For the northern hemisphere, summer’s not done yet.
Ian Klaus August 14, 2017
Amid upheaval at the national level, cities and civil society are pressing forward with plans to deliver on the Sustainable Development Goals. In this, they see the goals as importantly apolitical.
Gregory Scruggs July 25, 2017
‘Localizing’ the Sustainable Development Goals isn’t about cities alone. States, provinces and other regions are just as important, notes new report.
Gregory Scruggs July 20, 2017
4 takeaways on urban philanthropy from a global gathering of foundations.
Christopher Swope June 20, 2017
An innovative effort to keep a megacity's urban edge green.
Ignacio Amigo February 24, 2017
Mayor Roberto Cláudio compares the new campaign to graphic anti-smoking imagery.
Gregory Scruggs February 8, 2017

The Brazilian city joins Medellín and Bogotá, Colombia, Santiago, Chile and Guadalajara, Mexico as winners of the regional competition. 

December 5, 2016

An upcoming World Bank report cites two cities in Colombia and one in Brazil as models for overcoming urban violence. 

September 15, 2016

The software designed by Amnesty International Brazil features crowd-sourced data on shootouts, location, injuries and fatalities, PRI reports. 

July 18, 2016

Record low traffic fatalities in 2015 followed a concerted citywide effort to reduce speeds and improve pedestrian safety, the World Resources Institute says. 

May 5, 2016

Tons of waste is dumped in Guanabara Bay daily, threatening ecosystems and locals who rely on the waterway for fishing, Global Post reports. 

March 9, 2016

Rio should instead upgrade the essential infrastructure in favelas and showcase these ‘cultural assets’ to the world, The Conversation says.

February 1, 2016

Brazil’s business and financial hub has launched the world’s largest retraining program for municipal employees, Governing reports. 

December 23, 2015

Mayor Fernando Haddad has widened sidewalks and added bike paths and bus lanes in a quest to wean residents from cars, the New York Times reports.

October 9, 2015

Águas de São Pedro is deploying sensors, mobile apps and biometrics to improve life in this city of just 3,000, RCR Wireless News reports. 

August 27, 2015
As Rio invests for the Olympics, only some of the city’s upgrades are built to last.
Julie Ruvolo August 21, 2015

Anti-crime initiatives have failed to contain robberies and violence as Rio readies for the 2016 Summer Olympics, Reuters reports. 

June 25, 2015

The water shortage is so dire in São Paulo that some people are drilling their own wells and residents could be forced to flee if the taps run dry, the New York Times reports. 

February 24, 2015

 São Paulo may have to ration water five days a week in response to a dire water shortage that also extends to Rio and Belo Horizonte, Bloomberg reports. 

January 30, 2015
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