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Dismanteling of Castle Mountain

Rio de Janeiro Metropolitan Area (BR)

PHOTOGRAPHY: AUGUSTO MALTA

offers a rich and diverse experience of forests, ruins, remnants of coffee plantations and belvederes. Since 1961 it has been the national park “Parque Nacional da Tijuca” (parquedatijuca.com.br). Over time, new areas have been added, such as Parque Lage, a sugar factory heritage location from the early 19th century, and Corcovado (the hill with the famous Christ the Redeemer statue). The total area is now 40 square kilometers, served by a network of trails and restaurants. Over the last years, the municipality has increased the amount of cycle paths to around 300 kilometers in the city, as part of the “Plano Cicloviário do Rio de Janeiro”. The flat lands along the coast are especially ideal for cycling, and in between the mountains more and more paths have been built as well. Rental bicycles are available at many locations, just like “Bike Rio”, the free bike sharing system of the city that was implemented in 2011 together with the bank Itaú Unibanco (mobilicidade.com.br/bikerio. asp). This system offers about 250 access points.

Carnival FLICKR

BY ANNE CORBUCCI DE MORAES

Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas FLICKR

BY CLAUDIA REGINA

REFERENCES City of Rio de Janeiro (2011) Plano Diretor do Arco Metropolitano. s.l.: s.n. Lassance, G. (2015) Professor of Urban Planning at Federal University of Rio de Janeiro [Interview by Deltametropolis Association: 8 July 2015] Louis, R. S. (2013) Lonely Planet Rio de Janeiro. s.l.:Lonely Planet Quaino, L. (2014) RJ inaugura Arco Metropolitano após 40 anos e espera PIB R$ 1,8 bi maior [online: www.g1.globo.com] Rio World Heritage Management Committee (2014) UNESCO Site Man­ agement Plan - Rio de Janeiro: Carioca Landscapes between the Mountain and the Sea. Rio de Janeiro: sn. Rufino, W. (2015) Phd Candidate at Federal University of Rio de Janeiro [Interview by Deltametropolis Association: 15 June 2015] MAP DATA IBGE (2013) Metropolitan Area Outline IBGE (2013) Population INEA (2015) LandCover Uso e Cobertura INEA (2015) Protection Areas

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Top 10 touristic sites by Lonely Planet 1. Carnaval 2. Ipanema Beach 3. Copacabana Beach 4. Nightlife in Lapa 5. Pao de Açucar (Sugarloaf Mountain) 6. Cristo Redentor 7. Santa Teresa 8. Maracanã Football Stadium 9. Floresta da Tijuca 10. Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas Our top 5 sites for highly skilled workers 1. Floresta da Tijuca and Parque Lage 2. Cycling routes along the beaches and Lagoa 3. Green and historic living environments of Urca, Santa Teresa, Ipanema and Leblon 4. Cultural districts Cinelândia and Lapa 5. Niteroi and ferry connections

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