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Rio de Janeiro

Urban Expansion and the Environment, 1st Edition

Edited by José L. S. Gámez, Zhongjie Lin, Jeffrey S. Nesbit

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168 pages | 30 B/W Illus.

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pub: 2019-07-17
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Using Rio de Janeiro as the case study city, this book highlights and examines issues surrounding the development of mega-cities in Latin America and beyond. Complex dynamics of urbanization such as mega-event driven development, infrastructure investment, and informal urban expansion are intertwined with changing climatic conditions that demand new approaches to sustainable urbanism. The urban conditions facing 21st century cities such as Rio emphasize the need to revisit urban forms, reintegrate infrastructure and re-evaluate practices.

With contributions from fifteen scholars from several countries exploring urbanism, urbanization and climate change, this book provides insights into the contextual and environmental issues shaping Rio in the age of globalization. Each of the book’s three sections address an interdisciplinary range of topics impacting urbanism in Latin America, which will be accessible to researchers and professionals interested in urbanization, urban design, sustainability, planning and architecture.

Table of Contents

List of Figures

  1. Introduction
  2. Jose Gamez, Zhongjie Lin, and Jeffrey Nesbit 

  3. The Impact of Future Sea-level Rise on Rio de Janeiro: A Geological Perspective
  4. Scott Hippensteel

  5. One Katrina Every Year: The Challenge of Urban Flooding in Tropical Cities
  6. Fernando Lara

  7. Changing Informality: Gentrification of Favelas in Rio de Janeiro
  8. Zhongjie Lin, Fernando Moreira, and Aline Nascimento

  9. Staging the City, Transforming the Slum: FestiFavelization in Rio de Janeiro
  10. Malte Steinbrink and Jose Gamez

  11. Barra da Tijuca: Urban Planning Challenges in a Global Suburb
  12. Lawrence Herzog

  13. Elite Enclave of Barra da Tijuca
  14. Alexandra Silva de Almeida

  15. Costa, Coast, and Clay: A Modern Grid Revisited in Rio de Janeiro
  16. Jeffrey Nesbit

  17. Barra Olympic Park Project: Notes on the Design Process, Games and Legacy
  18. Henrique Houayek

  19. Urban Projects for Resilience in Flooding Areas
  20. Erika Brum Palma Pereira and Maria Fernanda Lemos

  21. Mixing Modernisms: Urban Design in the Era of Climate Change
  22. Jose Gamez

  23. Climate Adaptation in Rio: Promoting the Resilience of the Western Zone Coastal Area of Rio de Janeiro Maria Fernanda Lemos
  24. Urban Planning for Resilience: Lessons Learned from Projects for Rio’s Western Zone

Rafael Saraiva

Index

About the Editors

List of Figures

  1. Introduction
  2. Jose Gamez, Zhongjie Lin, and Jeffrey Nesbit

  3. The Impact of Future Sea-level Rise on Rio de Janeiro: A Geological Perspective
  4. Scott Hippensteel

  5. One Katrina Every Year: The Challenge of Urban Flooding in Tropical Cities
  6. Fernando Lara

  7. Changing Informality: Gentrification of Favelas in Rio de Janeiro
  8. Zhongjie Lin, Fernando Moreira, and Aline Nascimento

  9. Staging the City, Transforming the Slum: FestiFavelization in Rio de Janeiro
  10. Malte Steinbrink and Jose Gamez

  11. Barra da Tijuca: Urban Planning Challenges in a Global Suburb
  12. Lawrence Herzog

  13. Elite Enclave of Barra da Tijuca
  14. Alexandra Silva de Almeida

  15. Costa, Coast, and Clay: A Modern Grid Revisited in Rio de Janeiro
  16. Jeffrey Nesbit

  17. Barra Olympic Park Project: Notes on the Design Process, Games and Legacy
  18. Henrique Houayek

  19. Urban Projects for Resilience in Flooding Areas
  20. Erika Brum Palma Pereira and Maria Fernanda Lemos

  21. Mixing Modernisms: Urban Design in the Era of Climate Change
  22. Jose Gamez

  23. Climate Adaptation in Rio: Promoting the Resilience of the Western Zone Coastal Area of Rio de Janeiro Maria Fernanda Lemos
  24. Urban Planning for Resilience: Lessons Learned from Projects for Rio’s Western Zone

Rafael Saraiva

Index

About the Series

Built Environment City Studies

The Built Environment City Studies series provides researchers and academics with a detailed look at individual cities through a specific lens. These concise books delve into a case study of an international city, focusing on a key built environment topic. Written by scholars from around the world, the collection provides a library of thorough studies into trends, developments and approaches that affect our cities.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
ARC008000
ARCHITECTURE / Landscape
ARC010000
ARCHITECTURE / Urban & Land Use Planning
ARC024000
ARCHITECTURE / Buildings / General