Rio de Janeiro’s center rehabilitation program has been approved but changes may still be made

Few deny that the center of Rio de Janeiro could do with investment and improvement. However, some have been critical of aspects of this plan, seeing the incentives as too generous to landowners.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The City Council of Rio de Janeiro voted 34 votes to 12 on June 1st to approve the 'Reviver Centro' project, one of the main projects of Mayor Eduardo Paes.

The project seeks to increase the number of residential apartments in the center of the city and provides a series of benefits and incentives in order to bring this about. Due to criticisms from some politicians and urban planners, there are likely to be some changes made to the project in the future.

A hundred years ago the central region of Rio de Janeiro was a . . .

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