Changes in global population since 1800

A description of the relative rates of urbanisation in rich and poor countries.

Crowded cities - Rio de Janeiro

A favela community leader reflects on the problems of continued migration to Rio.

Greenfield sites: development (pt 2/2 - narration)

An illustration of the different impacts of building on a greenfield site.

Life in the Favela of Rochina

Members of a typical Rocinha family describe their work and their thoughts on favela life.

The contrasts of rich and poor in the city of Rio

A look at Rio de Janeiro, the second largest city in Brazil, and the contrasts there.