Portrait of Fabricio Martins

Areas of Interest
Informal Settlements, Social Equity, Planning Policy, Governance, Comparative Planning

Ph.D. in Urban and Regional Planning
Urban and Regional Planning


Curriculum Vitae

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Fabricio Martins

Fabricio Martins is a second-year Ph.D. student in Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Michigan with a research focus on governance and policy toward informal wetland occupations, primarily in the Amazon basin. He is interested in understanding how communities, governments and multilateral institutions negotiate, design, and implement large-scale urban interventions in informal wetland occupations.

Before embarking on his Ph.D., Fabricio has over 15 years of experience in the Brazilian public service. He held administrative assistant (2008-14) and senior staff (2014-15) positions at the Amazonas State Public Prosecutor’s Office (Manaus, Brazil). Since 2015, he has served as a senior staff member at the Pernambuco State Assembly, consulting for state legislators and parliamentary committees, providing policy analysis, and drafting legislative proposals. In 2021, he worked as a policy manager for the Pernambuco State Department of Urban Development and Housing (Recife, Brazil).

Fabricio graduated from the Federal University of Amazonas Law School (Ufam, 2009) and has a Master of Urban Development from the Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE, 2019), focusing on heritage conservation policy. During and after his time at UFPE, he held several teaching assistantships and collaborated with the Urban and Peri-urban Conservation Lab. Past education experiences include: the Urban Dynamics Postgraduate Training Program, offered by the Christian Albrechts Universität Zu Kiel (CAU-Kiel) in partnership with UFPE (2018); a 1st-year Master Law, Economics, and Management with a focus on Environment, Urban Planning and Construction at the University of Lille (2012); and a graduate certificate in Civil Law by the Anhanguera UNIDERP University (2011).

Advisor: Ana Paula Pimentel Walker

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