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various subsequent municipal laws. Even as evictions continue and social inequalities persist in this city of stark contrasts, many favelados are attaining a higher quality of life. Sources: Fix. M., Arantes, P. & Tanaka, G. (2003). Understanding slums: Case studies for the Global Report on Human Settlements. São Paulo: UNHABITAT & Labouratorio de Assentamentos Humanos de FAU-USP University of São Paulo. Melis, A.L. (2003, 21 January). Planning special areas: Cortiços and favelas. Retrieved from: http://www.citythoughts.org/arc_activities/ upgm/post/post5/POST_SAO_PAULO_5.htm SEHAB. (n.d.). Central data, available at http://www.habisp.inf.br

Image: Marcelo Min Fotogarrafa Agency

Favela do Gato: wooden houses on the riverside of Tamanduateí River in 2001. Today these houses no longer exist and the residents have been successfully re-housed.

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