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

Freire, Gerson José De Mattos; Universidade Federal De Minas Gerais
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...