Center-Sponsored Course, 2003-04

Urban Planning: Innovations From Brazil
Prof. Jorge Wilheim

This seminar will cover several themes in the history of urban planning in Brazil. The course will begin with the historical context of the transitional period through which we are living. Methodologies for urban planning will be analyzed, and São Paulo will be studied in depth. Topics to be covered include: São Paulo’s historical development and current challenges, zoning, participation and environmental issues and several planning innovations. The course will end by moving from specific, local planning issues to those faced in urban centers around the world and by debating the challenges of planning in the 21st century.

Jorge Wilheim was formerly the Deputy Secretary-General of Habitat II. A well-known Brazilian architect and town planner, he has been, at different times, the country’s Secretary of State for Planning and for the Environment and São Paulo’s President of the Planning Department.

Currently, he is serving as the Rio Branco Chair in Brazilian Studies at the Center for Latin American Studies.

January 20 – February 17, Tuesday and Thursdays 10:00 – 11:30 am
CLAS Conference Room, 2334 Bowditch Street
LAS 298.1/198.1 1 unit, pass/no-pass grading option

This course is open to graduate students and advanced undergraduates.

To obtain a class entry code, please submit a brief narrative describing your interest and experience in the subject matter. Please email this statement to Jean Spencer at no later than December 1.

Please note: Drop-ins will not be admitted.

"Coffee and Cookies: Discussing Cities and Our Professional Tasks for the 21st Century"

Professor Jorge Wilheim will hold office hours for undergraduate and graduate students interested in engaging in an informal dialogue on cities and related topics. These meetings will be held on the dates below at Milano's on the mezzanine level. Cookies and coffee will be provided.

Thursday, February 5, from 2 pm to 4 pm
Wednesday February 11, from 3 pm to 5 pm
Tuesday, February 17, from 4 pm to 6 pm

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