Morar Carioca
Social and urban integration. A project that will bring access, health, education, culture and environmental consciousness to all communities in Rio
About the Project

In a city surrounded by favela, the Morar Carioca program represents a true revolution in terms of social integration: all the favelas in Rio will be re-urbanized until 2020. The program is one of the most important Olympic legacies of the city and already benefits 55 communities. More than just new housing units, Morar Carioca represents the biggest popular urbanization project of the country’s history and contemplates the following areas: infrastructure, landscaping, implementation of leisure and educational equipments, offering more comfort and dignity to the residents of the city’s poorer areas. The project has sustainability as one of its main focuses as well as a new type soil occupation, transforming the area that was considered of risk into safe places for the population.

What is it?

Created in 2010, the Morar Carioca program represents a social revolution for Rio. Its objective is to re-urbanize and socially integrate all the city’s communities, until the year of 2020. For this, there is an investment of 8 billion Reais in investments that contemplate the areas of infrastructure, landscaping, leisure and living. Currently, the program is present in 55 communities, generating comfort and dignity for more than 200 thousand people.

Rio wins. So do you.

Morar Carioca’s sustainable side is Morar Carioca Verde and it’s changing the landscape and the colors of the favelas Chapeu Mangueira and Babilonia, in the South Zone of the city. The pioneer project was implemented in 2010 as a type of laboratory in the two communities and today the constructions are advanced. In the Babilonia community, 16 of 171 housing units were already delivered to the residents who were in an environmentally preserved area and there was the construction of a deck with recycled flooring material and a lookout point.

Among the sustainability measures that were adopted in the communities, there is the use of alternative materials that are waterproof, micro-gardening. The apartments have a recycled metallic structure, a system of reuse of rainwater, treated sewages on toilets and individual measurers of water.

The communities entire lighting system is being substituted with LED lamps and there is also the implementation of recycling the trash and using solar energy.

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