Altair Antunes Guimarães, leader of the community-center in Vila Autódromo, was forced to leave his home twice in his life already. When he was 14 years old, his family had to leave a favela in Leblon, now one of Rio’s posh neighbourhoods. After 30 years of living in Cidade de Deus, he lost his home again due to the construction of Linha Amarela, a highway. Now, at the age of 59, he finds himself in the same situation yet again. He and his community have to make room for bigger projects. The city of Rio plans to improve the accessibility of the Olympic Park which is currently under construction and will be the main site of the 2016 Olympic Games. More than half of the 500 families have already accepted the government’s offer: an apartment in Parque Carioca, about one kilometer away. Altair wants to stay. He has convinced the mayor not to remove the entire community.