2019 Field School - Curitiba, Brazil
The School of Urban and Regional Planning partnered with the University of Alberta International’s e3 program to take Planning and Geography students to Curitiba, Brazil on a Field School. The U of A group was joined by students from Ryerson University, the University of Manitoba and Universidade Federal do Paraná (UFPR), a Brazilian University.
The students spent two weeks exploring themes such as land use and urban mobility, information settlements, city-region context, and migration issues in the Curitiba area. Local lectures and field trips included meetings with state and municipal officials, faculty members and students from UFPR, Universidade Tecnológica Federal do Paraná (URFPR), and Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná (PUCPR), and activists and advocates from the non-governmental sector involved in housing and rehabilitation activities in informal settlements.
The Field School was a tremendous success and a rewarding experience for our students.