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City Resource Stations - Upgrade
06 Jun 2016 - By Mr. Berqstrom

When evaluating the City Resource Station concept I fount it's flow to slow, compared with the impact I wanted it to potentially have. To solve this I have been looking at several Development Project and found an interesting solution already implemented in the slum of Rio de Janeiro (RDJ).

As seen in the article by Philip Ross in the online News by; International Business Times, cable cars are implemented as an public transportation, to connect the slum areas with itself and the rest of RDJ's city. This creates a new transportation corridor with minimized incursion into the slum areas. I see this solution as a great posibility to increase the flow between different areas in the city, and connect the slum to function as "more equal" compared to other urban areas.  

Due to poorly city development and planning in slum areas, are the most common transportation method here to walk through narrow streets, in an labyrint of organic pathways. Safety reasons might force workers to walk around certain areas or pay road fees as the walk through "gang controlled" streets, on their way to work in the other end of the city.

By including the cable cars as an element to the City Resource Station Project, it is possible to use the facility of the cable car station to supply Resources in the slum areas. Instead of having a freezer Storage, could these explicit transportation nodes hold a local shop/wholesaler, providing daily Essentials bulks of groceries to the retailers in the slums more distant locations.

With the already suggested Street Upgrade as shown in the City Resource Station concept combined with the cable car, will the concept become an powerfull city- Development with a minimal stressload from demolition on the existing slum community.


Cable cars in the slum of Rio de Janeiro; Source: ibtimes.com
Climate Change Solutions, article by Philip Ross published 14 Jul 2014, photo by Reuters 

Cable cars (here showing Baiana Station) in Rio de Janeiro ; Source: wikipedia.org