RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - It may not seem like it, but the city of São Paulo, a concrete megalopolis, has 40% of green cover, according to the city's Secretary of International Relations, Marta Suplicy.
Much of this cover is owed to the preservation of 25,000 hectares of Atlantic Forest, equivalent to one-sixth of São Paulo's territory, in the subdistrict of Parelheiros, in the south zone. "We are not a gray city," says Suplicy, its mayor between 2001 and 2005.
Reversing the image of a concrete jungle is part of a city plan to embrace . . .