Geography: Human Environments: Urban Change – A Case Study of Rio de Janeiro


Part of the National Qualifications Curriculum Support series, this resource looks at the trend of urbanisation, particularly in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Issues covered include push and pull factors, the resulting shanty towns and other problems caused by sharp urbanisation. Centring in on Rio, the materials cover favelas, Roçinha, Barra de Tijuca, as well as the support schemes for those in the favelas and possible solutions to transport and environmental problems in the city as a whole.

  • Curriculum area / Subject

  • Level / Stage

    • Intermediate 1
    • Intermediate 2
  • Date

    01 May 2007
  • Status

    Archive - For Reference Only
  • Type

    Teaching pack
  • Advice to Users

    This material is archived as it does not conform with current SQA Arrangements. It has been retained as some of its content may be useful for reference.

  • Publisher

    Customer Services

  • Copyright

    Learning and Teaching Scotland
  • ISBN / Code


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