More walkable cities are accessible, collaborative, fair, sustainable, safe, healthy and fun. We, as an organization, want to be a reference and encourage the transformation and co-construction of walkable urban environments at different scales (street, neighborhood, city).
SampaPé! was founded in July 2012 as a informal collective carrying out walking tours in São Paulo as a way to improve people’s relation with the city. Therefore, when people leading it realized that the most used transport in Brazilian cities is walking, besides being the most sustainable, healthy, social, conscious and fun way to be and have access to the city, the group understood itself as a movement in defense of safe and attractive cities for walking. With that, we started to work with the concept of walkability and to do advocacy strategies to promote changes into more walkable cities in Brazil. The biggest success story of this performance was the achievement of Paulista Aberta in 2015 – the most successful open street program in São Paulo – after more than a year of public mobilization.
In 2017, SampaPé! decided to be formalized as a non profit (NGO) as a way to expand its performance and impacts, and asserting itself as an organization that works to improve the experience of walking in cities, not limiting its performance to São Paulo, but with projects and methodology that can be replicated in several cities, with walking not only as an end but as a tool for community engagement, in order to assess the quality of public spaces and to raise political awareness.
Who we are
We maintain the format of a lean organization that always acts in a multidisciplinary way through the diversity of collaborator and in cooperation with other organizations.
Fiscal councilors: Carolina Igi and Mariana Cruz. Legal Coordinator: Larissa Sabino.
Founder of SampaPé !. Graduated at MSc Urban Design and City Planning at UCL in London - with a dissertation on walkability and empathy. Undergraduated in Business administration at FGV - EAESP, with a postgraduate degree in Creative Economy and Creative Cities, FGV.
Architect and urban planner from Maranhão (UEMA, 2013), graduated in Sustainable Multi-Scale Architecture (Politecnico di Milano, 2016). Involved with initiatives, research and projects that value and raise awareness about the importance of public spaces and a more democratic city.
Sociólogo, coopera com a articulação da organização, criação de novos projetos e principalmente na Semana do Caminhar. É cientista social e pedativista.
Arquiteta e Urbanista, atua em projetos do Índice de Caminhabilidade, contagens em espaço público, entre outros.
Arquiteta e Urbanista, participa de mapeamentos como o Bixiga a Pé, guiando passeios e no Paulista Aberta Lab.