An integrated approach
This project offers an integrated approach crossing urban infrastructure, social, and environmental policies, and various stakeholders including government planners and local communities. Conceptually, the proposed project exemplifies an approach that explores the effects of technical infrastructure transitions on bottom-up, community-oriented resilience building, and thus inclusive urban development. The collaboration is both inter- and transdisciplinary, seeking to extend the collaboration within and beyond Brazil as a more global partnership through a symposium to be held in São Paulo in late 2019.
The project is a collaboration between Dr Abigail Friendly (Human Geography and Spatial Planning, Utrecht University), Dr Kei Otsuki (Human Geography and Spatial Planning, Utrecht University), Dr Martijn Oosterbaan (Cultural Anthropology, Behavioural Sciences, Utrecht University), and Dr Kristine Stiphany (Architecture, Texas Tech University).