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By Ciara Long, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A study by UFRJ’s Architecture and Urbanism Faculty has found that Rio’s Centro Zone, excluding the Port Zone, has the capacity to build 150,000 residential properties in abandoned or unused areas.

Urban planners from the UFRJ faculty argue that developing residential property in Centro would be a sensible move, as recent developments to the area mean fewer investments would be needed.

Between 2011 and 2015, the city directed residential development towards Zona Oeste (West Zone), particularly in Planning Area (AP) 4, Barra and Jacarepagua. The area had the . . .

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