Essays about: "favelas"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 11 essays containing the word favelas.

  1. 1. Municipal Solid Waste Management in Informal Settlements – A multiple-case study of challenges and possibilities in the favelas and informal sector of Rio de Janeiro city

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Miljö- och energisystem

    Author : Emma Bergman; [2019]
    Keywords : municipal solid waste management; informal settlement; favela; waste picker; recycling cooperative; environmental protection; social inclusion; Rio de Janeiro; Technology and Engineering;

    Abstract : Today, about one billion people in the world live in informal settlements and lack access to basic services and city infrastructure. In Rio de Janeiro, approximately 1,4 million people, one fourth of the city population, live in informal settlements, in Brazil called favelas. READ MORE

  2. 2. Life in Vila Laboriaux : a social and physical analysis shaped into guidelines for a Rio de Janeiro favela landscape development

    University essay from SLU/Dept. of Urban and Rural Development

    Author : Chiro Eliassi Sarzeli; Hannah Rodin Borne; [2019]
    Keywords : Rio de Janeiro; Rocinha; Vila Laboriaux; favela; landslides; housing removal; gentrification; civil dialogue;

    Abstract : The urbanization is a rapid movement that has been continuously increasing for the last one hundred years in several places around the world. In Brazil, poverty and urban migration have led to informal settlements, also known as favelas, in cities such as Rio de Janeiro. READ MORE

  3. 3. Sowing hope, harvesting justice: How Vila Nova Esperança transformed the environment into an ally to claim rights

    University essay from Lunds universitet/LUCSUS

    Author : Luciana Capuano Mascarenhas; [2019]
    Keywords : environmental justice; sustainable favelas; urban poverty; degradation narrative; informal settlements; sustainability science; Brazil; Social Sciences;

    Abstract : The presence of informal settlements in large cities of the developing world is a concrete expression of urban poverty. The residents of Brazilian favelas are more likely to be exposed to environmental risks, lower life quality and risks of eviction. READ MORE

  4. 4. Vulnerability among children and youth in São Paulo. : A qualitative study of children living in a slum area, an occupied building and on the streets.

    University essay from Högskolan i Jönköping/HHJ, Avd. för socialt arbete

    Author : Rebecca Beltramo; [2018]
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    Abstract : Children living in vulnerability as living on the street has been a well discussed issue for a long time. The importance of addressing the factors of why children are living in vulnerability along with what concrete actions that can be taken to help these children to a safer life have formed the ground for this study. READ MORE

  5. 5. Fire Risk and Vulnerability in Urban Informal Settlements in Metro Manila

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Avdelningen för Riskhantering och Samhällssäkerhet

    Author : Darlene Rini; [2018]
    Keywords : Urban fire risks; informal settlement fires; urban fire risk management; GIS; URDI; urban disasters; risk indexing; fire statistics; Metro Manila; Quezon City; Science General;

    Abstract : Urban fires, particularly in informal settlements in rapidly urbanizing cities in the developing world, are an “everyday disaster” that oftentimes goes unnoticed or under-served in the face of disturbances of the more “lethal reputation”. These disturbances of normal existence are arguably the most debilitating to vulnerable communities and sustainable development, and yet get little attention in disaster literature or in practice. READ MORE