Rehabilitation of urban areas of precarious settlements (favelas) using GIS

Gerson José De Mattos Freire
To maximize their reach and effectiveness, adoption of public policies for urban planning must be supported by techniques that allow the seizure and analysis of data relating to the territory where they apply these policies. The article exposes the Vila Viva program, established by the City Administration of Belo Horizonte, Brazil, proposing to integrate into the urban tissue consolidated informal settlements (a.k.a. slums) and that had their environmental studies supported intensively by GIS techniques. By...