LSE Cities, centro internacional de estudos urbanos ligado à London School of Economics and Political Science, publica artigo do arquiteto e urbanista Antônio Augusto Veríssimo.
"Urbanizing and integrating all substandard informal settlements (slums and irregular settlements) of Rio de Janeiro within a reasonable deadline is an acceptable challenge and an urgent task of our society. In times of democratic mobilization of citizens who are demanding that the basic rights of the population are met, the right to the city and decent housing imposes itself as one of the most important social legacies to be pursued and achieved as a result of large investments that the city, the state, and the nation are performing in order to make the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympics viable. Not performing this task means losing the opportunity to show the world that the large events in Rio can be more than just big urban operations to generate stratospheric profits for contractors, real estate companies and other characters of the “Circus” of major international events."
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