Urban Design and Planning

Professor Bruno Carvalho

Bruno Carvalho

Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures
Affiliated Professor in African and African American Studies; Affiliated Professor in Urban Planning and Design at the Graduate School of Design
Faculty Co-Chair, Brazil Studies Program

Bruno Carvalho works on cities as lived and imagined spaces. He studies relationships between cultural practices and urbanization, specializing on Brazil...

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2020 Mar 27

Landscape as Urbanism in the Americas Conference

Fri - Sat, Mar 27 to Mar 28, 12:30pm - 3:00pm

Location: 

Philip Johnson Thesis House and Piper Auditorium, Graduate School of Design

Moderator: Charles Waldheim, Professor of Landscape Architecture Director, Office for Urbanization, Harvard GSD

Over the past two decades, landscape has been claimed as model and medium for the contemporary city. During this time, a range of alternative architectural and urban practices has emerged across Latin America. Many of these practices explore the ecological and territorial implications for the urban project. The emergence of these practices has coincided with societal and political transformations in many countries across the region. Following the conferences in...

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2019 Apr 18
2019 Apr 17

Brazil Studies Program Seminar Series: Fluvial Metropolis: Making São Paulo Viable

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S216, 1730 Cambridge Street

Fluvial MetropolisThe idea of São Paulo as a Fluvial Metropolis has a deep history. Since the 1990s, architect and planner Alexandre Delijaicov and others have explored the transformative infrastructural and social potentials of recovering the city’s river systems, adapting them to new uses. The seminar will introduce the...

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2019 Feb 27

Brazil Studies Seminar Series: Brazil urban cores. Monumentality and Banalities. The case of Rio de Janeiro.

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S050, 1730 Cambridge Street

Fajardo ImageThe lecture will detail the case of the recent urban transformation in the historic center of Rio de Janeiro, its achievements and fragilities, as a possible answer to the disappearing of Brazilian social fabric fostered by modern urban planning.

Speaker: Washington Fajardo, Architect and...

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2018 Nov 29

The Disaster Artist: or how a Chilean Architect Got Involved (and survived) in Urban Design, and the Politics of Resilience

6:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, Belfer Case Study Room, S-020, 1730 Cambridge Street

Speaker: Pablo Allard, Robert F. Kennedy Visiting Professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Design; Dean at the Faculty of Architecture  at the Universidad del Desarrollo, Santiago, Chile.
With Introduction by Diane Davis, Charles Dyer Norton Professor of Regional Planning and Urbanism; Chair of the Department of Urban Planning and Design, Harvard Graduate School of Design

In February 2010, Chile suffered the sixth-largest earthquake ever recorded by a seismograph, followed by a devastating tsunami.  The extension and complexity...

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