Brazil Inundated by Poor Planning Practices

While Brazil sits underwater due to heavy rains, an even greater political problem persists.
February 3, 2011, 11am PST | Tim Halbur
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Natalie Vaiana of the Gaurdian says Brazil's real problem is their inability to plan long term,

"Urban planning has never been part of the political agenda."

"The reason urban planning was never taken into account is simple: the expression 'long-term planning' is rarely found in Brazil's political dictionary. Short-term, eye-caching public works are the focus. Winning elections is the aim. Dominated by this logic, the main driver of cities' growth is profit, above everything else."

Thanks to Jason Van Patten

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Published on Wednesday, February 2, 2011 in The Guardian
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