When we think of projects involving housing for low-income people, the examples which appear in our minds are in general characterized by massive buildings, with uniformity and poor architecture aesthetics, without landscaping and with unwell thought-out maintenance. Beyond that, often, housing solutions are developed in regions distant from networks of employment, transport, … [Read more...] about The challenge of innovating in social housing initiatives and community urbanization: the proposals of João Pessoa, Brazil
Clémentine Tribouillard is a specialist in the Housing and Urban Development Division of the IDB in Brazil, she joined the team in 2018. She is French, trained in political science, holds a master’s degree in Urban Policy from the Institute of Political Studies in Paris and specialization in Urban Sociology by the UERJ. She worked for 3 years at the Caixa Econômica Federal in Rio de Janeiro in the design of federal housing programs and in the rehabilitation of Brazilian urban centers, before working for 6 years in Africa in programs to improve urban services (water, sanitation, solid waste) for the European Union, the United Nations, the World Bank and other donors. After the earthquake, she lived for 5 years in Haiti working on the reconstruction of low-income neighborhoods, the resettlement of displaced families and the national housing policy. She has worked in 35 countries on urban planning, economic and social development, gender issues, civil society and private sector participation.