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Fernando Luiz Lara is Associate Professor of Architecture at the University of Texas at Austin where he also serves as Chair of the Brazil Center at the Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies. His current interest in the favelas has turned into opportunities to engage with public policy at the municipal level as well as collaborations with local firms designing public spaces in informal settlements. Professor Lara writes extensively on a variety of issues regarding the Latin American built environment.

I touted this idea four years ago  when we watched Obama’s second inauguration and noticed that Latin America was completely absent from any major …


The US will become as unequal as Brasil. And that bothers both societies. As we watched President Obama’s second inauguration 2013 it was hard …