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2014 Rio Raffle is ON!

Our annual Rio Raffle is back! We’re raffling a trip for two to Rio de Janeiro from any major city in the world. The winners will experience seven nights in one of the [...]

Qualities of Urban Informality

By 2050, around one third of the world’s population is expected to be living in informal settlements.  The processes of informal production have an essential role in [...]

Why We Should Call them Favelas

Rio’s favelas are some of the most written about, scrutinized, and studied low-income communities in the world. Yet in this constant, often well-meaning spotlight, favela [...]

RioOnWatch: Our Community News Site

As Rio de Janeiro prepares for the World Cup 2014 and 2016 Olympics, the city is undergoing rapid urban transformations. Private investment, construction and infrastructure [...]

Brazilian Popular Architecture

Vernacular and indigenous architecture, building solutions that can be found in the favelas as well as elements from modern and contemporary urban [...]
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