City and Regional Planning

Redesigning and Redeveloping the Northern Waterfront in Rio De Janeiro

2012 Studio

The area around Rio de Janeiro's port is a historically central neighborhood that is now home to lower- to middle-income communities that face Olympics-related development and increasing housing pressures. The studio for Redesigning and Redeveloping the Northern Waterfront in Rio de Janeiro studies urban design, development, and community strategies for guiding the future growth of the city's port and surrounding areas, gracefully reconfiguring the port while laying the groundwork for new development and strengthening and expanding access to public services.