Meu Rio

Orofino, who’s 25 years old with a degree in economics and human rights from Columbia, is a believer in participatory politics and in cities as the ideal locus for reinventing representative democracy, and with her team she has designed Meu Rio as a catalyst for youth activism. Among its 170,000 members are tens of thousands of millennials, identifying common issues, pooling ideas for solutions, and pressuring decision-makers to adopt new policies and practices.

Meu Rio was a WhatWorks urban innovation showcase at the NewCities Summit 2013 in São Paulo, Brazil and is now part of our Global Urban Innovators Alumni.

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