Gregory Scruggs is currently pursuing his M.A. in Regional Studies of Latin America and the Caribbean at Columbia University. He is also a Research Associate at Columbia GSAPP’s Latin Lab. Although currently based in Brooklyn, he lived in Rio de Janeiro from 2010 to 2012.
Delaware’s Biggest City Is Ripe for Reinvention. What’s Missing?
Fighting for the Future of a São Paulo Neighborhood
- Learn about the paradigm-shifting land use policies behind the biggest real estate development in the biggest city in South America.
- Read about how global development trends are playing out in Brazil.
- Understand how land expropriation could affect a neighborhood once ravaged by crack but now bustling with Peruvian immigrants, students and artists.
Will the Transformation of Rio’s Favelas Benefit Everyone?
- Will the "pacification" of favelas improve the safety and quality of life of Rio?
- Hear from experts and locals as they watch Rio's boom and its consequences for the city's favela-dwellers.
- If more development is inevitable in Rio, what are some of the best ways to create a more equitable society?