Tag Archives: Rio de Janeiro mobility

Rio is no Barcelona

  [translation of an op-ed piece published March 6 in O Globo, by your blogger] The idea was to host mega events, to brand the metropolis, attracting tourists and investment. Barcelona was our model, even after Rio was chosen for the 2016 … Continue reading

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Rio de Janeiro’s 450th birthday: not much to celebrate, lots to do

What can we do? Keeping up with Rio de Janeiro is like playing Concentration, the memory game with pairs of cards. Turn one up, turn another up: no pair, turn them back over. As your partner has a go and then you turn … Continue reading

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Where is Morar Carioca?

If you are one of this city’s 1.4 million (22% of the population) who live in a favela, if you work as an architect, urbanist or social scientist, or are simply a concerned carioca, now may well be the perfect … Continue reading

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