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Pimentel Walker and Arquero de Alarcon's Joint Urban Planning Capstone and Architecture Studio Selected as Winner of a $25,000 Grant for the 2017 Ford College Community Challenge

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Pimentel Walker and Arquero de Alarcon's Joint Urban Planning Capstone and Architecture Studio Selected as Winner of a $25,000 Grant for the 2017 Ford College Community Challenge

A Winter 2017 joint urban planning capstone and architecture studio, taught by assistant professor Ana Paula Pimentel Walker and associate professor Maria Arquero de Alarcon, has been selected as one of ten winners of the 2017 Ford College Community Challenge. They will be awarded $25,000 for their ongoing work with Ocupação Anchieta in the periphery of São Paulo, Brazil. The project is entitled “Ocupação Anchieta Avança! Ocupação Anchieta Forward! Embracing Housing and Environmental Conflicts in a São Paulo Land Occupation.”

For more information about the project, please link to this earlier news post.

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About The Ford College Community Challenge

Through the Ford College Community Challenge, Ford Motor Company Fund aims to support colleges and universities as they work with students to design and develop tangible community projects that address critical local needs in new ways, with a focus on helping the community become a more sustainable place to work and live.