This Is Not Brazil  visualizes some of the urban identities, trends, and issues of Brazil's cities through statistical and artistic analysis in conjunction with an essay by the same name and the   Lusoscape  ,   Regarding Cariocas  , and   Save No Daylight   photography projects.
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 Brazil is officially divided into five regions for statistical purposes. This graph charts the urban-to-rural population ratios in each of these regions over the past 50 years. To the right of the y-axis indicates a shift from more rural to more urban; above the x-axis indicates a region becoming more urbanized than the national average. The numbers are compelling: in 1960, just one region (Sudeste) was "urbanized" and above the national average. By 2010, not only are all five regions heavily urbanized, but three are above the national average, indicating a more even distribution of the population. This is slight cause for concern, as many of the newly developed urbanized areas are growing in Brazil's fertile and biodiverse interior, threatening the balance of the Highlands and the Amazon.
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