Urban Planning: Innovations From Brazil
Prof. Jorge Wilheim
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.
Wilheim was formerly the Deputy Secretary-General of Habitat
II. A well-known Brazilian architect and town planner,
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.
20 – February 17, Tuesday and Thursdays 10:00 – 11:30
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.
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 email@example.com no later than December
Please note: Drop-ins will not be admitted.
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