NEW URBAN LANDSCAPES OF THE MINHA CASA, MINHA VIDA PROGRAM

  • Herve Thery Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - Paris

Abstract

The  “Minha casa, minha vida” (My house, My life) program, the country’s largest housing program in the last 30 years, changed the landscape of many Brazilian cities. Launched in 2009, in the second term of former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, he became one of Dilma Rousseff’s main government policies Rousseff and was responsible for the construction, on the urban fringes around the country, of sets of tens, hundreds or even thousands small houses. Designed to streamline construction and combat the effects of the international economic crisis, it became an instrument to reduce the housing deficit in the country, but does not escape criticism from the experts who have studied their ventures. The article after a short presentation of its history, discusses its effects on the landscape of cities, measured through photos taken in field or collected on the Internet and Google Earth vertical images. Specific examples are chosen in medium-sized cities, and in some capitals. Finally two interviews help complete the program evaluation.

Author Biography

Herve Thery, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - Paris
Doutor em Geografia - Université Paris 1 (Panthéon-Sorbonne) (1976). Atualmente é pesquisador - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, professor convidado da USP, pesquisador convidado da Universidade de Brasília, - Coordenador editorial da revista Confins (http://confins.revues.org, Issn 1958-9212), comitê editorial Espace Géographique, M@ppemonde (Online) (1769-7298). Tem experiência na área de Geografia, com ênfase em Análise Regional, atuando principalmente nos seguintes temas: geografia do brasil, geografia politica, cartografia tématica, europa e américa latina.
Published
22/12/2016
How to Cite
THERY, Herve. NEW URBAN LANDSCAPES OF THE MINHA CASA, MINHA VIDA PROGRAM. Mercator, Fortaleza, v. 16, dec. 2016. ISSN 1984-2201. Available at: <http://www.mercator.ufc.br/mercator/article/view/2000>. Date accessed: 23 may 2018. doi: https://doi.org/10.4215/rm2017.e16002.
Section
ARTICLES

Keywords

Política habitacional; Paisagem urbana; Minha Casa Minha Vida; Housing policies; Urban landscapes; Politique de logement; Paysages urbains