Staff, RioOnWatch


An Informal Settlement in Puerto Rico Has Become the World’s First Favela Community Land Trust

In San Juan, Puerto Rico, government, residents, and technical professionals created a Community Land Trust (CLT), known locally as Fideicomiso de la Tierra, to preserve and develop informal communities along the Martín Peña Canal.

June 2, 2017

Solidarity Economy Part I: Cooperative Development in Rio and Beyond

When one stops to consider Rio’s hundreds of favelas for their plurality, with a lens of recognizing assets instead of just highlighting problems, one common thread is clear: In the face of public neglect, favela residents are expert at doing things for themselves, many times coming together to do so collectively.

January 12, 2017