Breakthroughs, trends and innovations from cities around the globe
The Brazilian city joins Medellín and Bogotá, Colombia, Santiago, Chile and Guadalajara, Mexico as winners of the regional competition.
Record low traffic fatalities in 2015 followed a concerted citywide effort to reduce speeds and improve pedestrian safety, the World Resources Institute says.
Brazil’s business and financial hub has launched the world’s largest retraining program for municipal employees, Governing reports.
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.
Cities such as São Paulo and Hong Kong are reaching out to foreign counterparts for urban solutions and trade and business opportunities, the Chicago Tribune reports.
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.
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.
Water taps could soon run dry in Brazil’s largest city and financial hub due to a heat wave and drought, Pangea Today reports.
Buenos Aires, São Paulo, Santiago and Medellín offer some attractive advantages for startups, but downsides can include bureaucracy and economic instability, Gigaom reports.
A cyclist headquarters to open this month in São Paulo will feature bike parking, showers and a repair station, Global Site Plans reports.
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