Recent Posts by Paula
Cities depend on each street and park to be a place that people want to be. Photo by La Citta Vita / Flickr
Public Spaces: The Economic and Symbolic Value
Our impressions of a city are formed mainly by the quality of public spaces. If they are not pleasant and preserved, or if they transmit a sense of insecurity, we will seldom return. Good planning of these spaces should be the rule, ...
Joinville Brazil is a Leading Proponent of Urban Trees. Photo by Mariana Gil / WRI Brasil Sustainable Cities / Flickr
Every Tree Matters: Brazilian Cities Prioritize Urban Restoration
In addition to counting people, cars and kilometers of infrastructure, cities today are counting trees. Urban forests are another tool to combat climate change and increase quality of life in cities. Furthermore, concrete urban jungles lack a connection to nature, which directly ...
Jan Gehl. Photo by Bruno Felin / WRI Brasil Sustainable Cities
Video: “What Are You Waiting For, Brazil?” Jan Gehl Calls Cities to Action
At 80 years old, Danish architect and urbanist Jan Gehl shares his ideas on how to build a better future for global cities. Gehl has spent more than 50 years in academia and the professional world becoming a different, and ...
CAMG, Administrative City of Minas Gerais, started a few measures to reduce employees car dependency. Photo by Ana Paula Hirama / Flickr
In Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Breaking Car Addictions Starts in the Workplace
The WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities’ Sustainable and Livable Cities Initiative supports key leaders in China, India and Brazil in improving urban quality of life and environmental sustainability. WRI’s blog series on the Initiative will highlight some of the ...
Evening Commute in Rio de Janeiro. Photo by EMBARQ Brasil / Flickr
Nossa Cidade: The Challenges of Connecting Brazil’s Metropolitan Regions
  Nossa Cidade (“Our City”), from TheCityFix Brasil, explores critical questions for building more sustainable cities. Leaning on the expertise of specialists at WRI Brasil Sustainable Cities, the series features in depth articles on urban planning, sustainable mobility, resilience, road ...