JIUS Case Studies: Projects

Porto Maravilha: Urban Waterfront Revitalization

December 16, 2012 Rio de Janeiro

With the impetus of rising real estate prices, a series of world-class mega-events, the 450th anniversary of Rio de Janeiro, and continued economic growth, the City has cooperated with the federal and state governments, private interests, and the local community to create the extensive Porto Maravilha (Marvelous Port) project to revitalize the area. Porto Maravilha aims to increase the number of residents in the region and provide new commercial and industrial space in a sustainable, equitable, and livable way.

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Rio Operations Center

December 16, 2012 Rio de Janeiro

The Rio Operations Center, inaugurated in December 2010, integrates the data and monitoring functions of approximately 30 municipal and state agencies and corresponding utilities under one roof. The center is meant to optimize city functioning, especially in the face of large-scale events, and to respond proactively to emergency situations.

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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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PSAM was developed by the Rio de Janeiro State Secretariat of Environment (SEA) in 2010 and is part of the Pact for Sanitation (State Decree 42.930/11) subprogram Rio+Clean. The program covers 15 municipalities around Guanabara Bay, including the City of Rio de Janeiro, and it focuses on basic sanitation actions in watersheds contributing to the Guanabara Bay. The PSAM is an important step to achieve key goals of the state: to universalize sanitation in the region and to advance the environmental restoration of the bay.

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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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