Mapping Housing Densification and the spread of COVID – 19 in Heliópolis

During the global coronavirus pandemic, we mapped the relationship between housing density and COVID-19 spread in the Heliópolis favela.

This map is one of several tools that the community organization UNAS (Union of Núcleos and Associations of São João Climaco) has used to fight exposure and alleviate the hardships that disproportionately afflict low-income neighborhoods like Heliópolis.

This study guided a recent graduate studio that resulted in proposals for sensitive densification in Heliópolis.