University of São Paulo: Minha Casa, Minha Vida program influenced Brazilian scientific productions

With a profound impact on the urban fabric of the main Brazilian cities, the Minha Casa, Minha Vida Program has also been the subject of intense scientific production since its launch. The finding is from a report made by the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism (FAU) at USP, available for reading or downloading at this link . PMCMV+10: Paths to Housing Policy in Brazil is the result of a seminar held in 2019, on the 10th anniversary of the program.

According to the report, the Brazilian Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations recorded approximately 150 works on Minha Casa, Minha Vida. In the Revista Brasileira de Estudos Urbanos – one of the main publications in the area – around 440 citations to the program were identified in mid-2019, demonstrating the importance of the topic. Created in 2009, the program underwent updates and was renamed in 2020 to Casa Verde e Amarela.

The material brings together the complete transcript of the roundtables held at the seminar, which promoted an in-depth academic-scientific dialogue about the program. According to the organization, the event sought to contribute to the construction of an overview of the research carried out and, at the same time, to support the discussion on new possible paths for housing policy in Brazil.

“By dealing with their legacies, analytical gaps and new research agendas, the event shared these scientific productions, consolidating the production of knowledge in this area of ​​public policy, as well as creating an environment for debate and learning around new approaches and paths to be covered in the current context of greater fiscal restrictions”, said Luciana Royer, organizer of the publication and professor at the Laboratory of Housing and Human Settlements at FAU.

Right to housing, new urban dynamics and housing policies were some of the topics that guided the discussion tables recorded in the report. The material also presents preliminary results of research on the execution of resources from the General Budget of the Union and the allocation of financial resources from the FGTS of Caixa Econômica Federal and BNDES.

The tables were composed of architects and urban planners from universities all over Brazil and consultants from universities in Switzerland and Portugal, as well as a presentation by Inês Magalhães, former national secretary of Housing and international consultant.

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