April 19, 2018

A new activist urban movement is emerging in São Paulo, Brazil. It evokes a deep awareness and sensitivity in relation to the urban environment, putting in debate the false dichotomy between city and nature. One of the central point on this debate is the so-called Augu...

April 13, 2018

The My Porto Alegre movement is formed by people who believe in the power of community participation to build a better city. They advocate that a better world starts with local initiatives - such as the realization of communal food gardens in the urban environment. Tog...

April 8, 2018

Urban acupuncture is a socio-environmental theory that uses small-scale interventions to transform the larger urban context. Sites are selected and developed through a dialogue between designers and the community. In Brazil, the “Acupuntura Urbana” movement promotes th...

March 21, 2018

Curitiba, as well as all cities in the state of Paraná, have an SMS (text) system that alerts when possible natural and catastrophic events, such as storms, winds, storms, are approaching, giving people some time to prevent disasters or prepare for possible risks.

Coord...

March 14, 2018

The Twin Cities La Paz and El Alto are divided by an altitude difference of 400 meters. In the past the cities were mainly connected through buses which took around 30 minutes to commute between them. However, La Paz and El Alto suffered from tense traffic due to small...

March 6, 2018

Have you ever thought about moving around your city by bicycle but didn't know how to start?

The Bike Anjo (Bike Angel) movement started as an online platform that connects people interested to go to work by bicycle in the main cities of Brazil. It is a collaborative pr...

February 27, 2018

During the last two decades, Medellin has managed to shift its fate from being the most violent city of the planet, to be one of the most innovative cities according to The Wall Street Journal (2013) and 2ThinkNow (2017). The reason behind this change is related to the...

February 23, 2018

There is a very subtle line between what is acceptable and what is not in the urban space. No wonder traffic signs are such a trademark in the city's landscape: they show clearly what is mandate by the law. The rules are not so simple for affective relationships, gende...

February 18, 2018

To design of a city with universal accessibility is to assure that disabled people or those that have reduced physic mobility can move full and free of any barriers, without any restrictions, providing their basic rights and promoting their inclusivity. This right is a...

February 9, 2018

As the 9th World Urban Forum takes off in Kuala Lumpur, it is important to remind ourselves of one of the key factors for inclusive cities: citizen participation. Citizens are the ultimate experts for the potentials, needs and problems of their neighbourhood. Using par...

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