The Rise and Fall of Rio de Janeiro: Lessons Learned

May 25th, 2017 | The New School, New York

The Observatory on Latin America (OLA) is pleased to present: 

THE RISE AND FALL OF RIO DE JANEIRO: LESSONS LEARNED

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A conversation with:

Eduarda La Rocque

Former President of the Instituto Pereira Passos, Municipality of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

 

Despite the many efforts in making Rio de Janeiro more sustainable, the city is currently facing a crisis of deep negative impacts in social, urban, economic, and political terms. Today, the improvements in quality of life have reverted to 2010 levels, when the city won the bid to host the Olympic games. What happened? Before the crisis, the city was in the right path towards sustainable development with efforts such as Rio Resiliente, UPP Social and Pacto do Rio. Lessons should be learned from the road that led to this crisis. The knowledge produced by previous efforts is valuable and could be used to the city's advantage for a faster recovery.

Participants are invited to read a paper prior to the the meeting: La Rocque, Eduarda and Shelton-Zumpano, Petras, (2014), "The sustainable development strategy of the municipal government of Rio de Janeiro", Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and Tinker Foundation Citizen Security Papers. (view in English; in Portuguese)



 



 

Thursday, May 25th, 2017
2:00  - 4:00 PM

Orozco Room | The New School
66 West 12th Street, 7th Floor

New York, NY
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 The event will be in English
Admission is free, but seating is limited. Reservations are required
RSVP by May 24th here

 

This program is supported by the JULIEN J. STUDLEY FOUNDATION

 

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