By João Melhado and Paulo Speroni [13 min read] Mobility is an inevitable issue in urban policy discussions, especially during the municipal elections period in Brazil. Urban tolls, subway expansion, bus lanes, and electric scooters are examples of hot topics in the transportation debate. However, little attention is given to one of the most relevant… Read More Unparking the City
A historical perspective of the water and sanitation governance in Brazil. By Jennifer Jacobowitz Rae INTRODUCTION The access to water and sanitation is a human right that has been discussed internationally since the 1970s. However, it has always been linked to the right to life, health, adequate housing, adequate food, and working conditions; a list… Read More Will bill 3,235/2019 ensure a sustainable water and sanitation universalization in Brazil?
By Caroline Tauk [7 min read] New York City is the largest and safest US metropolis. Per capita crime rates have been dropping since the mid-1990s. In 2017, the city recorded its lowest number of homicides since 1950: under 300 murders in a year. As a carioca, it’s difficult to avoid comparing these statistics with… Read More Public safety in NYC and Rio de Janeiro: parallel or poles apart?
by Rodrigo Schneider [7 minute read] In 2003, Brazilian Congress approved legislation that banned the carrying of concealed weapons nationwide and provided for a voter referendum 22 months later regarding whether to ban the sale of all firearms in Brazil. Whether this restrictive law was effective in reducing crimes is still controversial and I use a… Read More What can we learn from the Brazilian concealed carry prohibition?