JIUS Case Studies: Policy

Morar Carioca: Integrating Informal Settlements

December 16, 2012 Rio de Janeiro

Municipal services, including infrastructure, education, and health, have not traditionally reached these favelas, as they have not traditionally been zoned as official parts of the City. However, the Morar Carioca Program, also called the Municipal Plan for the Integration of Informal Settlements, aims to provide integrated development and services through the Municipal Secretary of Housing (SMH) to incorporate these areas into the more formal communities that they generally border.

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Municipal Recycling Collection Expansion

December 16, 2012 Rio de Janeiro

Currently, the City of Rio de Janeiro gathers only 1 percent of recyclables through official collection of separated materials, and reaches less than one-third of the City through its efforts. The City and its Municipal Urban Waste/Cleaning Company (COMLURB) aim to collect an additional 31,000 tons of waste per year by 2015, raising overall recycling rates to 5 percent. By 2025, the City hopes to have reached 20 percent collection.

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Managing Parking for Mobility

December 16, 2012 Rio de Janeiro

Congestion and prolonged commute times have become a negative reality of large cities. The City of Niterói, located in the metropolitan area of Rio de Janeiro, has begun to acknowledge that while the issue is politically sensitive, the common interest is better served by managing parking supply. The City has been prioritizing efficient public transportation, creating bus-only corridors, and removing unnecessary on-street parking spaces to enhance mobility for its citizens.

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