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Wikipedia: Participatory budgeting in Porto Alegre
The Citizens of Porto Alegre, In which Marco borrows bus fare and enters politics, Gianpaolo Baiocchi,  March / April 2006
Trees, woodland and forest
The Amigos da Rua Gonçalo de Carvalho's blog (Friends of Gonçalo Carvalho Street) [pt] explains how a group of people in Porto Alegre, Brazil, mobilized an advocacy campaign against the plan for a new development construction in that street. Gonçalo de Carvalho Street is nowadays considered historical, cultural, ecological and environmental heritage.  Sara Moreira, 22 April 2011
Wikipedia: Porto Alegre
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