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Relocating homes and lives in Rio’s Olympic city

Fernández Arrigoitia, Melissa (2013) Relocating homes and lives in Rio’s Olympic city. In: Urban age conference, 2013-10-24 - 2013-10-25, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Brazil is currently embedded in vast and complex processes of national growth and change that are reinforcing deep and existing socio-spatial inequalities while producing new fronts for social, economic and policy action. Amongst these numerous transformations, the relations between urban spaces, homes and city dwellers in cities like Rio de Janeiro are shifting profoundly and rapidly. In this city, famous for its dramatic topographical mixes of the natural and urban, the onus for mega-event development secured by unprecedented levels of foreign capital and investment, has led to hurried levels of extensive urban (re) development activity including a major port revitalisation project, far-reaching road works and Olympic infrastructure construction. While, improving the look and feel of the city to attract business investment and tourism in the run-up to and its aftermath (or ‘legacy’) of sporting mega-events has become one of these spectacles’ defining features, the municipal mechanisms involved in achieving such goals can vary widely from place to place.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
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Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Date Deposited: 06 Jun 2014 10:48
Last Modified: 14 Nov 2021 00:08

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