Not all is halted, moldy, undone
Over the past 20 months, a team of specialists has worked, using local input, to put together Rio de Janeiro’s Metropolitan Region Integrated and Strategic Urban Development Plan. The plan may never be implemented. Still, it’s worth taking a look at some of its key points.
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This is why the Rio chapter of the Brazilian Architects Institute (IAB is the Portuguese acronym) organized an open debate about it last week. Vicente Loureiro, executive director of Rio’s Metropolitan Chamber for Governmental Integration, presented the Plan.
This is Rio’s first metropolitan plan. São Paulo and Belo Horizonte have long been working at this level. Here, though two million people commute daily from bedroom towns to the capital, we tend to ignore…
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