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 initiative. Now, more than ever, the idea starts to gather gravity. Brazil and the US are becoming more alike, at an accelerated pace. After suffering at length with the slow and […]
Author: Fernando Luiz Lara
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.
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 not to notice that, once again, Latin America was completely absent from any major initiative for the next four years. Even the immigration reform that came as a result of growing […]