InterAção (International network of community action)
+ Um Teto para meu País (a roof for my country)
We are a non-profit organization run by university students and young professionals that through the construction of transitional houses, works with families in extreme poverty in a social inclusion process that will allow them to develop as a sustainable community (Originally started in Chile, now spreading widely in Sao Paulo and Brazil)
I was telling them of a few other amazing projects going on in Sao Paulo, which I found out about last year at the TRANSITION NETWORK CONFERENCE, earlier article previously posted here outlines that: Transition and Big Cities
Links: Transition and Big Cities | Forests invading cities: Latest on Brazil turning the tide #ttcon2011 (MP3 here) | transition brasil ning | Transition Granja Viana | Brasilândia | Transition Brasilândia (blog) | Verdejando Heliópolis | What strategies are working in big cities? (topic on transition network) | Transition in Cities and the #SpanishRevolution | A conversation about Transition in Cities (MP3 audio)
Here is an excellent audio, via transitionradio, from the Brazilians at the conference:
Attached is a recording of a session titled Forests invading cities: Latest on Brazil turning the tide which was led by May East, Monica Picavea, and Isabela de Menezes and held on 10th July 2011 at the UK Transition Network Conference in Liverpool.
Anyway, here is just a quick post to some of the audios and further issues of whats going on in the world of transition in the big big cities.
Special word has to be made for a FANTASTIC presentation (that could have gone on all day, but we were limited to an hour and a half) from whats going on in Brazil.
It was a sizzling Saturday morning in December when members of the low low-income Brasilândia community of 247.000 people in São Paulo, gathered with great expectancy for the official unleashing of ‘Transixion’ Brasilândia. Led by the initiating group created earlier in May by members of the Stickel Foundation, with representatives from the arts community, environmental groups, health workers, educators, local authority the first part of the morning was dedicated to celebrate a remarkable chain of achievements.
May East Executive Director of UN’s CIFAL Scotland and it’s Green Dreams project (among many other sustainability programmes) is convinced humanity and the world’s biosphere’s future is in transition for urban areas, and dreams of every village, town and city in the world becoming one over the next twenty years.
Over and out from dunk and juan from the Transition conference.
Thanks Natali and Ana, see you soon in Brazil, PS, Natali, those videos about the indymedia network and alternative media networks are here: N30: The day the political landscape changed forever