Where we live, how we live. The shape of cities influences our habits. By transforming places, we can change people's lives. At the same time, we are the ones that plan and build cities and their spaces. Envisioning new ways of living and acting, we can shape the environment around us. Cidade Ativa (Active City) is a social organization conceived out of the urgency to create more inclusive, resilient and healthy cities. We seek to encourage more active behaviors that are focused not only on research and transformation of the landscape, but also on changing people.  




Our work is guided by a careful reading of spaces and people, carried out mainly through field observation. We apply and develop methodologies that allow us to extract quantitative and qualitative information about these places and the behavior of their users. Collected data are resources both for the creation of project strategies and for the impact assessment of the interventions.




We turn our ideas into actions. We develop urban design and architecture plans and projects; we formulate guidelines, strategies and policies that can transform physical spaces and make everyday life in cities healthier and more enjoyable. Committed to our cause, we engage other people in this process, connecting citizens to their communities.




We promote courses, lectures and workshops, we organize publications and campaigns in order to awaken active citizens. By sharing our work, we invite people to visualize and to express their dreams and solutions to a more humane city.

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“Se essa rua fosse nossa…” foi tema da Semana de Arquitetura e Urbanismo da Universidade Braz Cubas e fomos convidados para compartilhar nossas experiências

November 29, 2018

Dia 07 de novembro estivemos na Universidade Braz Cubas para compartilhar as experiências da Cidade Ativa durante a Semana de Arquitetura e Urbanismo. O tema da semana foi voltado para a transformação dos espaços da cidade através da atuação do profissional da área e, abordou também, a importância de processos participativos para articulação e envolvimento […]

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Ao lado de outros grupos que atuam em mobilidade ativa, a Cidade Ativa participou do evento “Cidades Para Pessoas”

November 29, 2018

No dia 06 de novembro, estivemos no Senac Tatuapé com aproximadamente 40 jovens estudantes da unidade para abordar como a mobilidade urbana pode ser mais sustentável nas nossas cidades. Ao lado da Corrida Amiga, Yellow e Aromeiazero, conversamos sobre a importância de priorizar a mobilidade ativa (a pé, bicicleta, patins, patinete, skate) no planejamento urbano […]

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Oficina realizada na Walk21 Bogotá traz principais resultados sobre como fortalecer a mobilidade a pé a nível internacional

November 27, 2018

*texto publicado originalmente no medium Como Anda* A oficina “Organizações pela mobilidade a pé: compartilhando experiências e explorando redes” aconteceu no dia 16/10, na Walk 21 Bogotá, e foi organizada por America Walks, Cidade Ativa e Corrida Amiga (através da iniciativa Como Anda apoiada pelo iCS Instituto clima e Sociedade), International Federation of Pedestrians, UN […]

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We are pedestrians, cyclists, we use public transport. We live the streets, the public space, the city. Cidade Ativa is in each one of us. Together we can work to change places where we live, letting that process change us as well. United by this vision, we make a young, dedicated and energetic team.


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