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Resúmenes/Résumés - Baan Mankong; going to scale with slum and squat- Ensuring the right to the city: pro-poor housing, urban ter upgrading in Thailand
Document begins: Summaries of Articles Summaries of Articles Resúmenes/Résumés Baan Mankong; going to scale with slum and squat- Ensuring the right to the city: pro-poor housing, urban ter upgrading in Thailand by Somsook Boonyaban- development and tenure legalization in São Paulo, cha describes the ambitious national slum and Brazil by Jessica Budds, with Paulo Teixeira and squatter upgrading programme launched by the Thai SEHAB, describes a new policy framework of the São government in 2003 and implemented through the Paulo municipal government that responds to the sub- Community Organizations Development Institute standard housing and settlements of almost one-third of (CODI). The programme provides infrastructure the city's inhabitants. Supported by new legislation, subsidies and housing loans to low-income communi- financial instruments and partnerships with the private ties to support upgrading in situ wherever possible sector, the mainstays of the new policy are integrated and, if not, to develop new homes close by. Support is housing and urban development, modernization of the provided to community organizations of the urban administrative system, and public participation in all poor and to their networks to allow them to work with decision-making and implementation processes. city authorities, other local actors and national agen- Programmes centre on ...