Market and public policies in Évora

the territorial issue of housing

Keywords: public policy, social housing, city of Évora, production of urban space, social differentiation in the territory


Main city center of the Alentejo region, Évora is classified as World Heritage by UNESCO (1986) and underwent significant expansion in the second half of the 20th century. A basic element supporting the processes of autonomization of life and social (re) insertion, there is a tendency for the spatial organization of access to housing in areas of great homogeneity and a strong disparity between them. Évora is marked by the socio-territorial segregation that, from the understanding of the socio-territorial characterization, of the historical and current contextualization of housing policies, the present article analyzes the current alternatives on the theme in its social, territorial and economic dimensions. The main objective of this article is to analyze how the decisions of the market and of the municipalities, through public housing policies, affect the territory of the city of Évora.


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