Urban Heroes is a web site about the inhabitability of large cities
in the 'Third World '. It contains views and descriptions of projects,
primarily by architects. The central focus is the solutions inhabitants
of the cities have come up with to make the city liveable.
The site describes dozens of initiatives world-wide, using themes
of identity, accessibility, shelter, decay, violence, waste, and
The web site has been set up by the Federal University of Rio de
Janeiro, Brazil with the support of the Prince Claus Fund.