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Symposium 2012

Solution for Favelas - A Global Challenge and Opportunity

The Challenge

Slums or "favelas" are a distinguishing feature of the world’s "megacities." Caracas, Hong Kong, Manila, Mumbai and Rio de Janeiro would be different places if slums were not part of their landscapes.

Slums or "favelas" are a distinguishing feature of the world’s "megacities." Caracas, Hong Kong, Manila, Mumbai and Rio de Janeiro would be different places if slums were not part of their landscapes.

Foster a greater sense of self-determination and choice by initiating "grassroots" discussions and local group decisions to promote change and involving professional intermediaries to communicate the community's agenda.

Such an approach would aim to reduce the numbers of poorly planned projects and solutions developed by distant authorities and generalists. It would benefit from bringing in professional intermediaries (businesses, NGOs and political action specialists) to convey a community's agenda to the appropriate decision-makers.

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    To improve local communities, build open plan cultural spaces composed of multiuse green spaces, libraries, entertainment venues and meeting halls.

    To improve local communities, build open plan cultural spaces composed of multiuse green spaces, libraries, entertainment venues and meeting halls.

    To improve local communities, build open plan cultural spaces composed of multiuse green spaces, libraries, entertainment venues and meeting halls.

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    Expand public transport systems to enhance social inclusion and improve employment opportunities for residents living in disadvantaged neighborhoods; and provide job-specific training to local residents to build these systems.

    Expand public transport systems to enhance social inclusion and improve employment opportunities for residents living in disadvantaged neighborhoods; and provide job-specific training to local residen ...

    Expand public transport systems to enhance social inclusion and improve employment opportunities for residents living in disadvantaged neighborhoods; and provide job-specific training to local residents to build these systems.

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