This is discussion about Sustainable Land Regularization - Social, Economic and Environmental Transformation.
The design of the Terra Nova is of fundamental importance in Brazil, her work expanded greatly reduce our social problems.
I completely support Terra Nova and André Albuquerque´s activities!
This project is amazing! It covers so much of all Brazilian needs...
It solves the problem of slums, as it regularizes the areas allowing the public sector to start urbanization improvements such as electricity, pavement, basic sanitation and health care.
It respects the rights of original owners, since a conflict mediation is made and original owners receive imndenization for their lost property.
It impacts the environmental damage by applying urbanism projects that reduce the impact on nature.
It moves families living in risky areas, where their homes could collapse by the action of rain and land slips.
I was touched when I heard from a lady living in one of those areas that she could finally register her daughter in the local hospital because, thanks to these actions, she had an ADDRESS to give in the check-in.
It is amazing how deep are those people needs...
I hope you choose this project as well!
Terra Nova has a tremendous impact over low income communities in Brazil, and their work is truly transformational. André Albuquerque has won many international prizes as a social entrepreneur and has both vision and passion. The type of solution Terra Nova offers should be leveraged to the whole world.
On February 2, 2011, the judges reviewed entries for the Changemakers Property Rights: Identity, Dignity, and Opportunity for All competition and would like to pass on the following feedback for your entry (below). Thank you for applying and for your hard work in the field. We are excited to archive your entry to serve as a leading solution for the worldwide community of innovators. We wish you continued luck with your innovative, sustainable, and socially impactful initiatives.
All the best,
The Changemakers Team
This project is very innovative. What is particularly interesting is that it is a for-profit group partnering with government to give people an alternative in the land regularization process. Its innovation also lies in its work in conflict resolution, which is such an important area. The for-profit angle is also impressive, especially in terms of how they manage some of the issues around those that can't afford to pay fees. Although they do manage to bring in private capital, there are some cash-flow problems which could be a long-term threat to sustainability. It would also be very interesting to know how many of the 1.8 million households without titling that they mention sit on private land. Overall, this is an impressive entry.