Bairro Vivo

The main objective of the Bairro Vivo Project is to be a transforming pole that, by promoting the awakening of individual consciousness and, therefore, the preservation of the planet and its biodiversity, acts in society by proposing healthy and economically viable practices, reaching the individual in its modus vivendi and its modus facendi.


CASE STAGE: Well established and running
LOCATION: Grajaú neighborhood, Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brasil)
GOVERNANCE: Empty Center Organization


The Bairro Vivo Project aims to bring the Culture of Peace, Sustainable Development, Social Cohesion and Urban Revitalization to the neighborhood through collective actions socio-environmental, socio-economic, socio-educational, artistic and cultural. We have created a promising process that engages people, communities, institutions and cities to jointly co-create and implement the necessary short, medium and long-term actions to build the realities we want to see in the world.

We stimulate the awakening of individual consciousness, encouraging compassion, care and cooperation with the planet and all beings, thus promoting sustainability (social, financial, ecological and creative), individual responsibility and the building of an economically prosperous society, socially just and environmentally responsible.

Desapegue-se  Sustainability Trade Show: Show ways to mobilize, think and act collectively with the goal of building the city that citizens want is the proposal of the fair, which takes place since 2008, every second Sunday of the month, in Plaza Edmundo Rego , Grajaú

The project shares the motto of Agenda 21 “Think globally and act locally” and works towards the implementation of the principles of the Earth Charter, which is a legally binding international instrument to build a sustainable global community; as well as the Sustainable Development Objectives (ODS), a global agenda adopted during the UN Summit on Sustainable Development in September 2015 comprising 17 goals and 169 goals to be achieved by 2030.

Thematic axes developed within the Fair: sociocultural actions, socioeconomic actions, ecological actions, health actions and quality of life, educational actions.


DOMAINSFood and agriculture, Town planning, Urbanism and Housing, Education, Raising awareness about sustainability, climate change, healthy living, environmental issues, etc., Health, Social Care, Arts and Culture, Participatory Democracy and Planning, Economy, Waste management, Water management, Community work, Systemic Change (not focused on particular projects), Inner transition



MiT noteInteresting for phase 2 (to deepen the co-creation process). Suitable for pilot (they are a mature collaborative initiative with a willing to improve).


Renata Luci de Lara Baptista