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CONFLICT AND CONVERGENCE, Urban Informality in Latin America

You are invited to this free symposium taking place at the School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation of the University of Maryland in College Park, MD, during October 4 -5, 2013.The symposium aims to explore how recent experiences in cities such as Medellín, Bogotá, São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Caracas, among others, can serve as examples for multidisciplinary models to urban and social revitalization in other parts of the world.

The symposium brings together participants representing a wide spectrum of disciplines and seeks to generate a conversation between professionals and academics to analyze the goals, methods, achievements and opportunities in Latin America. Speakers include:

Alfredo Brillembourg – Chair of Architecture and Urban Design Brillembourg & Klumpner, ETH,
 Zurich, and Co-Founder of Urban-Think Tank, Caracas, Venezuela.

Jorge Mario Jáuregui   – Jorge Mario Jáuregui Architects (JMJA), Favela-Bairro and Programa de
 Aceleração do Crescimento (PAC), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Felipe Hernández   – Director MPhil in Architecture and Urban Studies (MAUS) Department of
 Architecture, University of Cambridge, UK.

Fernando Luiz Lara        – Chair of Brazil Center at LLILAS, Lozano Long Institute of Latin American
 Studies, School of Architecture, University of Texas, Austin, TX.

Jorge Pérez Jaramillo  – Director, Departamento Administrativo de Planeación, Alcaldía
 de Medellín, Colombia.

Anna Wellenstein   – Sector Manager for Disaster Risk Management and Urban Development,
 Latin America and Caribbean Region, The World Bank.

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