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 hold an MSc in Global Politics from the London School of Economics and a PhD in Planning from the Department of Geography and Planning at the University of Toronto. My research revolves around international development planning, urban policy and politics, socio-spatial justice, community participation and governance.
Currently, I am working on research exploring metropolitan governance and planing institutions in Brazilian cities, and satellite cites in comparative perspective. I have also worked on land value capture in Toronto and São Paulo through an equity lens, and comparative research to better understand city diplomacy, or cities relations with the international world, also focusing on Toronto and São Paulo. Additional research has included exploring 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. Please see my CV for more details.
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New article: Big City Mayors: Still Avatars of Local Politics?
Participation in Confronting Informality at TU Delft, June 7, 2018.
New article: "Paradigm or Paradox? The 'Cumbersome Impasse' of the Participatory Turn in Brazilian Urban Planning."
Article (in Portuguese) about my project on metropolitan governance in Brazil.
New article: "Community Service-Learning in Graduate Planning Education."
See my profile in U of T news.
Article in Novae Res Urbis mentions my research on land value capture. (Posted with permission of the publisher of NRU Publishing Inc. Original article first appeared in Novae Res Urbis - Toronto. Vol. 21, No. 28, Friday, July 14, 2017.)