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!
A recent article about Brazil’s sustainability – Paraty Sustainable Tourism Initiative
Paraty has become a city with many festivals and events every month. Among the most popular of those that feature local foods and beverages such as cachaca made in local distilleries.
Paraty is has become known as a place for festivals… art,food,beverage, music… who could ask for more!
Paraty is know for its many entrepreneurial artists and businesses. In March 2012, Pace students had an opportunity to take a historic tour and learn about the sustainable practices of several entrepreneurs in the Historic Center.
The interactive and participatory Open Green Map of Paraty is now available on-th-go. Today, there hundreds of sites on OpenGreenMap.org to explore from your desktop or with your smart phone thanks to the release of an Open Green Map smart phone app.
To get the map- visit the app store on your phone or click here.
We are happy to announce that we are moving our map on to the new Open Green Map. We are working to move all of the 60 sites from Paraty Green Map to Open Green Map, so you may see a reduced number of sites for the next few months.
The Open Green Map (OGM) offers several advantages, primarily the interaction with the icons, searchability on the map, and integration with the entire Green Map Organization. Congratulations to the Green Map team for realizing the OGM in 2009!!! We hope you enjoy the Paraty Open Green Map.
Please send us an email if you run into any problems.
Featured Business of the Month
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.