Rio de Janeiro’s Resilience Journey

The city of Rio de Janeiro released its Resilience Strategy on May 3, 2016. Explore the strategy here.

Rio de Janeiro’s Resilience Story

The need for urban resilience in Rio de Janeiro became clear in April 2010, when heavy rains hit the city. Sixty-six people died in what was considered the worst environmental disaster in Brazil. Since then, resilience projects have been a priority, and with the city currently undergoing significant infrastructural changes for the World Cup in 2014 and the Olympic Games in 2016, there is a major opportunity to invest in initiatives that make the city more sustainable and resilient, and to show others how to do the same.

SHOCKS AND STRESSES
  • Aging Infrastructure
  • Drought
  • Inadequate Public Transportation Systems
  • Landslide
  • Rainfall Flooding

Snapshot of Rio De Janeiro

  • 6,320,446

    POPULATION AS OF 2010

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