Urban Planning Students Work Closely with Low-Income Brazilian Families

A team of Taubman graduate students, led by Ana Paula Pimentel Walker, associate professor in urban and regional planning, collaborated with community members in São Paulo, Brazil this summer to help combat Brazil’s severe affordable housing deficit and promote environmental stewardship.

“These community members have built, over generations, a profound knowledge about the cities (they live in) and combining that knowledge with the professional background of our students is mutually beneficial. So we’ll advance both: the struggle for adequate housing and the careers of our students,” said Pimentel Walker.

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