A Paradox of Urbanization
Efforts from the government has been made to develop housing programs to provide improved living conditions and right to hous
ing for the families here in São Francisco for decades. However, the process of replacing people into the new vertical dwellings creates problems like gentrification and residents unable to pay for the development and therefore, stay, in their new homes. Also, the lives of residents could hardly be improved by solely providing living spaces; the lack of commercial and public spaces still renders the area a bleak urban landscape. Moreover, the construction of new highway, Jacu-Pessego, right through São Francisco will bring tremendous impact to the existing communities.
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