Favela Community Land Trusts?

Clique aqui para Português Of all the winds of change blowing through Rio these days, perhaps the strongest gusts are at the backs of those in the real estate industry. Since 2008, average rents on […]

Understanding Rio

The Myth of Carnival

As legend goes, once upon a time there were two blocos (carnival street parties) leaving from opposite ends of Ipanema. In their first year they met in the middle and turned around to return to […]

by International Observers

Vidigal’s GASCO Holds Firm

Seated in what was a widely used community movie theater, Bernadete Soares Pereira gestures toward a headless socket on the wall. She took down the projector and related furniture and devices in order to safeguard […]