RISE OF THE PERSIAN FAVELAs.................
For most of you who are not familiar with the word FAVELA, it simply means "حاشیه نشین" or " زاغه نشین" in Farsi language.
The entity of FAVELA around the cities is like a lump in your body, you will ignore it as it feels and seems harmless until the doctor tells you it's the symptoms of "CANCER". Favelas are formed out of necessity and desperation, where part of the population of the country falls below the poverty line, this in itself, puts into motion a series of events that finally results in the formation of Favelas.
Favelas are desperate places where, there are no schools, hygiene or order, a place that poor people seek refuge out of necessity and desperation. residents will seek work and food in the cities and return to their Favela to rest. The growth of these Favelas prepares the ground for the infiltration of drugs, crimes and disease.
The first Favela, or hillside shantytown, appeared on the outskirts of Rio De Janeiro 100 years ago. Despite numerous official attempts to eradicate these hand built renegade suburbs, housing the poorest of the poor, they have multiplied over the past century. Today there are more than 600 Favelas, where one in five Rio residents lives. Sao Paulo also has a large number of Favelas.
In 1996 I travelled to Sao Paulo, Brazil and had the opportunity of visiting the largest Favela outside that city. The place was a no go area for the security forces at night when the gunshots could be heard on regular basis, drug dealers were dealing in drugs openly, without the fear of the law, the stench from the running overland Sewage was overwhelming, and prostitution and crime was part of the daily life. Children did not have a school to go to, and from the very early age were involved in crimes across Sao Paulo. During the time that I was there 2 women and one child were electrocuted due to the illegal and dangerous electrical wiring.
The Favelas are units of irregular self-constructed housing that are occupied illegally. They are usually on lands belonging to third parties, and most often located around the edge of the cities, often crowded onto hillsides. Residences are built without permission or a license and are often disorganised, without numbered streets, sanitation networks, electricity, a telephone service or plumbing. Favelas as mentioned before, have been troubled by drug-related crime and gang warfare.
The current geological problems in water shortages across the Iranian plateau, and continued misuse of the natural underground resources, has meant that many farmers have lost their livelihood due to water shortages, this in turn has forced them to migrate to the cities, to seek work. currently, and within the past 6 month only some 170 villages were vacated with the inhabitants moving to the cities. The dilemma of centralised capital in the cities, has also pushed the prices of the food and accommodation to astronomical levels. At this juncture, the newcomers from the villages across the country find themselves unable to afford even the very basic needs for the living, and if they could scratch a living, they would not be able to live in the cities. This dilemma pushes the newcomers to the edge of the cities where city laws don not apply, and thereafter, Favelas are formed marking the ills of the economy.
HOW TO DE-CONSTRUCT FAVELAS.
Favelas are the product of a country's Geological, Geo-political and Economical mismanagement, they are the warning signs of the worst still to come. In order that such Entity can be reversed, one needs to "REVERS ENGINEER", what has been "ENGINEERED".
1- De-centralisation of the Political power by distributing the political centres across the country.
2- Spreading the nation's wealth, by investment into all cities across the land.
3- Implementing project " TERRA-FORMING PLANET IRAN", to change the climate across the land.
4- investing into agriculture, following implementation of point 3.
It is of paramount importance, to note that the current climatic situation in Iran along with the fast rising FAVELAS, across the land is an indication of the "LUMP TURNING INTO CANCER".