FAVELA BAIRRO URBAN UPGRADING – MASTERPLAN 2000 – 2004Client: Rio de Janeiro CityLocation: Rio de JaneiroProgramme of redevelopment of favelas in the city of Rio de Janeiro. Victor Andrade participated in the Programme Favela-bairro (Slum-Neighborhood), working with different teams and developing proposals for many cariocas slums.Integrating the favela to the city was the main goal of the programme Favela-Bairro implemented by the City of Rio de Janeiro. Coordinated by the City of Rio de Janeiro’s Housing Secretary and funded by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the program implemented urban infrastructure, services, public facilities and social policies in beneficiary communities. The program was nominated by the UN, the World Cities Report 2006/07, as an example to be followed by other countries. The Favela-Bairro was also chosen among the best projects in the world presented at Expo 2000 in Hannover (Germany).