[MY HOUSE WITHOUT DENGUE FEVER] Co-producing healthy communities: backyard retrofit to prevent arboviruses epidemics in Brazilian social housing developments

[MY HOUSE WITHOUT DENGUE FEVER] Co-producing healthy communities: backyard retrofit to prevent arboviruses epidemics in Brazilian social housing developments

[Institutes] Faculdade de Arquitetura e Urbanismo e Design (FAUeD) – Universidade Federal de Uberlândia; Instituto de Geografia (IG) – Universidade Federal de Uberlândia; ONG Estação Vida, Uberlândia-MG, Brasil; University of Sheffield – School of Architecture (TuOs – SSOa), UK 
[Period] 2020 a 2021
[Financing] QR GCRF – Global Challenges Research Fund – Sustainable partnership awards (Round 3) via The University of Sheffield, UK
[Resume] Dengue, Zyka and Chikungunya are dangerous arboviruses transmitted by the Aedes aegypti mosquito. In 2019, according to the Brazilian Ministry of Health, 1.4 million people were infected, causing 414 deaths. Studies show that the proliferation of the mosquito is correlated to the accumulation of waste and other water retaining elements in private backyards. Most cases occur in social housing developments, especially in the Minha Casa Minha Vida Programme (PMCMV) for 4.4. Million homes the largest Brazilian Social Housing Federal Programme. In Uberlândia, these cases represent 78% of the 38,000 people infected in 2019. An international partnership between two research groups previously applied Post-Occupancy Evaluation (POE) and Co-Production Methods to diagnose and improve the resilience of a PMCMV community in this city and respond to climate change. As rapid action to address key UN Sustainable Development Goals 3, 11 and 15 this project aims to co-produce an effective backyard retrofit approach and toolkit to prevent proliferation of disease. Stage 1 involves a detailed and finely granulated environmental and health audit of backyards, Stage 2 uses two co-production workshops with experts to define potential solutions using existing techniques but new methods of application, Stage 3 uses socio-technical studies to assess the application of the solutions, Stage 4 consolidates the approach through a further expert-led workshop engaging with residents to refine and spread the resulting toolkit on a socially durable basis , while Stage 5 uses a legacy workshop to develop the project at scale. 

[Keywords] Post-Occupancy Evaluation, Co-production, Social Interest Housing; Healthy communities; Arboviroses

[Staff]
Coordinators: Profª Drª Simone Barbosa Villa– PPGAU-FAUeD-UFU
Profº Drº Fernando Garrefa – PPGAU-FAUeD-UFU
Profº. Drº Fionn Stevenson– Sheffield School of Architecture – The University of Sheffield
Prof. Drº Samuel do Carmo Lima– IG/UFU
Prof. Drº Paulo Cezar Mendes– IG/UFU

[Students]
Karen Carrer Ruman de Bortoli – Doutoranda PPGEO-IG
Paula Barcelos Vasconcellos – Mestre PPGAU/FAUeD/UFU
Nathália Fleury Guedes de Oliveira  – Graduada FAUeD/UFU
Lucas Borges e Silva – Graduando FAUeD/UFU
Nathália Lya de Melo Carvalho – Graduanda FAUeD/UFU
Rafaella Araújo Mineiro Miranda – Graduanda FAUeD/UFU
Raul Wylhelm de Faria Nascimento – Graduando FAUeD/UFU