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The potentials of upgrading social housing projects in Brazil and the questions of sustainability

Grant number: 20/05311-8
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): July 01, 2020
Effective date (End): October 10, 2021
Field of knowledge:Applied Social Sciences - Architecture and Town Planning - Architecture and Urbanism Technology
Principal researcher:Vanessa Gomes da Silva
Grantee:Luiza Helena Silva Cabral de Vasoncellos
Home Institution: Faculdade de Engenharia Civil, Arquitetura e Urbanismo (FEC). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil


A large Social Housing (SH) stock exists in Brazil. Projects replicate a similar design model that should be brought to meet current environmental, social, and economic sustainability standards. Elevating SH developments to these standards, construction, and design issues need identification and classifications to take action to solve problems through upgrading (introducing improvements, refurbishments, reforms, retrofits). This study creates a SH upgrading model concerning sustainability issues for single-family and multi-family housing types of up to five floors to bring about effective actions and prioritize these according to the feasibility of execution.

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