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In Brazil on June 22, 2012 at 12:34 pm

PROJECT OF THE WEEK

Render of the Museu de Saneamento for Sao Paulo (Skyscrapercity).

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SPLIT SECOND POLLS

AMAZON

Around 300 activists protested hydroelectric dams in the Brazilian Amazon less than 24 hours after the nation’s president, Dilma Rousseff, praised them as sources of clean and renewable energy at the U.N. Rio+20 conference (Forbes).

RIO

Porto Maravilha Project is one of the major revitalization initiatives for Rio’s Centro district that the city government is working on under the 2016 Olympic Games countdown. It is a massive project set to transform this area of the city, but of course the process of demolition and construction can be messy business (The Rio Times).

People from the west of the State of Rio, in Santa Cruz and Campo Grande, now have the opportunity to travel to Barra da Tijuca quickly and inexpensively. A new Transoeste BRT Line (Bus Rapid Transit) was inaugurated in the presence of Rio State Governor Sergio Cabral, Rio Mayor Eduardo Paes and ex-President Lula (The Rio Times).

Home to breathtaking views of lush-green mountain peaks, the city of Petrópolis is widely known for its historical significance as the former summer residence of Brazil’s imperial family. Yet, although this splendid mountainous city derives part of its heritage from Brazil’s 19th century monarchy, the German immigrants hired to lay down its foundations are an integral part of its history (The Rio Times).

SAO PAULO

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