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Princeton University/University of São Paulo: Fluvial Metropolis Workshop

Princeton University/University of São Paulo
Fluvial Metropolis Workshop

The Fluvial Metropolis Workshop is the first in a series of activities to be organized as part of the University of São Paulo/Princeton University Strategic Partnership for Teaching and Research Collaboration. Topics of discussion will include basic issues pertaining to megacities and water infrastructure, as well as the main objectives of the joint research initiative.

The Fluvial Metropolis workshop will be a significant step towards the realization of the larger aim of the USP/PU research team: to identify sustainable solutions that are sensitive to issues like water resource management, energy efficiency, technology innovation, human and environmental health, as well as equity and fairness, poverty and job creation, and more intangible notions of belonging – of cities as homes.



216 Burr Hall
Princeton University, Princeton, NJ

10:30-10:40am Opening remarks

Mario Gandelsonas
Princeton Lead of the Fluvial Metropolis Research Network

(Professor of Architecture, School of Architecture, Princeton University)

10:40-1:00am Precedents and Possibilities

Christopher T. Baer
B. Arch-M.A., Assistant Curator, Manuscripts & Archives
(Hagley Museum and Library)

Alexandre Delijaicov
Design Studio Professor; PhD Professor
(University of São Paulo, Faculty of Architecture & Urbanism)

Alison Isenberg
Professor of History; Co-Director, Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism & the Humanities
(Princeton University, Department of History)

1:00-2:30pm LUNCH BREAK

2:30-5:00pm Engineering Fluvial Cities

Ricardo Toledo Silva
Deputy Secretary for Energy at the State Government of São Paulo; Senior Professor
(University of São Paulo, Faculty of Architecture & Urbanism, Department of Technology)

Paul Lewis
Associate Professor, Architectural Design; Acting Associate Dean
(Princeton University, School of Architecture)

Vera Candiani:
Associate Professor of History
(Princeton University, Department of History)

Princeton University organizers:

Mario Gandelsonas
Princeton Lead of the Fluvial Metropolis Research Network

The class of 1913 Lecturer in Architecture
Professor of Architecture

School of Architecture, Princeton University

Bruno Carvalho
George H. and Mildred F. Whitfield University Preceptor in the Humanities

Assistant Professor, Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Cultures

Princeton University

Princeton University co-sponsors:
Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI) ∙ Council on International Teaching and Research (CITR) ∙ Program in Latin American Studies (PLAS) ∙ Princeton-Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism & the Humanities

See videos from the workshop here: Part 1 & Part 2