Social Housing and Urban Planning in Brazil: The Case of São Paulo

Thursday, 12/06/18
2334 Bowditch (Center for Latin American Studies)

Please join the launch of the Latin American Cities Working Group and for a Lunch Talk with Nabil Bonduki with comments by Carter Koppelman.

Event Details
Thursday, December 6, 2018 | 12-2pm

         12-12:30pm Launch of the Latin American Cities Working Group
         12:30-1:20pm Talk by Nabil Bonduki
         1:20-2pm Comments by Carter Koppelman and open discussion
Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS)
2334 Bowditch St, Berkeley

Lunch will be served!

Social housing and urban planning in Brazil: the case of São Paulo

Presentation by Fulbright Visiting Scholar Nabil Bonduki
Comments by Carter Koppelman (PhD Candidate, Sociology)

Fulbright Visiting Scholar from the University of São Paulo (Brazil), Professor Nabil Bonduki shares his experiences with housing policy and urban planning, both in academia and the government of São Paulo. He will present on affordable housing policies and the City of São Paulo’s Master Plans (2002 and 2014).

Nabil Bonduki is a Professor of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of São Paulo (Brazil), former superintendent of Municipal Low-income Housing  (1989-92), elected City Councilor (2001-2004 and 2013-2016), and Municipal Secretary in the Department of Culture (2015-2016) for the City of São Paulo. Professor Bonduki is the author and rapporteur of two Master Plans for São Paulo (2002 and 2014), and has contributed to and authored several bills that shaped the future of São Paulo and other cities across Brazil. Author of thirteen books and publications, amongst them Origens da Habitação Social no Brasil (Estação Liberdade, 1998), Pioneiros da Habitação Social (Unesp/Sesc, 2014) and Intervenções Urbanas a Recuperação Centros Históricos (Monumenta/Iphan, 2010).

Carter Koppelman is a PhD candidate in Sociology at the University of California Berkeley. His research focuses on how states use developmental and social policies to manage the urban poor, and how those policies are understood, used, and contested in citizens' everyday lives. His doctoral dissertation is titled 'Property Owners and Not Proletarians': Housing Policy and the Contested Production of Neoliberal Subjects in Chile and Brazil. Through a comparative ethnography of grassroots organizations of homeless city-dwellers in Santiago and São Paulo, it examines how the rise of market-oriented housing policies in Latin America has shaped 21st-century urban struggles and produced new meanings and practices of citizenship across different urban political contexts.

Organized by
Latin American Cities Working Group

Co-Sponsored by
Global Urban Humanities Initiative
Center for Latin American Studies
Department of City and Regional Planning