I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Human Geography and Spatial Planning at Utrecht University and a Research Fellow at the Global Cities Institute, University of Toronto. Previously, I held a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Institute on Municipal Finance and Governance, Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at the University of Toronto. I have a PhD in Planning from the Department of Geography and Planning at the University of Toronto.
My research focuses on the intersection between urban planning, international development planning, governance and urban policies.
My current research focuses on planning and metropolitan governance in Brazilian cities, corridor planning, and incremental housing in the Global South. Past research has included work on land value capture, comparative research to better understand city diplomacy, the impact of graduate community-engaged learning in planning education, national urban policy, and participatory budgeting in Canadian cities. My doctoral research investigated the local practice of a 2001 national Brazilian law called the Statute of the City.
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New chapter: Planning Reconfigurations in a Mega-Event Context: The Case of Rio de Janeiro
New blog post: What Social Citizenship Tells Us About the Right to the City
New article: Incremental housing as a node for intersecting flows of city-making: rethinking the housing shortage in the global South
New article: Sharing the unearned increment: Divergent outcomes in Toronto and São Paulo
Event on Sustainable Corridors, November 21-22, São Paulo
New article: The Place of Social Citizenship and Property Rights in Brazil's 'Right to the City' Debate