple materials like breeze blocks were built




Authorities built simple roads in the favela so bus routes could be set up




Much of Paradise City now has piped water and electricity




Schools were built


What has the impact of the improvements been?

People's quality of life has improved and the area is cleaner thanks to appropriate infrastructure




The area is intergrated by bus routes to the city making it easier for people to make a living




A house market has developed housing costing between R$15,000 and R$300,000




Education means future generations have a chance of a better life




Some favelas have become lower-class urban residential districts




The criminal organisation the PCC has been driven out by economic and social improvements




Some large chain business has began to occupy Paradise City and other favelas, such as Casa Bahia, a furniture shop chain