[rio de janeiro, brazil]
intro’d to Alessandro here:
tedglobal oct 2014:
It’s our city. Let’s fix it.
how do we start building cities that make us care, honor diversity, make us happy..
we need a participation revolution.. and fast.. people are tired of only being treated as empowered individuals every few years (voting)
protests in brazil 2013 – this needs to change..
7 min – the problem – the logistical nightmare – tech can help
city govts have not used tech as best it could.. ie: humans as sensors… potholes, et al; respond to outcomes already made for them..
we don’t need to wait for govt.. ie: meu rio – now 160000 citizens of rio – 1 of 15 of young people
13 min – we are ready.. right now
Alessandro founded Meu Rio:
from their site:
The Our Cities Network is made up of thousands of people with different opinions on various topics. This diversity does not stop them from working together for more cities …
find/follow Meu Rio (my city):