Ecobairro São Paulo

The Ecobairro (Econeighboorhood) in São Paulo (Brazil) is an initiave in the neighboorhood of Vila Mariana.

Committment with 2030 Agenda from 2015 (…)

(… short introduction …)

Type: Neighboorhood
Population: 344.632
Extension: 26,5 km²
Density:  13.000 inhabitants per km²

Key Aspects

The EcoBairro Permanent Program is an initiative born from the Instituto Roerich da Paz e Cultura do Brasil (SSA) together with the Associação Urusvati Mantenedora – Casa Urusvati (SP), and that received support from the United Nations (2005)

With the focus on sustainability that penetrates the everyday life, Ecobairro adopts the proposed 8 nucleus of sustainability for city of the future: Education, Economy, Spirituality, Health, Communication, Politics, Culture and Ecology.

The DNA of Ecobairro proposes balanced systemic actions in all the areas such that sustainability emerges as a result of that action.



Ecobairro proposes to support residents of the neighboorhood to adopt sustainability practises inside and outside their houses, using the following methodologies:

  • Identify different social actors in the neighboorhood, stimulating their cooperation and sustainable practise;
  • Identify, together with the community, measures to help foster sustainability practises, managing their implementation;
  • Establish partnerships;
  • Make the experiences public, to foster inspiration for other potential experiences;



  • Time and collective agendas
  • Public Power Engagement
  • Include Business and companies as well as Universities

Future -> to replicate the experiment in 32 municipalities (…)


Pilot activities so far...

Release, Talk Wheel Invitation, Photos, Presentation on 23/04, Attendance Lists, Conversation Circle Feedback, Participation in 4th Nacional Meeting of transition in Rio de janeiro

Online baseline training webinar

Workshop on “decision making process’ and Sociocracy” already done (23/04/2018).

Next: Mapping group’s habilities, Decision making methods,  Open forum on decision making.

Basic elements harvesting, Construction of the Baseline and GRID, Consolidation





Ana Huertas (MiT Project Core Team)

Pilot’s Core Team:

Lara Freitas (…) email:….

Magda … (…) email:…

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