News of Rio+20, the World Cup 2014 and the Olympics 2016 have given the Brazilian economy an additional boost. Steps are being taken to improve the infrastructure, safety and transportation. Inevitably, locations near these major events such as Paraty and Ilha Grande will most likely have increased tourism traffic.
This video is of the Rio Smart Cities Project which is a collaboration between IBM, Google, Cisco and Rio de Janeiro City Government/Mayor’s Office. It is an amazing project that is becoming a prototype for increasing safety and security for cities around the world. This is a clip from the presentation on this amazing, state of the art project!
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Atelier do Dalcir
Ramiro Dalcir and his family are native to Paraty. Ramiro has been creating his ceramic sculptures for over 30 years.
Dalcir’s work incorporates traditional processes of ceramic-making adopted from the local Indians; he is thereby helping to preserve the culture of Paraty. He supports Paraty’s community incentives and art events and has released two books about his art- one in Italy and one in Brazil.