The Olympic Ceremony Rio Deserves

With last night’s closing ceremonies in London, another Olympic Games has come and gone. The multi-pronged torch has been extinguished. The official Olympic Flag has been passed to the hands of Rio’s mayor Eduardo Paes. […]


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 […]


Asa Branca Braces for the Olympics

Clique aqui para Português August 10, 2011–Debates on urban policy tend either to be basically theoretical–who wins, who loses, and why–or else technical: this regulation, that subsidy; this legal process, that funding source. But Carlos […]


Morar Carioca: What’s Not to Like?

Say what you want about Morar Carioca, the latest incarnation of Rio’s favela upgrading programs, but you can’t claim that it’s lacking in ambition – at least not on paper. The initiative, which is actually […]