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By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Beginning March 15th, Studio-X Rio, an experimental lab located in Praça Tiradentes in Centro, Rio de Janeiro that is part of the global network of Columbia University’s Graduate School...
By George Powell, Contributing Reporter RIO JANEIRO, BRAZIL - At 11PM today (November 14th), a one kilometer stretch of the Avenida Rodrigues Alves that connects some of Rio's busiest roads will be closed to traffic as part of the ongoing urban...
By Nathan M. Walters, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - To help address questions about urban planning in Rio, the art collective OPAVIVARÁ!, will establish a three-week residency in Rio’s historic Praça Tiradentes. The event, best described as a...
By Brennan Stark, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL -  Regional administrator of Rocinha, Jorge Collares, has announced that the community will receive new enforcement policies to contain its previously unregulated construction practices.  The move has been long anticipated but...
By Patricia Maresch, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – After months of testing, the Teleférico (gondola) line at the Complexo do Alemão in Rio's Zona Norte (North Zone) has gone into service. The cable car system, much like...
By Sibel Tinar, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Energy-efficient construction was the topic of discussion last week in Rio, during the Urban Planning and Energy Efficient Construction for Low-Income Areas of the Americas seminar, sponsored by both...
By Sarah Coursey, Editor RIO DE JANEIRO - According to the United Nations, Belo Horizonte, or BH as it is known to insiders, is the city with the best quality of life in all of Latin America. It is...
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