Brazil's economic boom has revitalized the five-block Rua Augusta and turned it into a "cultural blast furnace," writes Vincent Bevins for the Los Angeles Times.
Oct 5, 2011 Los Angeles Times
Futile efforts to deal with rampant urbanization could fetter the region's robust economy and squander its potential to become a global economic powerhouse, according to the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI).
Aug 15, 2011 The Economist
Sao Paulo, Brazil has awarded a contract to build a new monorail system connecting the airport to the city's transit system.
Jun 30, 2011 Smart Planet
A panel of "frequent fliers" chooses the best cities to have a business meeting, a convention, and all-around business friendliness.
Jan 7, 2011 The Globe and Mail
Activists in Brazil took advantage of their country's fascination with the World Cup to take to the empty streets and paint messages encouraging safer use of the roads.
Aug 18, 2010 The City Fix
Brazilian slums represent huge segments of the country's urban population, especially in Sao Paulo. Upgrading them into economically sustainable segments of the city is a challenge, but a new toolkit offers a path to success.
Mar 31, 2010 Citiscope
The ban on billboard advertising in Sao Paulo, Brazil, is showing pressure cracks, as continued opposition to the citywide policy has some lawmakers considering a repeal.
Nov 10, 2009 The Independent
New world cities are emerging, and the "first truly urban century" will be shaped by the way increasing wealth is handled in places like Mumbai, Bangalore, Shanghai, Beijing, Sao Paulo and Dubai.
Sep 4, 2009 Forbes
New public space has opened in Sao Paulo, Brazil, in an unlikely place. The new park sits a few feet above the contaminated grounds of a deactivated municipal incinerator.
Aug 4, 2009 Metropolis
It's going to cost Brazil more than $42 billion in infrastructure costs to host the 2014 soccer World Cup, according to a recent report.
Jul 24, 2009 Associated Press