Urban Research Seminar
The NYU Urban Initiative presents Professor Raquel Rolnik in a talk titled, "Post 2008 Financialized Housing Geographies: From Above, From Below." This event series is open to the greater NYU community in an effort to integrate NYU's faculty and students with a keen interest in cities.
Ms. Rolnik is a professor, architect and urban planner, with over 35 years of scholarship, activism and practical experience in planning, urban land policy and housing issues. Based in São Paulo, she is a professor at the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism of the University of São Paulo. In her career, she has held various government positions including Director of the Planning Department of the city of São Paulo (1989-1992) and National Secretary for Urban Programs of the Brazilian Ministry of Cities (2003-2007) as well as NGO activities, such as Urban Policy Coordinator of the Polis Institute (1997-2002). From May 2008, Ms. Raquel Rolnik was appointed by the UN Human Rights Council as UN Special Rapporteur on adequate housing for a six years mandate, ending June 2014.She is author of several books, including “Urban warfare : housing and cities in the age of finance” by VERSO UK and “A cidade e a lei” among others.