Transportation in Rio de Janeiro: Sustainable Development and the 2016 Olympic Games

submitted by: mpashayi
Sustainability in developing countries is an issue gaining an increasing interest from the international community. This research project examines the upcoming development in Rio de Janeiro as the 2016 Olympic Games catalyze major urban changes to its physical environment. The study focuses on transportation planning and how the population will be affected as the federal, state, and municipal governments work with private companies to implement projects that improve the current...

The Privatization of the Public Realm: Downtown San Diego and the Commercialization of Public Space

submitted by: SDFriar1
With the opening of PETCO Park in 2004, and reinvestment within the community, Downtown San Diego has turned from a blighted community into a bustling center of activity. However, with the rapid ascent of residential and retail space, Downtown has seen an increase in the need for open space and widened public domain. The research presented in this case study examines the effects that privatization has had on the formation and transformation of public space in the Downtown San Diego community.