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  • Rio Revision
    • location and importance of the city
      • Regionally
        • City is the largest producer of oil in Brazil. Home to petrobas.
      • Nationally
        • 56% of Brazils GDP is concentrated within a 500km radius around the city
      • Internationally
        • Last year Rio received $7.3 billion in foreign direct investment, 7 times more than the year before.
    • Urban growth creating opportunities
      • Social- access to services and resources.
        • Life expectancy in Rio is 77, compared to 73 in Brazil.
        • Rio has 1000 primary schools, 400 secondary schools and 6 universities.
        • 95% of population have main water supplies
        • 99% of population have access to power due to building of hydroelectric power plants.
      • Economic- how urban industrial areas can be a stimulus for economicdevelopment
    • Causes of growth- natural increase and migration
      • 2nd largest city in Brazil with 6.5 million people in the cityitself and 12.5 million people in the surrounding area
      • Migrants come to Rio from:Other parts of Brazil e.g. Amazon Basin, Other countries in South America e.g. Argentina and Bolivia
    • Urban growth creating challenges
      • managing urban growth – slums, squatter settlements
      • providing clean water, sanitation systems and energy
      • providing access to services – health and educationUntitled
      • reducing unemployment and crime
      • managing environmental issues – waste disposal, air and water pollution, traffic congestion
    • urban planning strategies
      • self help schemes
        • Residents of Rocinha transformed the favela into a small city; Buildingshave been upgraded to brick and tile.
      • site and service schemes
        • City authorities set aside £200 million to improve 60 of the 600 favelas.
    • Favela Barrio project
      • Residents rent a plot of land which means they get basic services.
      • Adult literacy classes to improve literacy levels.
      • Training schemes so people can learn basic skills to get better jobs.Untit
      • Widening and paving of streets for easier access.Untitled


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