The Brazilian Housing Program "Minha Casa Minha Vida" - Effect on Urban Sprawl

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The Brazilian Housing Program - PMCMV was launched in 2009 and is the largest social housing program ever implement in Brazil. Recent studies criticize its tendency to peripheral location. The high cost of urbanized land is pointed as the main reason for this peripheral location of social housing. The objective of this project is to estimate the effect of PMCMV on urban sprawl of ten main Brazilian Metropolitan Regions. Instead of using traditional information to measure urban sprawl expansion, this project proposes to measure the sprawl applying the concept of Angel et al. (2011), which define three types of new developments: infill, extension and leapfrog (Biderman 2012). Due to lack of updated urban sprawl data in Brazil, we propose to develop a computational tool solution that will supply up dated pixels image data information. It will have a responsive interface to image data processing and will be available of free access and distribution, available for policy makers or researchers.

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Co-pesquisadores associados/Co-Associated Researchers: 
<p><span>Martha Hiromoto</span></p>
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