Shopping Cart -

Your cart is currently empty.
Continue Shopping
This website use cookies and similar technologies to improve the site and to provide customised content and advertising. By using this site, you agree to this use. To learn more, including how to change your cookie settings, please view our Cookie Policy
Pocketmags Digital Magazines
Pocketmags Digital Magazines

São Paulo wins US$5 million Bloomberg award


São Paulo has won the first Latin American version of Bloomberg Philanthropies’ 2016 Mayors Challenge. The Brazilian city triumphed with an innovative plan to grow farmers’ incomes, distribute locally-grown organic food to the cities’ restaurants and shops and to limit urban sprawl. São Paulo’s solution addressed the problem of farmers on the fringe of the city struggling to sell their products and then selling their land to developers. The environmental impact of this urban sprawl affected the water supply of around five million people. City officials created a digital exchange that connected farmers directly to restaurants, markets and shops. The programme will help struggling farmers to greater profits while promoting sustainable land use and protecting the city’s water supply.

Purchase options below
Find the complete article and many more in this issue of Cities Today - Issue 23
If you own the issue, Login to read the full article now.
Single Issue - Issue 23
Read Now!
Getting free sample issues is easy, but we need to add it to an account to read, so please follow the instructions to read your free issue today.
Email Address

View Issues

About Cities Today

The silent enemy How hackers are holding cities to ransom -US mayors react to Trump presidency -Interview: Mayor of Seoul -Why smart cities are water wise

Other Articles in this Issue