São Paulo: Creating the Future

São Paulo, the most global of Brazilian cities, has a character that it owes as much to its historical roots as to its cosmopolitan business profile

João Doria says he is a transformer but to some he is a self-promoter with higher ambitions

Led by city youth, old-school investors are turning to digital alternatives

Ride-hailing apps say they have increased mobility

An influx of eateries and artistic businesses is helping to sweep away decades of neglect and decay

New spaces on the city’s main thoroughfare are proving to be both accessible and popular

São Paulo has developed an appetite for exotic new tastes

The motto of this urban powerhouse is ‘non ducor, duco’: I am not led, I lead