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Lecture: "Favelas at the Vanguard: Rethinking Our Assumptions in Sustainable Development"

Presented by Theresa Williamson, PhD, City Planner and Executive Director of Catalytic Communities

Event Details

Monday, October 21, 2019
12-1 p.m.
Favelas as models of sustainable development. This goes straight to what our organization has become most known for: jarring the logic that unregulated “slums” are a horrid problem and suggesting instead they can actually pose solutions to urbanization worldwide, not only in the obvious ways of providing affordable housing, but actually in the development models they create through that same lack of regulation.