Architects make proposals to improve Cariocas’ lives through urban interventions – O Globo Did you know that going on an outing between São Cristóvão and Santa Cruz can say more about the history of the Empire than any other area? All these ideas are in the heads of the architects that O Globo invited to propose projects … Continue reading Architects propose solutions for Rio
(Part of Rio’s Doxiadis Plan) Last night I was watching a video of city planner Jeff Speck sharing his “general theory of walkability” – four planning principles to transform sprawling cities into walkable oases, and I wondered how it might be applied to Rio de Janeiro. Basically, he says cities need 1) to offer a proper … Continue reading Rio, a walkable city?
The government of Rio de Janeiro, which has long been in the red financially-speaking, continues to play Whack-A-Mole, announcing they want to privatize the Linha Vermelha expressway and possibly add a toll . The Red Line connects the North and Central Zones to the Baixada Fluminense, passing mostly through poor areas of the city, yet Rio’s new … Continue reading Privatizing the Red Line
The messy growth and limited transport links have caused problems that still exist today Santa Bárbara Tunnel. The controversial construction was the cause of complaints from residents and killed 18 workers A public demonstration took over downtown. About five thousand people faced the police, broke posts, and flipped over vehicles. There were records of three … Continue reading Rio’s Messy Growth