The federal government regulated the Padre Júlio Lancellotti Law, which prohibits the use of hostile constructions in spaces free of public use, such as placing stones under viaducts, through a decree published this Monday (11).
The measure is part of federal government planning, also released this Monday (11), after a period of 120 days established by the Federal Supreme Court (STF) for the preparation and dissemination of the plan.
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The Ministry of Human Rights and Citizenship should create a reporting channel via Dial 100 for the population to send images of hostile architecture, such as metal spikes and spikes to prevent people from sitting in the area and the installation of spikes in covered areas or barbed wire.
According to the planning schedule drawn up by the federal government, the legislation must be adapted and regulated by municipalities by December 2024. Also by the end of next year, a primer on hostile architecture must be created for engineers, urban planners and architects.
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The most recent data show that Brazil has 242.7 thousand people living on the streets. The survey was carried out by the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG) based on information from CadÚnico until October this year.
In the municipality of São Paulo alone, where Father Júlio Lancelloti works on behalf of the homeless population, there are around 60 thousand people in these circumstances. The archbishop, who is also coordinator of the Pastoral do Povo de Rua de São Paulo, went viral on the networks when he broke stones installed under a viaduct by the city hall. Lancelloti has been denouncing hostile architecture, however, for decades.
Editing: Vivian Virissimo