Favela Brasil    A favela (Portuguese pronunciation: [faˈvɛlɐ]) is the generally used term for a shanty town in Brazil. In the late 18th century, the first settlements were called bairros africanos (African neighbourhoods). This was the place where former slaves with no land ownership and no options for work lived. Over the years, many freed black slaves moved in.

favela is the term for a slum in Brazil, most often within urban areas. The first favelas appeared in the late century and were built by soldiers who had nowhere to live. Some of the first settlements were called bairros africanos.photo by Fernando Alan

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Hong Kong’s architectural race to the sky is captured in a vertiginous view of its towering skyscrapers. by Romain Jacquet-Lagreze.

Favelas in Rio, informal housing with often times no electricity or water. How can we address the issue of rising populations in cities and be able to provide basic utilities to everyone?

Favelas in Rio, informal housing with often times no electricity or water. How can we address the issue of rising populations in cities and be able to provide basic utilities to everyone?

Some of us were not so lucky and we are not born in a wonderful life, filled with luxury. Destiny choose it for us!

Some of us were not so lucky and we are not born in a wonderful life, filled with luxury. Destiny choose it for us! But in the end it's will be batter

Chinese solution to overpopulation. NOT inspiring, more like terrifying.

Inspired by Michael Wolf's photos of Hong Kong buildings, but probably originally by the urbanization section of the Massive Change exhibit. Hong Kong apartments/homes.

Knowing What We Know About Rio, Can We Really Call These Olympic Games…

Knowing What We Know About Rio, Can We Really Call These Olympic Games Successful?

This is a picture of the Favelas in Brazil--a favela is an urban slum in Brazil. The first favelas were built by soldiers in the century who had nowhere else to live.

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