NEW URBAN LANDSCAPES OF THE MINHA CASA, MINHA VIDA PROGRAM
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.
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