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  • geography case study : Rio de Janeiro
    • growth facts of favelas in rio de Janeiro:
      • in 1969 there were 300 favelas in rio de Janeiro, however today there are approx 700
      • in 1950 7% of rio de Janeiro's population lived in favelas . today 20% of the population  live in favelas
      • As the population grew so did the number of spontaneous settlements in rio de Janeiro. there are now more than 700 different shanty towns in rio de Janeiro
      • since the 1950's rio de Janeiro has attracted large numbers of people from the countryside who hope to find a better life in the city.
    • location of favelas in rio de Janeiro
      • 25% of the favelas are located in the inner urban areas and 60% are located in the suburbs.
      • the majority of the suburbs are in the west of Guanabarba Bay.
        • meaning that that they are on the same side of the bay as the cbd and main areas of luxury apartments where work is likely avaible
      • In inner urban areas newly established favelas were frequently forced to develop on steep hillsides
        • land is considered to be dangerous for legal housing and therefore is not wanted by favelas because of landslides are a threat


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