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Rio De Janiero
Transcript of Rio De Janiero
Natasha and Saffron
Rio De Janeiro
Fastest growing economy
Larger cities have pull factors
Higher quality of life
Population is growing too fast in ratio to the resources available
With no money people start to build favelas.
2 million favela inhabitants
Pose many issues
Growing in size
Government and city funding.
Demolish the houses - alternate living areas.
Improve quality in the favelas
Water is heavily polluted.
Problem for the olympics '16 events.
Clean up water
Crime in the City
Water and energy crisis
-The city is hosting the 2016 olympics but is plagued with violence
- Violence takes place
- Favelas are run by heavily armed drug gangs
- Approximately 6,000 people are murdered each year
- The threat levels are critical
- According to the United States Overseas Security Advisory Council; Crimes like rape, murder, carjacking, kidnapping, armed assault, and burglary are everyday activities
- Establish a continuous visual presence of the police in all 40 of the favelas
- Invest in infrastructure
- Build the economy more efficiently
- Create better job opportunities, health facilities and education facilities
- Brazil is the world's seventh largest economy but has one of the most unbalanced social divides
- The gap between the classes is raising tension
- The amount of the nation's wealth owned by the rich is equal to that of the poor. But the poor are 80million and the wealthy 2million
- Construction linked to the olympics has moved 8,000 families in favelas out of their homes
- The two classes are treated unequally
- Activists and scholars focused on the economic forces
- Correct political imbalances as a city
- Investing in infrastructure, renovate abandoned housing, develop renewable energy sources, increase affordable housing investments.
- Create more jobs
- Have the not so wealthy benefit from the olympics
- Brazil is suffering from the worst drought in 40 years
- 70% of the energy is received from hydro power causing an energy crisis
- The water of the Lagoa has fallen and Rio is predicted to start rationing its water
- The Olympics
- Brazilian government spending $5 billion to subsidize fossil fuels, making up for the lost hydroelectric power.
- Drip irrigation