São Jose dos Campos is one of the highest ranking Brazilian cities in terms of education and quality of life, and a highly regarded industrial and research center. Former Mayor, Eduardo Cury, tells us why he believes technology is so important to the future prospects of its young people.
With huge levels of urbanization in Brazil in recent decades, Cury also outlines some of the technological challenges facing the country and other mayors.
"Our kids need (access to) new technology to get new knowledge," he says. "In my opinion that is the big challenge to mayors in Brazil."