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    Big Green Block

    December 16, 2012 Philadelphia

    The goal of the Big Green Block project was to transform the sites of the Shissler Recreation Center and the Kensington High School for the Creative and Performing Arts and the surrounding area into the biggest, greenest block in Philadelphia. This project addresses multiple aspects of sustainability, including significant stormwater management systems, throughout the site.

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    Rio Bus Rapid Transit

    December 16, 2012 Rio de Janeiro

    The City of Rio de Janeiro, with its large territorial reach and population of over 6 million people, has faced significant traffic and transportation challenges and is in the process of constructing four BRT lines to improve mobility for its citizens and in preparation for the 2016 Olympic Games.

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    Integrating Transport Modes for Sustainability

    December 16, 2012 Rio de Janeiro

    The City of Rio de Janeiro has identified the need for efficient intermodal stations and has included plans to implement several stations in critical areas of the City. In light of the upcoming global events of FIFA 2014 and the 2016 Olympic Games, Rio de Janeiro is planning to implement a comprehensive network of Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) corridors, which will serve close to 2 million people per day.

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    "Bike Rio" System

    December 16, 2012 Rio de Janeiro

    Since 2011, the "Bike Rio" project has installed an integrated system of over 60 bicycle stations in 14 major neighborhoods (over 600 bicycles) for use in Rio de Janeiro. This project complements the City's effort to provide bicycle lanes and alternative transportation options-the municipal government is in the process of doubling the cycle path system to over 300 km2.

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    West Zone Sanitation

    December 16, 2012 Rio de Janeiro

    To remedy waste sewage and pollution problems, the City has designed an innovative undertaking with the State of Rio de Janeiro and the State Company for Water and Wastewater (CEDAE) to leverage private-sector financing for services extension to the 21 neighborhoods in AP-5.

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