Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro’s Resilience Journey

The need for urban resilience in Rio de Janeiro became clear in April 2010, when heavy rains hit the city. 66 people died in what was considered the worst environmental disaster in Brazil. Since then, resilience projects have been a priority, and with the city currently undergoing significant infrastructural changes for the World Cup in 2014 and the Olympic Games in 2016, there is a major opportunity to invest in initiatives that make the city more sustainable and resilient, and to show others how to do the same.

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Ocean Conservancy, The Circulate Initiative, and Resilient Cities Network Announce Three New Cities to Join Urban Ocean®

Ocean Conservancy, The Circulate Initiative, and Resilient Cities Network Announce Three New Cities to Join Urban Ocean®

Salvador, Brazil; Santa Fe, Argentina; and Bangkok, Thailand, are latest cities to join initiative to tackle ocean plastic pollution.
Speaker Series 2023 #8 | Beyond the Closing Ceremony: Leaving a resilient legacy in the wake of major sports events

Speaker Series 2023 #8 | Beyond the Closing Ceremony: Leaving a resilient legacy in the wake of major sports events

Hosting a major sports event often requires significant investment in infrastructure, such as transportation, accommodation, and sporting facilities. It is also essential to prioritize ...
Speaker Series 2023 #7 | Urban Mobility: Innovating Through Payments

Speaker Series 2023 #7 | Urban Mobility: Innovating Through Payments

Urban mobility is the backbone of a city, as it enables people to access vital spaces for work, education and leisure. As rapid urbanization continues to intensify pressure on infrastructure and ...

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