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Vila Autódromo in Rio de Janeiro: The big, the bad, the ugly

by Daniel Wagner The scenery: a wild and isolated lagoon about 40km west from the centre of Rio de Janeiro. This was what the first dwellers of the favela “Vila Autódromo” encountered when they first settled in the region about … Continue reading

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The Human Costs of Urban Renewal in Hong Kong: Dave and Christie, Part 1

by Rowena Lee and Patricia Woo* Dave never quite enjoys climbing the five flights of dark, narrow staircases to his home.  The landing on each floor is so small, he thought as he put one foot in front of the … Continue reading

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