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FAVELA [1 record]

Record 1 2019-05-28


Subject field(s)
  • Urban Development
  • Urban Housing
  • Urban Sociology

A favela typically comes into being when squatters occupy vacant land at the edge of a city and construct shanties of salvaged or stolen materials.


The term favela, or favella, designates spontaneous settlements, all types of informal, illegal occupations, invasions, slums and squatter settlements in Brazil.


  • Développement urbain
  • Habitation et logement (Urbanisme)
  • Sociologie urbaine

favéla : Cette graphie, puisée du document intitulé «Les rectifications de l’orthographe» du Conseil supérieur de la langue française, est attestée dans le Petit Robert.


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