2016 Olympics

As Rio de Janiero prepares for the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Summer Olympics, the city is pursuing several "flagship urban renovation and transportation projects." Should this investment extend to the millions living in low-income bedroom communities?
Feb 12, 2013   urb.im
Flavie Halais cautions that urban development projects boosted by the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympic Games could threaten Rio de Janeiro's historic port.
Dec 23, 2012   The Global Urbanist
As the world turned its attention Sunday from London to Rio, host of the next Summer Olympics, Theresa Williamson and Mauricio Hora penned an op-ed for <em>The New York Times</em> arguing how the city's preparations are threatening its history.
Aug 14, 2012   The New York Times
A new gondola cable car system is opening in a Rio de Janeiro slum to improve accessibility.
Mar 5, 2011   Wired
As the city of Rio de Janeiro prepares to host the 2016 Summer Olympics, residents there say many of the projects underway are violating their rights.
Feb 26, 2011   The Globe and Mail
Ahead of the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics, officials in Rio de Janeiro are taking on a massive upgrade project in the city's slums.
Dec 8, 2010   Guardian
This article reviews the lengths Rio and Chicago went to show the Olympic Committee their green ambitions. Hint: both planted trees.
Oct 16, 2009   Fast Company
Rio de Janeiro has been named the host of the 2016 Summer Olympics. Now, the city has to start making its Olympic promises come true.
Oct 11, 2009   USA Today
Rio de Janeiro has been selected as the host of the 2016 Summer Olympics. This analysis from <em>NPR</em> looks at why the Brazilian city was the obvious choice.
Oct 5, 2009   NPR
As the International Olympic Committee prepares to announced the host of the 2016 Summer Olympics this week, South Americans are hoping it's finally their time. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil is one of four finalists, but some say the city isn't ready.
Sep 29, 2009   Time
High hopes for city change are attached to Chicago's bid for the 2016 Summer Olympics. Even if the city wins the bid this Friday, the impact is likely to be modest, according to <em>Chicago Tribune</em> architecture critic Blair Kamin.
Sep 29, 2009   Chicago Tribune