Resource 10a: Rio de Janeiro Fact File Glossary of key terms used in resources 10a, 10b and 11. Capital city Population Favelas Transnational companies Crime rate Basic services Carnival Sugar Loaf Mountain CBD Industrial area New town Ghetto Migration Edge city Security apartments Slum clearance Site and services Provision of land and basic services (infrastructure) Dweller Environmentalist Neighbourhood Segregation Stakeholders Resource 10a: Rio de Janeiro Fact File (continued) List the key words under headings: Physical Human Economic Political Resource 10a: Map of Rio de Janeiro N.B. The broken line marks the urban boundary / city limits ( - - - - - - - - - -) How can you tell the difference between the land and the sea? What is the scale of the map? What is the CBD? What is the location 4 figure Grid Reference of the CBD? Why is the industrial area located near the sea? How far is the industrial area (‘P’)from the nearest favela? How far is the CBD from the nearest favela? (measure from the ‘B’ of CBD) Resource 10b: Photographs of Rocinha and Barra da Tijuca Write a short paragraph about these two places using the word bank below: What sort of place is Rocinha? What sort of place is Barra de Tijuca (‘Barra’ for short)? Word bank: Accessible New town Clean Poor Dangerous Purpose-built Dirty Rich Dual carriageway Safe Environmental quality Skyscrapers Favela Slum Flat Steep High building density Sterile open spaces Hilly Street lighting Houses made of scrap materials Unplanned Infrastructure Urban planning Which of these two places would you prefer to live in? Why? Resource 11: Stakeholders in Rio de Janeiro Look at the opinions of the different stakeholders Give each opinion a letter A, B, C etc. Sort them into your personal order of priority: Put the one you agree with most at the top and the one you agree least with at the bottom of your list. Give reasons for the order of your list, referring to each stakeholder in turn. Using one word for each stakeholder, describe the FEAR each person has about the future for themselves and/or the city. Priority Letter Reason Fear (one word) Resource 11: Different Housing Strategies for Rio What is meant by the word ‘strategy’? What is meant by a ‘Do nothing’ strategy? What do strategies 1 and 2 have in common? Evaluate each strategy according to how well it enables Rio to continue growing in a ‘sustainable’ way, meeting all housing needs with minimum harm to the environment and maximum improvement to quality of life. Advantages Disadvantages 1. Allow more new favelas on outskirts of Rio 2. Allow existing favelas to remain and grow unchecked 3. Construct planned ‘edge cities’ 4. Slum clearance Using one, two or even all of the strategies listed, suggest your own plan for meeting the housing needs of the people of Rio in the 21 st century. Make sure you consider all the vested interests of all the stakeholders.
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