Rio De Janeiro

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Cities Are Making Natural Disasters Deadlier

Poor design and over-development have put our burgeoning urban centers at serious risk.

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The Geography of James Bond

Who's been to more cities, you or 007?

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Rio's Garbage Pickers Lose Their Jobs

One of the world's largest open-air landfills will be shuttered. What does that mean for the 1,700 people who worked there?

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Problem Of the Day: Rio's Hotel Shortage

As the city prepares to host a number of global events, it still lacks the hotel space to meet the demand.

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Scenes from Brazil's Crack Epidemic

The country is struggling to stem the spread of the drug in its urban slums.

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Subway Platforms From Around the World

As iconic as anything above ground, these subway platforms leave riders with an added sense of the city they serve.

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Postcard From Rio de Janiero

Love in the shadows of World Bike Day, and other news.

A Tilt-Shift Video of Rio de Janeiro's Carnival

A dramatic glimpse of Rio's vibrant street culture, in miniature.

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Problem of the Day: 'Too Much Beer, Too Many People and Never Enough Toilets'

Rio grapples with a public urination problem during Carnival.

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London to Rio: Keep Your Statue

Londoners object to Brazil’s idea to build a promotional replica Christ the Redeemer statue for the Olympics.

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The Challenge of Replacing Organized Crime with Governance

Governments are struggling to move into gang-dominated slums in the cities of Latin America

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Relaunch of the Day: Rio de Janiero's Bike Share Program

After a failed first attempt, the city tries again

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Postcard From Rio de Janeiro

An international festival brings some clowns to town

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9 Beautiful Pedestrian Bridges Not Designed by Santiago Calatrava

Part art, part crosswalk, these wild walkways would look at home in a museum

A scene from Beijing in Gary Hustwit's "Urbanized"

'Helvetica' Director Gary Hustwit Takes on City Design with 'Urbanized'

The new film documents the problems and prospects of global urbanization