Case Study of Rio de Janeiro

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  • Case study - Rio de Janeiro
    • Social opportunites
      • Education
        • Adults encouraged to volunteer in schools
        • Grants given to poor families
      • Water supply
        • Improvements to quality an quality
        • 95% have access to water
    • Social challenges
      • Education
        • Compulsory for 6-14 (little further education beyond 14)
        • Shortage of schools and teachers
      • Water
        • Only 12% have access to running water.
    • Economic opportunites
      • Courses available for unemployed adults
      • Local government invested in education
        • Reduces youth enployment
    • Economic challenges
      • Unemployment
        • 20% in favelas unemployd
        • 33% of Rio's 3.5 million workers n formal contract
      • Informal economy
        • Richest 1% earn 12% of counrty's income.Poorest 1% earn 13% of country's income.
        • Not paying tax to government
    • Environmental challenges
      • Air pollution
        • Up to 5000 deaths per year. Caused by congestion
      • Waste
        • Poor access to refuse lorries in favelas
    • South America, Atlantic Ocean, Portugese language, 6.5 mil in center, 12.5 mil on edge
      • 3 airports, 5 ports, cultural capitals, surrounded by mountains and jungle
        • Causes of growth
          • Migration, rural to urban, search for better jobs/homes, from overseas - Argentina, Bolivia, Uk/USA, South Korea, China
          • Natural growthImproved health services, High birth rate to to low death rate
  • Site and service scheme
    • Favela Barrio Project
      • Access to water and sewage systems
      • Paved and named roads
      • Acoustic barrier along road from airport
      • Pacification, new health, leisure and education services

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