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Professor Bonduki is a Brazilian architect, town planner, university professor, and politician. He is Full Professor of Urban Planning at the University of São Paulo and Visiting Professor at the University of California, Berkeley. He has served in the São Paulo City Council (2001-2004 and 2013-2016). Bonduki played a key role in the drafting of the Strategic Master Plan of São Paulo in 2002 and 2014. He was Municipal Secretary of Culture of São Paulo, is a columnist and author of 13 books, including Origins of Social Housing in Brazil (1998), Urban Interventions in Historical Centers (2012), Pioneers of Social Housing (2014) and The struggle for urban reform in Brazil (2018). In his work, he engages on a critical formulation of public urban policies, with emphasis on the environment, solidarity economy, cultural politics, popular participation, as well as cultural popular manifestations.
Professor, Studley Graduate Programs in International Affairs, Director, The Observatory on Latin America, The New School