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Roads of the Slum

Roads of the Slum

Roads of the Slum


Organization: Asociación Civil por la Igualdad y la Justicia

Category: Innovaciones o desarrollos tecnológicos para la vivienda y la ciudad sostenible e inclusiva


Buenos Aires has about 300,000 inhabitants in slums and informal settlements that are not part of the mapping of the city. This population does not have its fundamental rights guaranteed and is affected by a serious shortage in utilities and urban infrastructure.

Project objective:
To implement a georeferenced technological tool for community diagnosis of the different services rendered, monitor and control public works in the slums (villas), offer support to remedy another shortage in these precarious towns.

Scope: Municipal, city of Buenos Aires with regional aspirations.


Achieved Results:

  • All the slums of the city incorporated into the city mapping, thus reversing their invisibility;
  • 4 slums in the city (Villa 20, Villa 31, Rodrigo Bueno and Playón Chacarita) whose neighbors can monitor urbanization works underway;
  • Consolidation of a transparent tool for monitoring and assessing urbanization processes;
  • Orientation of public policies and urban design towards the population's rights and respect;
  • Participative construction of the maps made in all the slums of the city.

Expected Results:

  • To teplicate the solution and the system in other slums of the city of Buenos Aires, Argentina and Latin America.

Person/contact: Paul Vitale/

The Habitat and Inclusion Department (SECHI) of the Government of the City released an official intercensal estimate, which shows that the population living in slums is of around 275,000 people. Based on a sustained growth, this population is projected to reach over 300,000 inhabitants.

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