The Guardian, Dec. 6th 2010, p. 23
Tom Phillips reports on work by architects and urban planners in Rio as they battle to create a new blueprint for one of the most pressing questions facing an increasingly urban world: how to develop, transform and integrate sprawling and often crime ridden slums into the outside city? With the World Cup and Olympics on the horizon, the city authorities are currently engaged in two simultaneous programmes to improve life in the favelas: 'pioneering' pacification schemes in the slums and re-modelling the favelas as part of an urbanisation initiative called 'Moriar Carioca' (or 'Rio living').
The Guardian, Dec. 27th 2010, p. 11
The government's Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) which finances regeneration schemes for housing estates, has cut the budget, including the award to the Aylesbury Estate in Southwark, the largest in Europe and the venue of Tony Blair's first speech as prime minister, saving £1.9bn in all.