Intro: Rio de Janeiro (01:58)
Learn about the city's history, economy, and migration patterns.
Rio de Janeiro Challenges (01:08)
Experts discuss demographic tensions. Income gaps are growing and 25% of the population lives in favelas.
Mare Community Organization (01:21)
Learn how residents fought attempts to clear the Rio de Janeiro favela for development and created a census.
Mare Street Name Project (02:26)
Rio officials don't recognize the favela. Learn about a community project mapping the neighborhood, identifying service needs, and creating addresses.
Colectivo Mare (02:48)
Drug crime kills 10,000 in Rio de Janeiro annually. A community initiative has reclaimed favela gang territory as a youth center and a public space.
Addressing Social Divisions (01:26)
Learn about Rio's income inequality. Efforts to clean up favelas for the 2014 World Cup have improved gang violence but increased police surveillance.
Improving Creative Opportunities (02:26)
Having overcome poverty himself, a Rio de Janeiro artist supports favela youth initiatives and projects.
Integrating Favelas (00:46)
In 2011, Rio implemented a cable car system connecting poor neighborhoods to the center.
Rio Traffic (01:05)
Urban migration is straining public transportation. Upcoming international events require a functioning city.
Rio Real Estate Demand (01:52)
Learn about Rio de Janeiro's urban rainforest. Granite mountains restrict expansion, but luxury buildings are being developed along the beach front.
Rethinking Urban Design (01:10)
Experts hope international events will reshape the development discussion to include all stakeholders.
Community Justice Struggle (02:53)
Rio developers are displacing poor neighborhoods to build skyscrapers. Learn how one favela is partnering with activists to fight eviction for the Olympics.
Favela Improvement Proposal (02:37)
Community activists work with university volunteers to save a neighborhood from eviction. If accepted by the city, it will prove compromise is possible among diverse groups.
Rio de Janeiro's Future (03:23)
Olympic construction poses a challenge to urban planners. Experts hope the city's beauty can be preserved and public participation will improve.
Credits: Rio de Janeiro: Urban Future (00:35)
Credits: Rio de Janeiro: Urban Future
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