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FUTURE CAPE TOWN | What if we converted Olympic venues into schools?

It is not enough to build temporary Olympic stadia and arena to lower the costs of mega-events . Rio de Janeiro is going one step further.

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FUTURE CAPE TOWN | 1 year until the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro

A year before the opening ceremony of the 2016 Olympics, Rio de Janeiro is a city in an accelerated motion, rehearsing, training, driving, constructing , calculating and preparing for the biggest event in its history.

Rio Highway Demolish

How to demolish a highway and open a port

WATCH: In 8 seconds, 300 meters of Elevated Perimeter Highway was imploded in Rio De Janeiro. Also learn about the major transformation and integration of the Rio Port area kickstarted by the Olympic Games.

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The Cities This Week: Edition 59

News and views from cities around the world this week.

AFP Photo / Martin Bernetti)

The Cities This Week: Edition 58

News and views from cities around the world this week.

Photograph: Darko Vojinovic/AP

The Cities This Week: Edition 56

News and views from cities around the world this week.

Source: AP

The Cities This Week: Edition 52

News and views from cities around the world this week.

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The Cities This Week: Edition 37

News and views from cities around the world this week.

Hundreds of Brazilian security officers, backed by armoured vehicles and helicopters, have occupied 12 shanty towns in Rio de Janeiro. Source: AP

The Cities This Week: Edition 36

News and views from cities around the world this week.

Source: AFP

The Cities This Week: Edition 26

News and views from cities around the world this week.