Informal settlements in Fortaleza: a brief overview of the quality of life of the excluded

Adriano Cesar Oliveira Nóbrega, Alexandre Antonio Bruno da Silva, Taís Vasconcelos Cidrão



The objective of this research is to verify the situation of precarious settlements in the city of Fortaleza and to investigate the most appropriate measures to reduce the levels of poverty identified in these places. For the investigation, bibliographic research and the quantitative analysis of secondary data that represent the reality of these settlements were used. The thematic relevance of the work is due to the identification, especially after the year 2000, of the increase in the poverty rate, a fact that led to the social and economic exclusion of part of society. As a consequence, there was a gradual increase in the number and size of regions in the urban area where basic rights for the survival of individuals are not guaranteed. It was concluded that, given the complexity found in the settlements, the solution proposals, hitherto applied in Fortaleza (the repressive intervention in the State to reduce the violence in the events of January 2019, as well as the proposal presented in the “Fortaleza 2040 Plan”) ), are not sustainable in the long term. In this sense, joint action between the State and civil society in the planning and execution of more inclusive public policies is pointed out as a viable path.


Informal settlements. Lumbs. Poverty. Public policy. Fortaleza.

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