Catalytic Communities’ work on behalf of Rio’s favelas is marked by flexibility, timelines and a keen demand-response. All of our programs are designed to respond to needs communicated to us by favela residents and organizers. This means that at any given time we may be providing requested training, helping facilitate debates, documenting community voices and initiatives, facilitating media coverage, or a range of other programs.
Catalytic Communities’ newest project has the potential of offering a land tenure security model for informal settlements around the world. We are studying the [...]
Catalytic Communities engages in Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD). Here we highlight some of the primary differences between the traditional deficit-based community [...]
As Rio de Janeiro prepares for the World Cup 2014 and 2016 Olympics, the city is undergoing rapid urban transformations. Private investment, construction and infrastructure [...]
CatComm offers a range of workshops to community organizations across Rio’s [...]
CatComm seeks techniques and knowledge that can be shared across communities as neighborhoods seek to take charge of their own development. Should you have tools we can [...]
Since 2004 Catalytic Communities has worked with visiting university departments, graduate researchers, journalists, conference goers, and volunteer groups to provide [...]