Celso Garcia, 787, one of the many
derelict buildings in the centre of São Paulo,
was converted into housing for 84 lowincome
families. Members of the ULC popular
housing movement occupied the
vacant former bank branch and, with technical
support from the Integra
Interdisciplinary Work Cooperative, converted
the building into affordable apartments.
The project works toward the reversal
of the process of exodus from the city
centre, proposing housing alternatives in
central areas that have lost part of their
population in the last several years yet
remain rich in urban infrastructure.
Keywords : Building Rehabilitation,
Technical Assistance, Urban Popular
Movements, Community Participation,
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