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Wednesday, April 20

The Urban Amazon – The Rain Forest Is Much More Than You Know
5:00 pm
Claudio Fabian Szlafsztein and Roberta Mendonça De Carvalho
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies

We cannot discuss global sustainability without including the Amazon; however, what exactly is the Amazon? Our conversation explores a facet often ignored about the Brazilian Amazon: cities. We will offer a contemporary profile of challenges and characteristic of the cities in the forest, inserting them in the axis of sustainable development. The recent and intensive urbanization process is often associated with lack of planning and adequate infrastructure that adds to the other challenges such as the loss of forest and other natural environments faced by this region.