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Ocupando os espaços públicos

Um dos principais problemas do brasileiro nas cidades é a sua falta de responsabilidade sobre os espaços públicos. Na nossa cultura, a rua, seu entorno e seus equipamentos urbanos pertencem a esfera pública e, por isso, é quem deve cuidar da manutenção, limpeza e segurança. Empresas e organizações podem optar por "adotar" um espaço, mas por lei isso significa transferir toda a responsabilidade da Prefeitura para a instituição. Leia mais.

Protests are just the beginning — change will come to Brazil

Anyone comparing countries can quickly conclude there isn’t a direct fixed relationship between economic growth and quality public services. Per capita income can be terrible while total national income is high. Economic growth can be high yet maintain widespread inequality. This is not a sustainable way to run a country, yet this is how things are and have always been done in Brazil, the last country in the Americas to abolish slavery and today the world’s 7th largest economy where 21% of the population is still under the poverty line. Brazil today is 106th in GDP per capita. We also rank among the worst in inequality, at number 17, although this is a significant improvement over the 1st place position we occupied two decades ago. Read more.

New Cities Summit in São Paulo: The Human City (Part 1)

Influential policy makers, academics, innovators, entrepreneurs, and social and urban development practitioners are currently gathered in São Paulo for a two-day summit organized by the New Cities Foundation. The event focuses on the current challenges that cities face becoming more just and inclusive. Opening remarks by São Paulo's mayor, Fernando Haddad, were followed by a discussion panel, "What is the Human City?", moderated by Andrew Tuck, editor at Monocle. Read more.