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

    • Intermediate 1 (Geography)
    • Intermediate 2 (Geography)
  • Level / Stage

    • Intermediate 1
    • Intermediate 2
  • Date

    02/05/2007 15:14:12
  • Status

    Currently In Use
  • Type

    Teaching pack
  • Advice to Users

    Users should check that documents conform with current SQA Arrangements.

  • Publisher

    Customer Services

  • Copyright

    Learning and Teaching Scotland
  • ISBN / Code


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