Posts tagged landslide risk
For the original article by Ricardo Carvalho in Portuguese in Estado de São Paulo click here.
Two unfinished buildings in a housing complex by the Minha Casa Minha Vida program in Niterói (Rio’s sister city across the bay), have serious structural problems and need to be demolished and rebuilt. This was confirmed last Thursday, March 21st, by the Caixa Econômica Federal bank.
For original article published in Portuguese click here.
On July 25th, residents living at the summit of the Santa Marta favela, known as “Pico do Morro” (or “Hill’s Peak”), gathered to listen to a presentation by engineer Mauricio Campos dos Santos, discussing the physical geology of where they live.
Resisting for over two years, most residents of Hill’s Peak want to remain in the location where they were born and where they have survived the more difficult moments of favela life. The site hosts one of the most beautiful views in Rio de Janeiro and today is considered a privileged place to live More >
“If this house falls,… it will take everything else (on the hillside) down with it. There will be a total disaster, and the Prefeitura (City) knows it,” says Irenaldo Honrário da Silva, President of the Cordovil Resident’s Association, as he points to a house clinging to the hillside, built on slick soil with a cracking foundation.
The site of Pica-Pau, a community located in Rio’s North Zone region of Cordovil, is bleak and neglected. The streets flood when it rains and pollutants, from the already clogged drains, back the water up and create what residents refer to as the “little lake” More >
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On Friday June 10th, the UPP (Pacifying Policy Unit) Social [program] hosted a public meeting on Praça Américo Brum in the historic neighborhood of Morro da Providência. Home to over 5,500 residents in 1,720 households, Morro da Providência is recognized as the first favela in Brazil–approximately 110 years old–and is also located within the site of the country’s first public-private partnership (PPP) for urban revitalization — the project called Porto Maravilha (“Marvellous Port”). In November 2010, The Porto Novo Consortium was formed when Odebrecht Infraestrutura, OAS, and Carioca Engenharia, together with the Rio de Janeiro City Government, signed a R$7.6 More >