São Paulo’s new urban plan: a more compact city, higher buildings, next to the public transportation system

Sao Paulo Skyline

Sao Paulo from the top.

A new urban legislation for Sao Paulo, passed hastily during the World Cup will define how the city – the largest city in Brazil, the largest city in the southern hemisphere, and the world’s ninth largest city by population – may develop in the coming years. It defines items such as which areas of the city may earn what types of buildings, including the maximum heights of the buildings, how many parking spaces per each apartment, which are the green areas and what is the growth limit of the city.


Adriano, brazilian soccer player, selling house in Barra da Tijuca

Entrance of the Mansões Condo at Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro.

Entrance of the Mansões Condo at Barra da Tijuca

The time away from football seems to be starting to affect the financial life of soccer player Adriano, the Imperador. Sidelined since his spell at Atlético-PR and currently without a club, the “Emperor” is are putting his house on the market. The mansio is located in a luxury condominium in Barra da Tijuca in Rio de Janeir, and the residences on the place cost at least a dab of R$ 4 million.


World Cup of Prices

Brazilian entrepreneurs seem to have taken advantage of the World Cup in the country to feature the famous Brazilian way and profit more from the increased demand for services from tourists during the event. The host cities of the events received several complaints of unfair practices in consumer relations. Among the cases that draw attention, are charging up to R$120 (U$D 60) per period in parking lots near the stadium, taxi drivers running with no taximeters, different price for foreigners in restaurants and even collection of fees to get into bars.