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CASE STUDY ­ HOUSING IMPROVEMENTS
RIO DE JANEIRO
GREEN= LOW CLASS
ORANGE= MEDIUM CLASS
PURPLE= HIGH CLASS
BLUE=CBD
BLACK= INDUSTRY ZONE…read more

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DISTRUBUTION OF HOUSING
Luxury apartment High class detached houses
complexes (for the rich) with large gardens and
each with its own swimming pools are located in
recreational facilities are the outer suburbs quite close
located close to the CBD to main roads to the CBD
along the beach of
Favelas which are areas
Copacabana and
of informal housing made
Ipanema
out of scrap material and
Local authority housing lacking basic amenities.
and housing This housing is located on
improvement schemes the outskirts of the city
are located on the edge on hillsides considered to
of the city often next to steep for normal housing
the high-class suburban and next to factories
housing.…read more

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REASONS WHY DIFFERENT GROUPS
LIVE IN THESE HOUSING AREAS.
HOUSING IMPROVEMENT
The luxury apartment
SCHEMES ARE OFTEN
complexes are located
LOCATED CLOSE TO HIGH
close to the CBD so the
CLASS HOURING AS THIS
inhabitants are close to the
AREA IS VISIBLE TO THE WELL
offices and shops as well as
OFFAREAS/ TOURISTS, THE
easy access to the
GVNMT INVESTS IT'S MONEY
beautiful beaches.
IN THESE AREAS
The favelas are built on steep hillsides High class detached houses are
on the edge of towns, as this is land located in the outer suburbs
that nobody else wants and so was where there is less congestion
vacant when poor migrants arrived and more space to have large
from rural areas. The land isn't gardens and swimming pools,
suitable for normal houses as it is too but close to the main transport
steep and there's a high risk of links for easy access to jobs in
mudslides the CBD…read more

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Rio de Janeiro is located in
the South East of Brazil
BACKGROUND
o ONE OF THE LARGEST CITIES
IN THE WORLD
oIT IS EXPERIENCING RAPID
URBAN GROWTH WHICH IS
CAUSING PROBLEMS FOR
HOUSING, POLLUTION,
TRAFFIC AND CRIME
oONE OF THE BIGGEST
PROBLEMS IS THE HOUSING-
½ MILLION PEOPLE ARE
HOMELESS AND OVER 1
MILLION PEOPLE LIVE IN
FAVELAS…read more

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