FGVcities - Center for Innovation in Urban Public Policies

The FGVcidades works to increase access to opportunities for the most vulnerable population that lives isolated on the outskirts of Brazilian cities through urban public policies focused on transportation and housing, in order to generate economic development and reduce inequalities through the innovation.

With the aim of enabling processes to create urban solutions capable of facing the chronic problems of inequality of opportunities that feed the vicious cycle of poverty in the outskirts of Brazilian cities, starting with the improvement of public transport and the offer of social housing closer to the business center, the research center has two laboratories: analytics and experiment, and works with national and international partnerships with innovation environments.

The center develops its activities to help municipalities to advance in technological, regulatory and public policy terms with the support of its interdisciplinary team of researchers from government, economics, law and data science.