A candid assessment of the impact of the games, from an academic on the ground.
Urban planning was once an Olympic event, although the first gold medal – awarded to Germany’s Alfred Hensel for the Nuremberg stadium – turned out to be an unfortunate choice.
Imagine cities competed to eliminate hunger, poverty, unemployment, crime and greenhouse emissions, and to offer housing and transport for all. Don't scoff – urban planning was once an Olympic event.
They're a global phenomenon – but gangs are so varied that they barely merit the same name.
New York, Berlin and Paris have all suffered some ill effects from online rental platforms – without proper regulations, Rio could follow.
Why we should stop panicking about whether the Olympic venues will be ready and start thinking about the long-term impacts of construction.
There are benefits to hosting the Olympics - but when it comes to culture, there's no mega-event like Carnival.
Residents of Rio's favelas are facing forced evictions – but they're not moving out without a fight.
In preparing for the World Cup, Brazilian police have embarked on a process of cleaning up the country’s poorest neighbourhoods, known as favelas.
Brazil is famous for many things: samba, football and beaches, but also its favelas, the poor neighbourhoods that encircle its cities. These areas are often on invaded lands in middle and upper-class neighbourhoods…