Protests and Mega-Events: The mobilizations in the city from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Protests and Mega-Events: The mobilizations in the city from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Submission ID:

137

In Brazil, from 2006 to 2016, the city of Rio de Janeiro and other large Brazilian cities hosted several sport mega-events: the Pan American Games and Parapan American Games in 2007, the Military World Games in 2011, the Confederations Cup in 2013, the FIFA World Cup in 2014, and the Olympics and Paralympics in 2016.
However, the grand urban projects, such as the sports mega-events that took place in Brazil, trigger a diversity of ruptures in the city. We aim, here, to describe and map these ruptures by looking through the protests related to mega-events in the city of Rio de Janeiro from 2006 to 2016.
For this research, we will use the ‘Observatory of Urban Conflicts of the City of Rio de Janeiro’ public database of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro as research material. Thus, using the Observatory's existing database, all urban conflicts will be reviewed, seeking to identify those that are connected to the issue of mega-events. After this selection, we will refine our search by extracting our research material, namely, the protests related to the issue of mega-events in the city of Rio de Janeiro, with a time frame from the years 2006 to 2016.
As a research methodology, we use bibliographic research and cartography. To map these protests, we will use the QGIS program (Geographic Information System).
Our main findings are that the sports mega-events, while large scale urban projects, should focus on broadening and deepening democratic citizenship as well as reducing existing socio-spatial inequalities. However, both in the city of Rio de Janeiro and in Brazil, they have not contributed to making our cities more democratic and less unequal. They have a significant potential for disruption in the cities.
This submission may fit with the Palgrave Macmillan Mega Event Planning Pivot series.

Corresponding Author

Aldrey Cristiane Iscaro

Federal University of Rio de Janeiro

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Aldrey Cristiane Iscaro

Federal University of Rio de Janeiro

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Preferred Track

1. Mega-events and mega-projects: trends and demands

Second Preferred Track

6. Urban policies

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