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RIGHT TO THE CITY AND ELDERLY PERSON: PROPOSAL TO REQUALIFY IDLE PROPERTIES

Abstract

The demands of the right to the city influence public management and society itself in the face of the evident needs of an aging population. When discussing the right to the city, it is necessary to address the issue of adequate housing, especially for the low income elderly. Elderly people who live alone, and in large numbers, live on limited benefits or pensions, it is a fact. This age group depends on the State for the implementation of public policies that meet and guarantee their social rights, and the non-achievement of these contradicts the one recommended by the Statute of the Elderly. On the other hand, the existence of a large number of idle properties in Brazilian cities does not comply with the City Statute. In this way, there is a contradiction in the urban space, implying the non-compliance with the national legislation and summarized in the expression: people without housing and house without inhabitant. This research aims to analyze the potential of reclassification of idle real estate for housing or social facilities for the elderly in the central area of Araraquara-SP. It is a transversal, exploratory and descriptive study, based on the assumptions of the quantitative qualitative method of investigation and content analysis. It is hoped to identify elements that enhance the requalification of idle or abandoned spaces, to advance in the process of the social function of property and of the city, applying the available legal instruments. It also aims to identify the resident's profile and the understanding of the use of these spaces from the perspective of their accessibility and functionality, together with the options of low-income housing in the municipality. The strengthening of public policies for the elderly, with the purpose of consolidating the dignity of the elderly in the municipality under study, can also be achieved. (AU)