Innovation for Inclusion Through Design: São Paulo Megacity Sustainability Indicators

Friday, January 18, 2013 - 1:15pm - 2:05pm

Professor Carlos Leite shows his two recent researches, “Indicators of Sustainability on Urban Development” and "Smart Informal Territores Lab in Heliopolis Slum" which looks at the challenge of the Sustainable Megacity through Sao Paulo’s experience as a city of 20 million people, with expansion that ranges from formal urban development to the informal context of huge slums. This work signalizes parameters for a city that is reinventing itself through eco-urbanism after the "expanding and exhausting" model of the 21st Century when the city grew by 27,000% in population and 40,000% in urban territory in a country, Brazil, that has the 6th world highest GNP nowadays.

Carlos Leite is an Architect and Urbanist with a Master and PhD in Urban Design from the University of Sao Paulo and a Postdoc from California Polytechnic University. He is Professor at the School of Architecture and Planning, Mackenzie Presbyterian University, Sao Paulo and Visiting Professor in many different institutions as CalPoly, Parsons/NY, IaaC/Barcelona and TU Eindhoven/Netherlands. He just released his first book: Cidades Sustentaveis, Cidades Inteligentes in Brazil (Bookman). He is principal at Stuchi & Leite Projetos: www.stuchileite.com.

 

Carlos Leite, Professor, School of Architecture and Planning, Mackenzie University, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Bolivar House - 582 Alvarado Row. Lunch served
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