Tag Archives: Rio de Janeiro sanitation

Strategies for Metro Rio

Not all is halted, moldy, undone Over the past 20 months, a team of specialists has worked, using local input, to put together Rio de Janeiro’s Metropolitan Region Integrated and Strategic Urban Development Plan. The plan may never be implemented. … Continue reading

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Rio’s bay could be less dirty, shortly

No more Cedae? Experience teaches that skepticism is the most appropriate attitude, so let’s cultivate it. And now for some good news: there’s a possibility that we’ll at last have significantly cleaner water in metropolitan Rio de Janeiro, in just a … Continue reading

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Metropolitan Rio de Janeiro: a chance to rethink market and service duality

The social revolution makes itself felt Clique aqui para Rio de Janeiro metropolitano: chance para repensar a dualidade dos serviços e mercados For Rio de Janeiro observers, the seminar series on metropolitan issues, organized by the IETS think-tank and the newly created Câmara … Continue reading

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Metro Rio: a way into to shared problems?

The time for a broader outlook has finally come. When this blogger started out, almost five years ago, she wasn’t thinking of reporting and writing on the Rio de Janeiro metropolitan region. She only had eyes for the city of Rio de … Continue reading

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The favela alley: asset or liability?

Favela alleyways may be one of the next big public policy challenges for Rio de Janeiro. Para Becos de Favela: prejudicam ou facilitam? clique aqui RioRealblog TV went to Rocinha favela to learn about becos, or alleys. There, we found that … Continue reading

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Questions for 2013

Prologue to Farce or Tragedy? Rio has changed hugely in just the last four years. Thanks to economic growth, investment and pacification, the city is more integrated and vibrant than perhaps it has ever been. Cariocas of all classes are freer … Continue reading

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Books with sewage

An international literary festival in a pacified favela “It’s just a bunch of cretinice [idiocy]!” exclaims a woman in line for the VW bus up to Santa Teresa, from the Largo do Machado. “A lot of politics.” She makes an … Continue reading

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