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University of Sao Paulo – Professor in Urban and Housing Management at the Faculty of Engineering

By on August 30, 2016
USP, University of Sao Paulo

Contact name and title
Prof. Alex Abiko, Professor


Title of activity
Professor in Urban and Housing Management at the Faculty of Engineering

Description of activity
Lecturer in undergraduate and graduate Courses on urban and housing managements topics. Researcher in urban and housing management, urban engineering, social housing, slums upgrading and urban sustainability.
Sustainable Development Goal 11 targets relating to activity
11.1 By 2030, ensure access for all to adequate, safe and affordable housing and basic services and upgrade slums
11.3 By 2030, enhance inclusive and sustainable urbanization and capacity for participatory, integrated and sustainable human settlement planning and management in all countries
11.5 By 2030, significantly reduce the number of deaths and the number of people affected and substantially decrease the direct economic losses relative to global gross domestic product caused by disasters, including water-related disasters, with a focus on protecting the poor and people in vulnerable situations
11.b By 2020, substantially increase the number of cities and human settlements adopting and implementing integrated policies and plans towards inclusion, resource efficiency, mitigation and adaptation to climate change, resilience to disasters, and develop and implement, in line with the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030, holistic disaster risk management at all levels

Main themes of this activity
Slum Upgrading
Planning and Design

Changes that took place as a result of this activity
Main changes had been observed in projects and design of slums upgrading initiatives. Another contribution was in the field of urban sustainability.
How the impact of the activity was measured
Through the publication of articles in Brazilian (in Portuguese) and international (in English) journals we disseminated important aspects of urban sustainability and slums upgrading projects. All those information had been transformed in standards, regulations and guidelines used by stakeholders of urban projects.
Links related to the activity
Additional notes
In addition, it was created some extension courses and trainings to disseminate the existing knowledge on those fields.