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Green retrofit as a way to mitigate the effects of climate change in precarious settlements in water resevoir areas in São Paulo

Grant number: 17/01781-7
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctoral
Effective date (Start): June 01, 2017
Effective date (End): November 30, 2019
Field of knowledge:Applied Social Sciences - Architecture and Town Planning - Architecture and Urbanism Project
Acordo de Cooperação: Coordination of Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES)
Principal Investigator:Angélica Aparecida Tanus Benatti Alvim
Grantee:Cristina Kanya Caselli Cavalcanti
Host Institution: Faculdade de Arquitetura e Urbanismo (FAU). Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie (UPM). Instituto Presbiteriano Mackenzie. São Paulo , SP, Brazil


The city of São Paulo has the largest urban population in South America, one of the largest cities in the world, with its 12,038,175 inhabitants [1] . Within this universe of people, approximately 3 million [2] live in precarious settlements, many of them in areas of environmental protection. The combination of precarious housing, areas of environmental protection and climate change has led to an increase in the vulnerability of its residents, as well as jeopardizing the hydrological cycle and contaminating the water sources of residents of the entire city of São Paulo. Self-built houses combine with an urban space with lack of planning; further exacerbate the effects of climate on a low-income population with limited resources to deal with problems arising from local or regional environmental disasters. This research aims to investigate architectural solutions that improves energy performance and water consumption in dwellings located in unreliable settlements. We have as study of case, houses located in the Billings Dam basin, in the southeast of the Metropolitan Region of São Paulo. The purpose is to contribute to increasing the possibilities of resilience of the vulnerable population residing in the area, coping with the effects of climate change and reducing the environmental impact of housing.[1] Information available at: Accessed on: 09/27/2016[2] Information available at: accessed on 09/20/2016 (AU)

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CRISTINA KANYA CASELLI CAVALCANTI; ANGÉLICA APARECIDA TANUS BENATTI ALVIM. Autoconstrução em contexto de elevação de temperatura: o caso do Cantinho do Céu, São Paulo. Cadernos Metrópole, v. 22, n. 49, p. 757-786, . (17/01781-7)

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