The article “Constructing the ‘Right to the City’ in Brazil focuses upon the need for public inclusion and development of infrastructure within Brazil. The article has great statistics outlining the way in which people live and the lack of infrastructure in numbers.
Latin America is the most urbanized region of developing world, with over 75 per cent of the population living in urban areas; in Brazil, 83 percent of the total population live in cities.
More information about Brazil within the article that I found very interesting:
- 26 million people living in urban areas do not have access to water; 14 million are not served by garbage collections
- 83 million are not connected to sewage systems
- 70% of the collected sewage is not treated
- 52 million Brazilians walk to work
- national housing deficit is estimated at 7.9 million units
The statistics in the article were taken from http://www.ibge.gov.br/english/
To read more of the article see http://sls.sagepub.com/content/16/2/201.abstract