Friday, January 14, 2011

Public hearing for the Luz region renewal

Today, January 14, a public hearing will be held in the Auditorium of Fatec to discuss the draft of the project to upgrade the region of Luz, in the center of Sao Paulo.

The polygon formed by Avenues Ipiranga, São João, Duque de Caxias, Rua Maua and Avenue Casper Libero is part of an innovative project of urban renewal that the city council will deliver in April 2011.Already in development, the initiative provides, among other actions, the recovery of historic buildings, the reform of public open spaces, the creation of green spaces and leisure facilities and the improvement of the urban environment of the region. The proposal is to build a project that respects the values and local culture, with the cooperation and involvement of everyone.

A summary of the project was presented to the press on December 17, 2010. The main objective of the changes is to increase the number of residents in the area and encourage the development of trade.The region that today has about 11 000 inhabitants will pass to have about 20 000 spread over 11 000 new housing units.

By this way, the city council aims to increase movement in the region, especially at night when offices close. A focal point of the project is the end of cracolândia (an area of the region where crack addicts use to live). But an important question to be raised is where these drug users will go since their remove from the site to another is not an effective solution.

The city council made a website to present the project. Have a look:

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