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Rio de Janeiro (; Portuguese: [ˈχiw d(ʒi) ʒɐˈne(j)ɾu] (listen)), or simply Rio, is the second-most populous city in Brazil and the sixth-most populous in the Americas. Rio de Janeiro is the capital of the state of the same name, Brazil's third-most populous state, after São Paulo and Minas Gerais. Part of the city has been designated as a World Heritage Site, named "Rio de Janeiro: Carioca Landscapes between the Mountain and the Sea", on 1 July 2012 as a Cultural Landscape.

Rio de Janeiro topic articles[edit | edit source]

Communities online[edit | edit source], English language mirror to Favela.Info, a collective blog about the changes and happenings in Rio de Janeiro in the lead up to the 2016 Olympic Games, to be held in the city.

Cycling activism[edit | edit source]

Bike Rio, Wikipedia:Rio de Janeiro#Bicycles

Food activism[edit | edit source]

see: Refettorio Gastromotiva

Sharing[edit | edit source]

see: Sharing City Rio de Janeiro

Social inclusion[edit | edit source]


Catalytic Communities or CatComm - uses technology to link grassroots community groups so they can learn from each other's successes, and support one another's work. When community organizations tackle local problems, their work would be easier if they knew about successful programs in similar neighborhoods around the world.

CatComm realizes people solve crises in their communities every day, and the Internet is the perfect tool to replicate these successes.They collect and posts how-to examples in our Community Solutions Database. These real-life stories address a wide range of issues, from HIV prevention to spurring economic growth, providing effective care for children and the elderly, and much more. The database of over 130 projects inspires people to make a difference around the world.
  • Catalytic Communities (CatComm/ComCat) (a.k.a.: Comunidades Catalisadoras (ComCat)), link checked 18:05, 30 November 2021 (UTC)

Sustainable transport activism[edit | edit source]

Walkable city streets are commonly closed on Sunday in major cities (of Brazil), one notable example being Avenida Atlântica in Copacabana, Rio De Janeiro.[1]

Towards sustainable economies[edit | edit source]

Circuito Rio Ecosol - SEDES on facebook, Rio's solidarity economy circuit

Resources[edit | edit source]

Maps[edit | edit source]

Towards sustainable economies: solidary enterprises, Rio de Janeiro

News and comment[edit | edit source]


The three-degree world: cities that will be drowned by global warming, Nov 3 [2]


The Favela as a Community Land Trust: A Solution to Eviction and Gentrification? Nov 15 [3]

Solidarity Economy Part I: Cooperative Development in Rio and Beyond, Sep 29 [4]


Rio de Janeiro named as first 'fully committed city' in fight against climate change, August 31 [5]


The Cost of Living in Rio de Janeiro Is Too Damn High, time for the Surreal? January 30 [6]


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External links[edit | edit source]

Wikipedia: Rio de Janeiro, Public transport in Rio de Janeiro, Social issues in Rio de Janeiro, Sustainability in Rio de Janeiro

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