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Gareth Doherty, Lecturer in Landscape and Urban Planning and Design, has been awarded Coolidge First-step Funds for Harvard-Brazil Faculty Engagement from the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies for research on urban ecology and color in Brazil. 

 

 

 




Michael Hooper, Assistant Professor of Urban Planning, and his colleague Leonard Ortolano at Stanford have published results from their research on slum dweller mobilization in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Their recent paper, in the journal Environment and Urbanization, examines factors motivating slum dweller participation in physically and politically risky social movement activities. The research looked at grassroots mobilization around a large-scale eviction in the city's Kurasini ward. The study's results suggest that the dynamics of participatory decision making are more complex than usually assumed by planners, policymakers and community organizers alike. 

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